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Latest Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 Combines Improved Performance With Low Power Draw


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The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has transformed the way professionals work in field utilities, emergency services, defence, transport maintenance and a huge range of field services by providing access to data and applications, wherever and whenever they need it. This latest device will mark a decade for the product line of market-leading rugged convertible notebooks, enabling customers to benefit from the latest design and technology enhancements whilst continuing to use the wide range of peripherals built around the range, such as docking stations and car mounts.

The new Toughbook CF-19 includes the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 Processor & Chipset. The high performance Intel Core i5-3320 vPro (2.60 GHz, up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology) standard voltage processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics, ensures the device is capable of handling the most intensive applications. To ensure reliability in the most challenging environments, the CF-19 remains unique in the market with its fan less design; instead using Panasonic energy optimisation and optimised heat pipes to cool the full performance, standard voltage CPU.

As well as the new CPU, the CF-19 is also equipped with a low voltage DDR3L RAM module, consuming less power for higher efficiency resulting in a longer battery life. Hard Disk Drive capacity has been raised from 320 GB to 500 GB with 128 GB and 256 GB SSD options available.

The best screen visibility just got better
With the new Panasonic ambient light sensor and Transflective Plus Technology, the CF-19 always ensures the screen delivers just the right level of brightness for optimum viewing whatever the conditions, inside or out. The features help to reduce power consumption and enhance battery life as no backlight is required in bright environments. This results in up to 6,500nit equivalent of transflective brightness under a 200K lx environment.

Latest Bluetooth connection for mobile workers
The new Toughbook CF-19 also includes the latest Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready technology to connect mobile workers faster and more efficiently. Bluetooth 4.0 (class 1) is fully compatible with Bluetooth 2.1. Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy provides quick connection set-up and improved power consumption.

In addition, the Toughbook CF-19 comes equipped with a Super Speed USB 3.0 port as one of its 2 USB ports, enabling data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than Hi-Speed USB 2.0.

The Toughbook CF-19 also continues to offer an optional Ericsson F5521gw HSPA+ (DL: 21 Mbps) module with wireless ready connection manager. It includes a dedicated wireless switch allowing users to switch connections on and off to improve operating time. Available upon request, the device can also be switched into Anti-Theft-Protection mode by choosing the latest Intel ATP technology.

For those workers requiring access to legacy devices, the CF-19 maintains a serial port and PC Card slot.

The power to last
The latest Panasonic and Intel technology enhancements enable the battery life of the Toughbook CF-19 to be extended by an hour, allowing mobile workers to work for up to 10 hours running on Windows 7 without a recharge.

All units also use the Panasonic Power Management Utilities technology to maximize power efficiency by managing the power of all relevant resources required by the CPU depending on each task or by definition of individual user profiles.

Simple to use
The display rotation button allows the device to be converted from a traditional notebook to tablet design, using just one-hand. The Toughbook CF-19 comes with resistive Touch Screen or Dual Touch option (resistive Touch Screen plus digitizer).

Increased management functionality
The included Management Dashboard for Panasonic PC is designed to simply and conveniently customize each Toughbook to the user’s preferred settings, providing a user-friendly quick launch interface. The Dashboard also allows easy management of the device using helpful tools, such as the popular Panasonic Power Plan extension Utility and PC Information Viewer utility.

The CF-19 also comes with a Concealed Mode for use in mission critical environments. Using this feature, the Toughbook can go into “silent mode” by disabling the backlight, status LED’s, speakers and communication (3G, W-LAN and Bluetooth) as specified.

Better than ever reliability and durability
With magnesium alloy casing, inside and out, and Panasonic’s anti-scratch coating, the CF-19 remains the toughest rugged notebook in its range. It is MIL-STD 810G drop tested and has water, dust, vibration and temperature protection giving it an impressive IP65, MIL STD 810G rating.

With an HDD damping and rugged casing systems to optimise drop protection and an HDD heater and Panasonic’s foam packing system to provide flexible seals, the CF-19 can operate in even the harshest conditions.

Compatibility that counts
To ensure existing customers can continue to use the peripheral equipment, the new CF-19 is compatible with almost all previous CF-19 car mounts* and other peripherals such as docking stations* and batteries in order to provide long term product lifecycle stability.

Backed by outstanding service
Every Toughbook comes with a 3-year warranty covering hardware failures for systems used as designed; with a 96-hour repair commitment and a 5-year spare parts guarantee.

Availability and pricing
The new CF-19 range is available from July 2012, starting at €2.950,- (STG 2.182,-) MSRP (excluding vat).