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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Features

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is the world’s thinnest and lightest rugged 7-inch Windows tablet, built to enable mission-critical mobile worker productivity without compromise. Powered by Windows 8.1 Pro and a 4th generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, the Toughpad FZ-M1 offers the broadest range of configuration options available in its class for maximum flexibility. Its fully-rugged, sealed design is certified to meet MIL-STD-810G and IP65 specifications for resistance to drops up to 5 feet, water, dust, and other elements. With a long-life, user-replaceable battery and sunlight-readable, high-sensitivity multi-touch screen for use with heavy gloves, Gamma Solutions's Toughpad FZ-M1 is the ideal tool for today’s mobile workforce.


All the Power in a Compact Design

Meet the uncompromising Toughpad™ FZ-M1—the world’s first 7" Intel® Core™ fanless tablet. The FZ-M1 delivers the power of a PC in the palm of your hand with a high performance processor in a small and thin form factor, for the ability to run a full Windows® 8.1 Pro (or optional Windows 7) anytime, anywhere. By utilizing a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is perfect for heavy processing and database work.

Fully-rugged Design That Moves with You

Measuring in at 1.2 lbs. and only 0.7" thin, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is light and compact enough to fit in your cargo pocket. It can also stand up to nearly any environment with a fully-rugged MIL-STD-810G (5' drop) and all-weather IP65 dust and water-resistant design.

Expandability to Meet Your Needs

With optional packages to choose from consisting of 12 different combinations from 7 available options (NFC, Ethernet, serial, SmartCard, magnetic stripe reader,barcode reader and UHF RFID reader configurations), the Toughpad FZ-M1 allows you to create the ultimate mobile solution to fit your business.

Longer Battery Life

Equipped with a user-replaceable battery delivering 8 hours of uninterrupted work, the FZ-M1 has an optional bridge battery to switch batteries without powering down, as well as a long life battery, delivering 16 hours of power. The Toughpad FZ-M1 operates all day without forcing you to log off of your network to change batteries. Plus, a quick battery charge allows for a 50% charge in just 1 hour.

The Enterprise-grade Tablet for the True Mobile Worker

The Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet is equipped with enterprise-grade features that allow the flexibility to complete tasks efficiently and accurately. It is built for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures and for smooth deployments and ongoing support. The FZ-M1 also delivers organizations with better and longer life cycle management, which means a lower total cost of ownership, saving time and resources.

7" Toughpad FZ-M1 Windows® 8 Tablet

The Toughpad FZ-M1 provides the power, flexibility and durability for maximum mobile workforce productivity.

  • 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor
  • MIL-STD-810G, 5' drop and all-weather IP65 dust and water-resistant design
  • User-replaceable battery, optional bridge battery and long life battery
  • USB 3.0, NFC, Ethernet, serial, SmartCard, magnetic stripe reader, barcode readerand UHF RFID reader configurations
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
  • Optional dedicated GPS and 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadbandwith satellite GPS
  • Optional 5MP camera with auto focus and LED light
  • Ultra high-sensitive touchscreen technology
  • Chemical resistant with a hazardous locations Class I Division 2certification for incendiary environments
  • Configuration area for expandability options

The Competitive Advantage1

Panasonic is unrivaled in tablet technology, with years of experience designing, building and testing fully-rugged tablet solutions. The Toughpad FZ-M1 is just another example of the newest member of the Toughpad lineup:

  • The thinnest and lightest rugged 7" tablet on the market at only 1.2 lbs.
  • Twice the available battery capacity of any competitor + hot swap capability
  • Twice the storage capacity of any rugged competitor, offering up to256GB SSD and 8GB RAM
  • The broadest available options of any competitor, including a UHF RFIDwith up to 10' read range
  • Supports the latest wireless technologies like 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,Bluetooth® v4.0 and NFC
  • The highest resolution cameras available on any Microsoft Windows® tablet
  • More certifications than most competitors, including MIL-STD-810G andISO ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 Class I Division 22
  • The latest display technology of any rugged competitor, offering an IPS display and the highest resolution
  • New display technology supports industrial-type gloves, even without the need for special gloves


From the power to run a full suite of Windows applications, to the ability to operate all day without logging off to replace your battery, the Toughpad™ FZ-M1was designed to create solutions to solve the problems and issues frontline mobile workers face every day.


The Toughpad FZ-M1 is ideal for the retail floor as it provides very long battery life for applications, such as checking inventory and line busting. It allowssales associates to provide fast and easy price and inventory checks without leaving the customer’s side, and it provides retail management capabilities formore accurate day-to-day tasks.

Retail Applications

  • Customer Service
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile POS/Queue Busting
  • B2B and B2C Platform Integration

Field Service

Fully-rugged with a MIL-STD-810G, 5' drop and all-weather IP65 dust and water-resistant design, the Toughpad FZ-M1 can stand up to nearly any environment while also providing the flexibility to fit in your pocket. Field service workers can order parts, perform maintenance and repairs, and access critical information nomatter what the field conditions. Plus, with an ultra-sensitive touchscreen, field service operators can easily operate the device even when wearing thick gloves.

Field Service Applications

  • Customer Service
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Dispatching
  • Customer and Asset Management
  • Inventory Management

Supply Chain Management

Offering the processing power of a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, the Toughpad FZ-M1 gives supply chain workers the ability to carry the power of a PC in the palm of their hand. With the ability to run full Windows applications, you can easily, efficiently and effectively check inventory and delivery status, whether on the road or in the warehouse.

Supply Chain Applications

  • Customer Service
  • Dispatch
  • Work Order Management
  • Pickup and Delivery
  • Tracking


The Toughpad FZ-M1 is chemical resistant with a hazardous locations Class I Division 2 certification forincendiary environments, making it an ideal mobile solution for healthcare workers. Improve the efficiencyof your entire facility—when making rounds and checking a patient’s record at bedside—without worryingabout the drops and spills that happen in the healthcare environment.

Healthcare Applications

  • Patient Care
  • Customer Service
  • Medication Administration
  • Chart/Record Management
  • Pharmaceutical Labs


Panasonic and its partners design a wide assortment of accessories including cradles, printers and adapters, to expand and enhance Toughpad™ capabilities. Please see the Toughpad FZ-M1 Accessories Brochure for more detailed information.



Panasonic business class support ensures expert service and minimal repair time over the life of your Toughpad product.

  • Long-term product life cycle management – Product serviceable over a 3 to 5-year life cycle – The same form factor will be available to you for longer than typical consumer devices – All parts will be applicable for all model upgrades for up to 5 years
  • 24/7 service and technical support from a US-based help desk with hold times of less than 60 seconds (1.800.662.3537 then press 2 for technical support)
  • Industry-benchmark turnaround time on repairs average less than 2 days
  • 3-year limited international warranty on Toughpad tablets (compared to the 1-year warranty offered by most commercial-grade tablet manufacturers)
  • In-warranty repair with no charge for shipping to and from our National Service Center
  • Website support, including Internet chat, web portal, FAQs and manuals
  • Extended warranty and battery warranty replacement program options
  • Toughpad Protection Plus program option for accidental damage coverage
  • Hot-swap program option for next-day swap replacement

To find out more how we can help you, contact us or call us 1300 042 662 today!

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Specifications


  • MIL-STD-810G design (5′ drop, shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, temperature shock, humidity, explosive atmosphere)
  • IP65 certified sealed all-weather fanless design
  • Solid state drive heater
  • Magnesium alloy chassis encased with ABS and elastomer corner guards
  • Optional hand strap or rotating hand strap
  • Port covers
  • Raised bezel for LCD impact protection
  • Pre-installed replaceable screen film for LCD protection


  • Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-bit (with Windows® 7 downgrade option)
  • Panasonic Utilities (including Dashboard), Recovery Partition


  • Intel® Core™ i5-4302Y vPro™ Processor

–        1.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost up to 2.3GHz

–        3MB cache


  • 8GB SDRAM (DDR3L-1333MHz)2,3
  • Up to 64GB additional with optional microSDXC card
  • 128GB and 256GB solid state drives (SSD) with heaters2


  • 7″ WXGA 1280 x 800 with LED backlighting
  • 10-point capacitive multi touch daylight-readable screen
  • 500 nit
  • IPS display with direct bonding
  • Anti-reflective screen treatment
  • Ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyro and acceleration sensors
  • Automatic screen rotation
  • Intel® HD graphics 4200 video controller, max. 1664MB shared VRAM with Win 8 64-bit4
  • Concealed mode (configurable)


  • Integrated microphone
  • Realtek high-definition audio
  • Integrated speaker
  • On-screen and button volume and mute controls

Keyboard & Input

  • 10-point multi touch
  • Supports gloved touch and gestures and capacitive stylus pen
  • 6 tablet buttons (2 user-definable)
  • Integrated stylus holder in optional rotating hand strap
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard


  • 720p webcam with mic
  • 5MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light


  • MicroSDXC


  • Docking connector 24-pin
  • Headphones/speaker Mini-jack stereo
  • USB 3.0 (x 1) 4-pin


  • Optional integrated 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS
  • Optional dedicated GPS (SiRFstarIII™)
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC7260 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1) + EDR
  • Security
  • Authentication: LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP
  • Encryption: CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit and 64-bit WEP, Hardware AES
  • Optional dual high-gain antenna pass-through

Power supply

  • Li-Ion battery pack:
  • Standard battery: 7.2V, typical 3220mAh, minimum 3120mAh
  • Long life battery: 7.2V, typical 7100mAh, minimum 6800mAh
  • Battery operation5:
  • Standard battery: 8 hours
  • Optional long life battery: 16 hours
  • Battery charging time5:
  • Standard battery: 2.5 hours off, 3 hours on
  • Optional long life battery: TBD

Power Management

  • Suspend/Resume Function, Hibernation, Standby

Security Features

  • Password Security: Supervisor, User, Hard Disk Lock
  • Kensington cable lock slot
  • Trusted platform module (TCG) security chip v.1.2
  • Computrace® theft protection agent in BIOS6
  • Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
  • Optional SmartCard reader1


  • 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor

Dimensions & Weight7

  • 7.98″(L) x 5.20″(W) x 0.71″(H)
  • 1.2 lbs.

Integrated Options8

  • 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS
  • Available packages1:

SmartCard reader (half-insertable) and bridge battery, 1D/2D barcode reader

or LAN or serial

  • Magnetic strip reader and bridge battery, 1D/2D barcode reader or LAN or serial
  • Near Field Communication and bridge battery, 1D/2D barcode reader or LAN

or serial

  • UHF/RFID reader and bridge battery, 1D/2D barcode reader or LAN or serial


  • AC Adapter (3-prong) CF-AA6431US
  • Standard Battery Pack FZ-VZSU94JS
  • Long Life Battery Pack FZ-VZSU95JS
  • Multi-battery Charger FZ-VCBM11U
  • Battery Charger CF-VCBTB3W / FZ-VCBAM11U
  • (bundle only)
  • Standard Hand Strap FZ-VSTM11U
  • Rotating Hand Strap FZ-VSTM12U
  • Capacitive Stylus Pen FZ-VNPM11U
  • Desktop Cradle FZ-VEBM12U
  • Lite-function Cradle FZ-VEBM11U
  • Replacement Protection Film FZ-VPFM11U

Please consult your reseller or Panasonic representative before purchasing.

Caution: Do not expose bare skin to this product when handling this unit in extreme hot or cold environments.

1Mutually exclusive option.

21GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.

3 Total usable memory will be less depending upon actual system configuration.

4 The size of the VRAM cannot be set by the user and varies by operating system as well as size of RAM. Windows 7

max. VRAM is 1544MB.

5 Approximate time. Battery performance features such as charge time and life span can vary according to the

conditions under which the computer and battery are used. Battery operation and recharge times will vary based on many factors, including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences. Battery testing results from MobileMark 2007.

6 Requires software and activation to enable theft protection.

7Length measurements do not include protrusions.

8 Accessories and Integrated Options may vary depending on your configuration. Visit Panasonic website for moreaccessories and details.


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