Toughbook mobile computers are designed to meet and exceed a variety of standards for performance, durability and environmental impact. Assuring compliance with many standards requires substantial resources at Panasonic research and development, testing, and quality assurance facilities. This section explains some of the major standards that every Toughbook computer is expected to exceed.
Toughbook fully-rugged computers and the ultra-mobile-rugged Toughbook U1 are the first portable computers to be MIL-STD-810G certified for 6-foot drops*, shocks, altitude, vibration, dust, sand, rain and extreme temperature resistance. Fully-rugged models are certified for MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic interference and compatibility.
Toughbook fully-rugged and ultra-mobile-rugged computers are IP65 certified* for protection against dust and water.
Operating a computer can be dangerous in potentially explosive environments. Toughbook mobile computers comply with UL 1604 (Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2, Groups, A, B, C and D) by delivering safe, reliable mobile computing solutions for spark-free use.
Panasonic is one of more than 7,000 ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. ENERGY STAR-compliant Toughbook mobile computers use advanced circuitry that consumes 81 percent less energy than conventional circuitry.
Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers have received Gold ratings by an environmental impact scoring system known as Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
Panasonic Toughbook products are compliant with all International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rules dealing with reducing energy use, limiting waste and increasing recycling.
Since 2006, Toughbook mobile computers have been compliant with one of the most rigid directives, the European Union's Restriction on Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS), which greatly limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other dangerous materials in electronics.
Panasonic Toughbook computers are Section 508 compliant, ensuring that users with disabilities have access to information technology anywhere, anytime.
Panasonic Toughbook ultra-mobile-rugged computers are independently tested and certified for interoperability with all products participating in the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program. Cisco certification assures Toughbook mobile computers are able to leverage Cisco Unified Wireless Network capabilities as well as the latest innovations offered by Cisco's technology partners.
To assure outstanding wireless connectivity, Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers are certified by the leading wireless carriers.
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