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.

Equipment Financing Now Available With Marlin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Finance Options For Government, Business, and Fire Companies

Easy Online Payment Calculator, Simple Application, and Fast Approval

Dover, DE January 30, 2016

Magnum Electronics, Inc has entered in an agreement with Marlin Equipment Finance (NASDQ: MRLN) headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ to provide payment options for purchases. Marlin was established in 1997 and has financed over $4 Billion in technology products. They are the nationwide leader in Panasonic Toughbook leasing and offer best-in-class customer service.

Magnum Electronics Financing – Powered by Marlin

Marlin Equipment Finance100% financing is available with no money down from 12 months or up to 7 years. The minimum is $1,000 and online application-only approvals can be received for amounts up to $100,000 in equipment and services. Tax exempt municipal leases, seasonal, and deferred payment plans are available. At the end of the term you can choose a $1 buy-out, pay fair market value, or return the equipment.

Financing Available For All Magnum Products and Services

Visit our Marlin page to access the online application, choose payment term, and obtain quick approval. Our dedicated Marlin representative’s name and contact info is on the application for any questions. Financing is available for all our products including Panasonic, Cradlepoint, Motorola, Magnum AVL fleet tracking, etc. Installation and other technical services can also be included.

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 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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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.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K 20 Inch Business Rugged Tablet for Mobile Professionals

Largest Tablet Display with Highest Resolution Using Windows OS

Toughpad 4K at Panasonic Innovation Center

At twice the size of the FZ-G1, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K is the solution for workers on the go needing a large high resolution display and Windows 8.l or 7 Pro.

We did not appreciate this computer until we saw it at the Panasonic Innovation Center. The bright colors and clarity make it appear you are looking out a window.

The 20 inch display provides 230 ppi (3840 X 2560) 4K resolution powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 vPro processor.  The reinforced magnesium alloy frame and glass fiber reinforced case is designed to withstand a 30 inch drop. The included optical electronic touch pen is a powerful tool that is accurate to almost the pixel level. It is sensitive enough to interpret 2,048 levels of pressure with a pen-and-paper-like feel.

Panasonic UT-VEB5000WU 4K CradleAn optional Toughpad 4K charging cradle is available that offers 3 additional USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, Ethernet, and power.The dock has two positions that provide desktop and drafting modes.

Designed for Public-Safety Command Vehicles and Construction Market

This tablet is perfect for displaying high resolution maps, photos, blueprints, and other detailed presentations requiring a large display area. Our public-safety customers will like the portability when away from their command vehicles. Contractors can review blueprints and make changes as needed.

Download Toughpad 4k Specification Sheet

For more information contact our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below:

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 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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Panasonic Toughpad 7 inch M1 Rugged Tablet with Windows 8.1 and 4G LTE Now Shipping

Rugged Windows 4G LTE tablet The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is the thinnest and lightest 7 inch fully-rugged Windows tablet available public-safety agencies. Designed for mission critical operations, it is rated IP65 for dust/water resistance and will survive a 5 ft drop test. The bright display can be read outside in bright sunlight. The LTE 4G models are now available to order.

View the Panasonic FZ-M1 Introduction Video

Magnum Electronics Now a Prime Panasonic Reseller

The Panasonic FZ-G1 with 4G LTE capability can be purchased now on our website. As a Panasonic Prime Reseller, we carry all Toughpad and Toughbook computers, docks, and accessories. For a quote, please contact our office in Dover, Delaware or use the form below.

 

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

Let us know you are coming on Google+FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, or on the form below.

Save the Date: Rugged Tablet and Laptop Intro – 1/27/14

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Panasonic ToughpadsStop by our office after work on Monday, 1/27/14, and meet Fred Scherman, Partner Sales Manager, to hear the latest news from Panasonic System Communications Company.

Panasonic is the leader in public safety rugged computing. See the latest Toughbooks and Toughpads designed for fire, ems, and law enforcement.

Magnum Electronics Dover Technology Center Monday, 1/27, 4-6:00pm

MagnumElectronics.comThis “Happy Hour” style event will be held in our Dover Technology Center starting at 4:00pm. Refreshments, light snacks, and maybe our famous Magnum crab cake sliders will be provided. Come see the latest in mobile computing while networking with others in public-safety.

Please RSVP on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, the form below, or call Kay in our office at 302-734-9250 by Friday 1/24. Looking forward to seeing you at our first 2014 technology gathering.