Welcome!

News Feed Item

Panasonic Announces New Mobility Devices Ideal for Retail Warehouse and Back-Office Management at NRF 2017

Panasonic, a leading provider of innovative retail mobility solutions, will highlight a number of new technologies at the 106th annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, including two new Toughpad tablets, the FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android tablet and the FZ-Q2 2-in-1, the latest additions to its Toughbook® product family. Both new solutions are ideal for retailers of various sizes and provide the flexibility for applications ranging from warehouse operations management to line-busting customer service to retail kiosks and build upon the company’s 30+ years of experience in the retail sector.

“The retail warehouse and back office environments continue to evolve as brick and mortar and online stores blend,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Panasonic. “Workers equipped with versatile mobile devices can tell customers where their merchandise is and when it should arrive, accurately service and bill, load trucks and move goods in the warehouse more efficiently whether by hand or by forklift. Mobile devices that deliver enterprise-grade performance and security as well as flexible form factors and mounting options help optimize workflows and improve efficiencies for retailers, effectively reducing costs and heightening productivity.”

The company will highlight its growing wide range of rugged devices for retail, including:

*NEW Toughpad FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android Tablet

The FZ-A2 offers powerful enterprise class features including the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Android for Work’s Enterprise Security built-in. At just two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is lightweight for easy portability while still offering one of three integrated configurations each equipped with optional features, including an integrated barcode reader for retail kiosk or warehouse and distribution applications, a Smart Card Reader for enhanced security, and an additional USB for increased peripheral device connections.

The optional forklift or vehicle mount and desk-top cradle accessories, combined with the tablet’s thin, portable form factor, provide the flexibility for retail workers to use the tablet as a handheld or mount the device for delivery and route driving.

*NEW FZ-Q2 2-in-1 Toughpad Tablet

The 12.5” FZ-Q2 is designed for the mobile retail worker and comes standard with a full size backlit keyboard to enable easy completion of heavy data entry tasks and can be easily detached to provide users with a lightweight, portable tablet. The spill-resistant keyboard uses a direct, non-wireless interface with the tablet to ensure reliable connectivity in a variety of environments, including retail kiosk applications. In addition, optional cradles and mounts are available for forklift mounting in retail warehouse environments, light vehicle use or for desktop mobile POS solutions.

Toughpad FZ-N1 and FZ-F1 Handhelds

As the world’s lightest fully rugged handheld tablets, these 4.7” Android Lollipop and Windows devices feature a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, delivering industry leading performance along with a purpose-built design and rugged credentials that live up to the brand’s heritage. Ideal for retail applications, the FZ-N1 (Android) and FZ-F1 (Windows) feature an angled rear-facing barcode scanner for warehouse and direct store delivery applications, in addition to vehicle use such as mounted on a forklift for streamlined efficiency. The lightweight handhelds also feature 10-point capacitive multi-touch with rain sensing and glove touch mode and optional stylus pen as well as a warm-swappable long-lasting battery that will ensure the device lasts a full shift.

Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 Handhelds

The 5” FZ-E1 (Windows) and FZ-X1 (Android) handhelds bring together the best of a handheld tablet, phone and barcode reader with enterprise grade security and durability. With hot-swappable batteries that last 14 hours, these devices are ideal tools for a host of usage scenarios, including delivery and routing, inventory management and work order management in back-office retail applications.

For More Information on Panasonic’s Mobility Solutions Go To:

www.panasonic.com/toughbook.

Follow the Toughbook Brand:

The Panasonic Toughbook product family of laptop computers, 2-in-1s and tablets can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter (@Toughbook), LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and our blog, Panasonic for Business.

Follow Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic Solutions for Business can be followed on social media channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Panasonic Solutions for Business blog.

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers reliable technology solutions for government and commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, creative professionals and SMBs. Learn more at us.panasonic.com/business-solutions/.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Join IBM November 2 at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how to go beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications. Technology innovation is the driving force behind modern business and enterprises must respond by increasing the speed and efficiency of software delivery. The challenge is that existing enterprise applications are expensive to develop and difficult to modernize. This often results in what Gartner calls ...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.