Panasonic continued to grow the European rugged notebook and tablet market in 2015, according to market analysts VDC Research. With a 66% rugged notebook and convertible share of sales and a 59% rugged tablet revenue share of sales, the Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad range sold more devices across Europe than the rest of the rugged notebook and tablet competition combined.
Panasonic has now set its sights on Europe’s rugged handheld market. The company grew its revenues in the sector by 55% and almost a third of its product range is now dedicated to this market.
Panasonic recently announced the Toughpad FZ-F1 & FZ-N1, handheld tablets which have a unique angled rear barcode reader to protect against repetitive strain and enhance user productivity.
Panasonic also introduced the world’s first fully rugged detachable notebook for business. The Toughbook CF-20 is ideal for mobile workers who require both touchscreen tablet and notebook functionality in an ergonomic but hardwearing form.