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 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.

 

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.