Panasonic unveils mobile POS tablet

Panasonic today announced the launch of the Toughpad FZ-R1 the industry’s first 7-inch all-in-one mobile POS tablet running Windows 8.1.

The Intel-based Toughpad FZ-R1 has integrated EMV reader with PIN pad, mag stripe reader and NFC compatibility,

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Toughpad FZ-R1: Key Specifications

The device has a durable body, it is semi-rugged, water resistant, and has a fanless design. It also includes capacitive stylus pen.

It measures 1.43 lbs., 10.12″ x 5.12″ x 1.08″ (without protruding parts) and has a 10 Finger touch (Capacitive), 7 inch WXGA(1280×800) with aspect ratio 16:10, Anti-Reflection.

It is powered by a Intel Celeron processor N2807 (1MB Cache, 1.58 GHz up to 2.16 GHz). It runs on Windows 8.1 OS and is equipped with Integrated EMV reader with PIN pad, mag stripe reader.

Storage and Memory includes 2-4GB SDRAM and 64GB eMMC storage, up to 64GB additional with optional micro SDXC card

Approx. 8.0 hours (Tablet Only) and approx. 7.0 hours with payment Optional bridge battery, enabling users to switch out batteries without powering down the device.

The charging time of the device is (approx. 4 hours)power on, and Power Off (approx. 2.5 hours).

It has a 5MP, 2048 x 1536 dots, 15fps(Video) / 2592 x 1944 dots(Still), with Camera light.

On the Connectivity front it has Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC7260 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 (Class 1), USB 3.0, micro SDHC card slot, headset jack and docking connector.

The Toughpad FZ-R1 offers optional 4G LTE wireless broadband with satellite GPS

Panasonic offers a POS system including the Toughpad FZ-R1 as part of its retail technology solutions engineered to increase management capabilities, operational efficiencies and productivity.

The device is also compatible with a variety of accessories, including hand and shoulder straps, holsters, countertop POS cradle, cases, charging solutions and mobile printers.

The Toughpad FZ-R1 Base model including Windows 8.1 and a standard MSR starts at $1,799 and will be available through authorized and select resellers and distributors in late Spring 2015.


Vishal Kawadkar