The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 40 will be equipped with a self-encrypting hard drive from the global communications company Viasat. Thus, the device provides optimal data protection at NATO level.

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 40 is already built to withstand vibrations, impact from water and dust and being dropped from a great height.

Now the device will be even more resistant, as from May 2023 it will also be equipped with a self-encrypting hard drive in the form of Eclypt Core Encrypted Internal Solid State Drive from the global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). This gives the device a new dimension when used in, for example, military, border control and emergency services, where data security can be the difference between life and death.

“This is the next step in expanding our partnership with Viasat towards offering the highest level of security drives in the entire Toughbook range. With the current geopolitical tensions in and outside of Europe, the demand for these types of highly secure, robust and modular flexible devices is growing every day,” says Jon Tucker, General Manager Engineering, Product &; Mobility Solutions at Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business Division.

The 14” rugged laptop is designed for the defense sector, including operational use on foot and in vehicles, as well as for vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and training. For police and border control, the device is ideal for operational services such as routing, license plate identification and suspect identification. The modular design makes it possible to easily and quickly change the device for different challenges via seven expansion levels.

PANASONIC EQUIPES TOUGHBOOK 40 WITH MILITARY ENCRYPTIONThe new all-black model is built for use in the most extreme conditions with military-grade security and communication features. Windows 11 Secured-core PC is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1145G7 vPro processor (Intel Core i7 vPro processor optional), 16 GB RAM (up to 64 GB optional) and a quick release 512 GB NVMe OPAL SSD as standard ( up to 2 TB optional). The device is now also certified for use with NATO approved Viasat self-encrypting quick release drives as well as MIL connectors and docking stations. In order to immediately switch off lights and electronic transmissions, it also has a one-touch hidden mode function.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Panasonic and integrate Viasat encryption into the TOUGHBOOK 40 in order to offer the next generation of robust and optimally secure devices. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Viasat’s Eclypt technology combines sophisticated authentication, full disk encryption and data storage in tamper-proof internal or portable hardware. In the event of theft, loss or attack on the device, the solid state drive helps ensure that the data is protected and secure. We look forward to continuing to present advanced solutions to help the Defense Forces protect their most sensitive data,” said Hisham Awad, CEO of Viasat UK.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 laptop with solid state self-encrypting hard drive is certified to secure top secret information at all security levels in the UK and certified for use in NATO.

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