Panasonic’s Wireless touch-screen tablet Toughbook

Keeping healthy with a touch of the finger. That’s the mantra put forward by Panasonic with the introduction of a new wireless touch-screen device.

The Toughbook Wireless Display has a 10.4″ LCD but boasts no local software, relying instead of wireless connections to clinical and management applications on a nearby LAN. It is designed to be portable and, essentially, be a rolling server, perfect for use in a hospital or other kind of health-care facility.

The Toughbook, who comes with a highly advanced touch-screen functionality and a highly recommended fingerprint scanner option, has been designed to resist common hazards like dropping and is fully sealed to military specifications. It works with Windows Server, Citrix Metaframe, or other Web servers via an 802.11 LAN. It can be configured for multiple-user functionality as well as for peer-to-peer manipulation.

“Panasonic is committed to working with our premier partners–and listening to our customers–to develop innovative and cost-effective mobile computing solutions that help drive improvements in both clinical care and the business performance of healthcare enterprises,” said Rance Poehler, president of Panasonic Computer Solutions Company.

The device has a total weight of only 2.6 pounds and runs on a battery that can last up to 10 hours. Price tag is expected to be US$1,750.


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