Panasonic enhances the world's leading industrial Toughbook CF-D1 tablet

50% longer battery life, improved viewing screen, more performance from less power, improved communications and the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 mk3

Panasonic today announced the latest improvements to the world’s leading industrial tablet cementing its position as the mobile diagnostic device of choice for the European automotive industry. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 mk3 delivers 50% more battery life, an improved viewing screen, more performance from less power, improved communications and the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system.

Designed for diagnostics
The Toughbook CF-D1 was designed with and for technicians performing diagnostics on engines, automobiles, trucks and machines in either the workshop or field environment, as well as emergency services command and response teams that need large and clear screen visibility to display technical drawings and maps.

50% more operating time
This latest generation device delivers a 50% improvement on battery life with up to 12 hours[1] of operating time between charges.

Wide angled screen clarity
The 13.3” widescreen HD LCD display with LED backlight, designed for real-time diagnostic programmes, reading telematic data and viewing schematics, has been upgraded with the latest IPS display technology (400cd/m²). Ideal for use indoors or outside in bright sunlight, the IPS display ensures technicians can see the detail on the screen with crystal clear clarity from the widest viewing angles. The resistive touchscreen allows for easy data input using fingers, gloves or a pen even in wet condition.

More power from less energy
The latest Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 notebook delivers more performance for less power than its category competitors with the 6th Generation latest Intel® Core™ i5-6300U vPro™ Processor (3 MB cache, 2.4GHz up to 3.0GHzã��with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology).

Latest operating system
The latest Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) operating system is pre-installed and offers downgrade rights to Windows 7 professional with extended Microsoft Windows 7 Skylake system support[2], buying time for those businesses still to upgrade.

Latest communications
Latest communication capabilities are delivered with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WLAN and V4.1 class 1 Bluetooth. There is also a high-resolution 5 megapixels rear camera, to capture diagnostic documentation or paper information electronically.

“Our leading industrial tablet has long been the go to device for technicians at the world’s leading automotive companies,” said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “With their feedback, the latest generation Toughbook CF-D1 is now better than ever suited to their needs with more computing power, longer working time and better screen visibility.”

Triple modular bay designed for customisation
Designed specifically to meet the wide-ranging needs of diagnostic technicians, the device has configurable triple bay ports fully designed for customisation, and able to support all specialist ports for reliable diagnostic data transmission. The ports can be easily configured to meet specific requirements such as a Serial or VGA interface, a second LAN port or up to two rugged USB connectors.

A wide range of security features, including Intel® AMT, vPro™ (optional), Security lock and Smartcard reader (optional), maintains the highest security requirements for data protection.

The CF-D1 has all the rugged elements expected in a Toughbook. Drop tested to a height of 90cm[3] and with water and dust protection giving it an impressive IP65[3] rating.

Pricing and availability
The Toughbook CF-D1 mk3 is available from the 12.04.2016 and prices start at £1,960 + tax.

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[1] Measured by MobileMark® 2007 at 60 cd/m². Varies depending on usage condition or when an optional device is attached.
[3] This performance test does not guarantee against damage or malfunction

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