TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 sets the standard in rugged mobile computing for any application, with vastly improved “Raptor Lake” processing power, modularity, and connectivity.

Wiesbaden, DE. 16th November 2023 – Panasonic Connect today announced availability of the third iteration of its market-leading modular rugged notebook, the TOUGHBOOK 55. The upgraded device is fit for the increasingly varied roles of the modern mobile worker, regardless of the task or application. It perfectly balances the need for connectivity, flexibility and ease of use with ruggedness, long battery life and security.

Designed for varied mobile worker personas
The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 is a huge leap forward. It enables users in the utilities and field services sectors, automotive, emergency services and defence to take advantage of its superior performance, enhanced connectivity and increasing need for modularity to adapt to different mobile worker requirements.

Making it the most customisable rugged device on the market, Panasonic has enhanced the modular design even further with the addition of a new rear expansion slot, featuring a fourth USB Type-A and second USB Type-C interface from January 2024, ideal for high-speed data transfers. The TOUGHBOOK Universal Bay remains for a range of peripherals to be swapped with a simple switch, fit and click.

There is a up to 12.7% increase (PC mark10) in processing power with the Intel® 13th generation Core™ i5 processor with Intel vPro® Technology (Raptor Lake). For those requiring unmatched performance for the most demanding applications, the optional new Core™ i7 processor with Intel vPro® Technology delivers a boost in computing power up to 17.4% (PC mark10). Other improvements include enhanced eSIM and Dual SIM connectivity for accurate and reliable communications on the move, the latest Wi-Fi (Intel® Wireless 6E AX211) that selects the optimum bandwidth to save battery power and upgraded Bluetooth 5.3** connectivity. This latest Windows 11 Pro device is also available with Windows 10 drivers, for those yet to transition to the new operating system.

Future-proofed for industry needs
The TOUGHBOOK 55 is ideal for automotive R&D engineers who need a rugged and reliable notebook to deal with challenging conditions, whether testing in remote locations, the heat chamber, or the test track. With telemetry being captured in real-time, the device can easily handle huge data volumes with its superior storage and connectivity capabilities.

For utilities and field service repairs the TOUGHBOOK 55 stands out with its multiple configuration and connectivity options, including to legacy systems and specialist ports. For defence and the emergency services, the TOUGHBOOK 55 offers high levels of data protection as a Microsoft Secured-core PC and mission critical levels of connectivity.

Combined with a lightweight design and an IP53 rating that protects against dust and water splashes, the TOUGHBOOK 55 can stand up to knocks and drops up to 90cm* and comfortably operate in temperatures ranging from -29°C to +60°C*.

Sustainable ecosystem
For those looking to equip their mobile workforce with this latest device, there is no need to worry about additional costs. This latest device is compatible with most of the ecosystem of peripherals, such as battery packs and chargers, in the TOUGHBOOK 55 range.

“The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 raises the bar for rugged devices that can be tailored exactly to customer requirements, regardless of their needs. With sustainability at the heart of our circular economy approach, offering a fit-for-purpose, reliable rugged notebook that will serve end users in a variety of sectors, for years to come, is a real game-changer,” said Dirk Weigelt, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business Division.

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* Test by an independent third-party lab following MIL-STD810H.
** Bluetooth version depends on Windows 11 build version

Panasonic Press Contact
Dirk Weigelt
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
Mobile Solutions Business Division

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About the Panasonic Group
Founded in 1918, and today a global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. The Group reported consolidated net sales of 8,378.9 billion yen (ca. 59.4 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2023. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please visit: 

About Panasonic Connect Europe
Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees, the business spearheads operations with its major new B2B solutions initiative called “Gemba Process Innovation”, supported by its wide business product range. 

Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consist of the following business units: 

  • The Mobile Solutions Business Division helping mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
  • The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offering a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offering Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
  • Business and Industry Solutions delivering tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing. Designed to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe selling a wide range of smart factory solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

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