Panasonic Offering Free Replacement Batteries for FZ-G1 Toughpad Tablets

Panasonic has identified a possible problem with the Li-ion battery included with theirPanasonic Logo popular FZ-G1 Toughpad and recently announced a free battery replacement program. Almost all FZ-G1 owners are eligible and should download the BIOS utility to prevent the overheating problem affecting Li-ion batteries.

All FZ-G1 tablet models below in combination with the listed battery packs are affected: Rugged Tablet

  • FZ-G1Axxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Bxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Cxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Fxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Jxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Kxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Lxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Nxxxxxx
  • FZ-VZSU84U
  • FZ-VZSU89U
  • FZ-VZSU96U

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The Problem
The root cause of this issue is contamination inside the battery cells. When batteries
covered under this recall notice are used in environments with wide temperature
variation, a short circuit can occur inside the cell that can cause overheating and ignition.


The Fix

  1. Contact Panasonic to receive a replacement battery.
  2.  Download and run Panasonic’s BIOS Utility on the tablet which enables battery charging controls to minimize the risk of overheating and ignition

More Information
See Panasonic’s announcement

Panasonic Toughbook 20 Tablet, Keyboard, and Handle

Fully-Rugged All-in-One Mobile Computer Now Shipping

Rugged Tablet with keyboard handlePanasonic’s latest Toughbook 20 for mobile workers offers the flexibility of a tablet but includes a detachable keyboard with handle. For users who need a tablet but want a comfortable keyboard this is the solution.

The Toughbook CF-20 handle makes it easy to carry on the job. At only 3.9 lbs, it has a sunlight readable display and can be used with gloves. It can be ordered with 4G LTE that supports multiple cell carriers. The Panasonic rotating hand strap is a recommended accessory for use in tablet mode. We found the Boston LeaToughbook Tablet with Handlether shoulder strap easily attaches to the tablet and can be used to carry the emissive backlit keyboard too.

There is also a rugged dock available designed for public-safety and utility vehicles. The Toughbook 20 ships with Windows 10 Pro installed but can support Windows 7 or 8 for older CAD systems.

Download Panasonic Toughbook 20 Data Sheet

For a price quote or additional information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.

State of Delaware Awards Vehicle Upfit Contract to Magnum Electronics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Installation Services For State Agencies, Local Government, Fire Companies

Emergency Lighting, Laptop Mounts, Vehicle Modems, Video Equipment

DOVER, DE November 11, 2015

The State of Delaware Government Support Services, Office of Management and Budget has published an award notice to Magnum Electronics for a statewide contract renewable up to five years. Contract # GSS15735A-VEH_UPFIT was a multiple source award after competitive sealed proposals were evaluated and best and final offers were submitted.

Delaware State Police specified Chevrolet Tahoe upfit packages for K9, marked, and unmarked patrol vehicles. The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) included various small to medium sized truck configurations. Installation requirements include emergency lighting, video equipment, wireless 4G mobile routers, automatic vehicle location, consoles, and laptop mounts.

In addition to installation services, our contract includes Panasonic Toughbook computers and tablets, Cradlepoint wireless 4G routers, and Federal Signal emergency lighting, said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. Now public-safety agencies and public works departments throughout Delaware can purchase vehicle upfit services and equipment using a state contract.

The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS15735A-VEH_UPFITV04 using FSF# 0000004196. For more information visit the State of Delaware awarded contracts webpage.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 [email protected]

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Magnum Electronics Presents Wireless Communications Technology for Construction Market

ABC Delaware Chapter Brings Construction Technology Event to Sussex County

Associated Builders and Contractors DE ChapterABC Delaware chapter members and guests can see the latest in construction technology by attending the Kent/Sussex Dinner Meeting on December 11, 2014. The event starts at 5:00 pm at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Registration is required and non-members are invited.

Mobile Workforce  Productivity Enhancements Using Wireless Communications

We will have hands-on demonstrations of the following equipment:

  • Magnum AVL GPS fleet and asset tracking showing locations, stops, arrival/departure times from a smartphone
  • Cradlepoint 3G/4G modems for on the job internet access and office backup
  • Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad rugged computers you can use outdoors in direct sunlight or rain that will survive a 5 ft drop
  • Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 digital 2-way job site radios with long battery life
  • 3M Peltor hearing protection for the job site – win a set of the new TEP-100 electronic earplugs!

For more information contact the ABC Delaware Chapter or download the registration form.

Delaware WSCA Contract Pricing for Panasonic Computers Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Magnum Electronics Authorized by Panasonic for Delaware WSCA Contract

Pricing for Toughbook Laptops, Toughpad Tablets, Accessories

Dover, DE May 21,2014

Panasonic LogoPanasonic has authorized Magnum Electronics, Inc to offer contract pricing and invoicing in Delaware on behalf of their agreement with the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization.

The Panasonic Delaware contract Toughbook Logoincludes Toughbook rugged, semi-rugged, and business rugged models. The popular Windows 8 and Android Toughpad rugged slate tablets including docks, external keyboards, and mounting accessories are available. Services are also identified supporting the Panasonic product line.

The contract is available to all State of Delaware agencies, school districts, municipalities, volunteer fire companies, and political subdivisions. The MagnumDelaware WSCA Panasonic Info Electronics contract code is GSS09133-COMPUTERV33 using FSF Vendor ID 0000004196.

More information can be found on the State of Delaware website referencing contract number GSS09133-COMPUTER.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 [email protected]

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Panasonic Computer Demonstrations at Magnum Electronics 1/27, 4-6pm

See the Latest Toughbooks, Toughpads, and Havis Mounts

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Representatives from Panasonic and Havis will display the latest in mobile computing solutions at Magnum’s Technology Center this Monday, January 27, 2014. Stop by anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for a close look at the latest mobile computers for public-safety and enterprise.

Havis Toughpad MountA Panasonic product engineer will be here to address your technical questions and a Havis factory rep will show you the latest in vehicle mounting.

See the new Toughbooks and Toughpads with Windows 8 and Android designed for law enforcement, fire, and ems. Understand the different features and benefits for each model.

This is a rare opportunity to learn, meet experts in the industry, and ask questions in a casual setting.

Location and Details

Our technology “Happy Hour” style event starts at 4:00pm. Refreshments from our neighbor, Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing, will be provided. Magnum original crab cake sliders and other snacks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday afternoon.

Address: 927 Horsepond Road, Dover, Delaware 302-734-9250

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