Panasonic Toughpad is a series of tablet computers developed and designed by Panasonic as a subset of its series of Toughbook rugged computers. The first Toughpad was unveiled on November 7, 2011 in the United States.
Toughpad tablets feature a fully rugged design certified to meet IP65 and MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops (up to 4 feet), shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and extreme temperatures. Built to most of the same specifications as the Toughbook line, they are designed for professional use and are used in a wide variety of industries, including construction, defense, public safety, emergency services, government, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing, oil & gas and telecom/utilities. They offer features not commonly found on consumer-oriented tablets and are ruggedized to withstand vibration, drops, spills, extreme temperature, and rough handling. Toughpad tablets are designed for lower failure rates than standard business devices, translating to less downtime, fewer repair expenses and a lower total cost of ownership.