London, UK, 19th March, 2014 – Panasonic has teamed with ViaSat Inc. to offer IL2 to IL6 Top Secret level security encryption for its rugged Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet making it ideal for MOD and other security conscious markets, such as emergency services and the oil & gas industry.
Panasonic’s 10.1 inch, fully rugged and lightweight tablet is now available via partners with the option of a ViaSat Eclypt® encrypted hard drive. Eclypt® hard drives and Inline Media Encryptors are accredited and certified around the world for use by organisations including government agencies, military forces, education, healthcare and financial institutions to ensure premium data protection.
ViaSat has successfully tested the Toughpad FZ-G1 using Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 operating systems with its full range of Core drives, and confirms protection from FIPs (IL2) up to Enhanced (IL6). This level of secure data protection, combined with the portability and power of the Panasonic’s FZ-G1 tablet, means secure mobility is now a reality.
Kevin Tristram, General Manager at Panasonic Toughbook UK & Ireland said: “This collaboration with ViaSat ensures the Toughpad FZ-G1 is perfectly equipped for the defence industry and other security conscious markets.”
Chris McIntosh CEO of ViaSat said; “With the ever-increasing demands on accessing sensitive data 24/7, securing mobile platforms to the highest level is becoming increasingly significant. ViaSat’s Eclypt® technology ensures that your data is secure by default even if lost or stolen. Combining Eclypt® technology with the Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet provides a CAPS accredited mobile platform that can be deployed within the high threat Government, Military and Critical Infrastructure Protection environments. That provides a totally reliable, secure and powerful portable system”.
The Panasonic FZ-G1 Toughpad equipped with ViaSat Eclypt® encryption is enabled by a specially created caddy from Eurotempest.
The Toughpad FZ-G1 has been designed for mobile workers who spend much of their time working outside or from vehicles. The thin and lightweight device, weighing only 1.1kg, has been designed to take full advantage of the functionality offered by Windows 8 Pro operating system and offers two-way touch input with its capacitive 10-finger multi-touch screen and digitizer pen for tasks.
The first fully rugged device to use the latest IPSα Panel technology, developed by Panasonic, the FZ-G1 provides new levels of viewing quality for tablet users working outside. Offering extra wide viewing angles, strengthened glass, high contrast ratio and 800cd/m2 high brightness paired with a Panasonic anti-reflection layer, the 10.1” over Full HD (1920x1200) Resolution screen is purpose built to perform in any light conditions.
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About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:
- Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems.
- Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays.
- Panasonic is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.
- Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
- Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook had 63.3% unit share of the European rugged and durable notebook market and a 29.2 unit share of the rugged business tablet market in 2012 (VDC, March 2013).
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen (68 billion euros) for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at www.toughbook.eu
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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. We solve the most complex digital security and networking challenges, so that Ministry of Defence, government and commercial organisations can securely share and access information anywhere.
ViaSat UK has a heritage in the information assurance field delivering a range of CESG, NATO and internationally accredited encryption technologies used by government, defence and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Eclypt encrypted hard drives are accredited and certified around the world for use by government agencies, military forces, education and healthcare organizations to ensure premium data protection. We offer a variety of internal, external, portable, SSD, and ruggedized hard drive configurations and custom or bespoke systems for air, land, and sea platforms.
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