1,600-nit Touchscreen and Improved Functionality Provide In-vehicle Ease-of-Use for Public Safety Professionals

Secaucus, NJ, July 29, 2010 - Panasonic Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers, today announced a new Toughbook Permanent Display Removable Computer (PDRC), which combines a vehicle-mounted display and full-functioning keyboard for heightened accessibility inside public safety vehicles. Upgrades to the PDRC include a brighter touchscreen display, improved user visibility and a reduction in connection cables.

With an integrated vehicle-mounted display and keyboard, the upgraded PDRC works seamlessly with other Toughbook mobile computers such as the Toughbook U1, H1 Field, 19 and 31. Supporting Windows 7, it provides a secure and ergonomic system for transferring mission-critical data in the field, and helps broaden the functionality of ultra-mobile devices to include activities such as writing detailed reports.



The 12.1" PDRC's sunlight-viewable touchscreen ranges from two to 1,600 nit for optimal use in both pitch dark and extreme sunlight. The LCD display is 40 percent brighter than the previous Toughbook PDRC, adds easy-to-access USB ports, and includes a durable backlit keyboard as well. There are five programmable function keys, as well as a red backlit programmable emergency key on the screen and keyboard. The integrated sun visor reduces the profile of the display, improving driver visibility. With a spill-proof keyboard, it allows, first responders to perform their jobs in any conditions.

"The improved Toughbook PDRC is the perfect tool for departments seeking total flexibility in their in-vehicle computing solution," said Dave Poulin, senior business development manager for Panasonic Solutions Company. "With its proven durability, seamless integration and improved ease-of-use, the new PDRC helps first responders work faster and smarter inside their vehicles while also benefitting from the mobility of connected Toughbook devices."

Panasonic has simplified the installation process for the PDRC, reducing the connection cables from five to three. Public safety users also have the ability to mount the PDRC independently from the connected Toughbook mobile computer for easy viewing and access.

Panasonic Toughbook PDRC: Select Features and Specifications
- Supports Windows XP/Vista/7
- 12.1" XGA sunlight-viewable LCD display
- 2 to 1600 nit with LED backlighting
- Dual integrated speakers with adjustable volume
- Touchscreen capabilities
- Five programmable function keys
- Three PDRC-to-PC cables
- Analog RGB
- USB
- Serial for "Power On"
- Red backlit programmable emergency key for screen and keyboard
- Three open USB ports
- 11.0" (H) x 10.4" (W) x 1.2" (D)

Visit PDRC Vehicle Mounted Computer - Official Panasonic Toughbook In Vehicle Computers to view the Toughbook PDRC full features and specifications.

Pricing, Availability and Support
The updated Toughbook PDRC is available now at an estimated street price of $2,279 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors. The Toughbook PDRC includes a standard three-year limited warranty.

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For more information on the Toughbook PDRC and other Toughbook mobile computers, go to TOUGHBOOK.COM | Panasonic.

About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company's portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).


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