Panasonic unveils Thoughbook 40, a modular laptop with biometric access capabilities for the defense industry

PARIS, May 24 (Benin News / EP) –

panasonic unveiled its new laptop on Tuesday Thought book 40, a device that integrates the various functions of biometric recognition, which the company developed in collaboration with Intel and Windows.

It is a modular laptop aimed at the defense, law enforcement and supply sector, which can be modified for a variety of purposes thanks to its seven expansion areas.

In addition to the user-replaceable battery, RAM, and solid-state drive, the device has four other expansion areas for smart cards and fingerprint readers, including multi-authentication users.

Expansion areas can also be used for an additional SSD, DVD and Blu-ray drive and configurable ports (VGA, True Serial, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A and another native HDMI or GLAN).

Thoughbook 40, which has been hailed as a “bulletproof” device, has … a robust and heavy design weighing 3.3 kilos, plus a 14-inch Full HD screen with touch support and glove and rain mode, plus a stylus.

This laptop is also IP66 certified, which means it is dust, water and fall resistant. 26-sided fall test from 180 cm.

Has a front camera 5 megapixel (MP) Hello webcam and various entrance ports and has a powerful connection section.

To maintain a stable and interference-free connection, no matter what context the device is used in, it is equipped with two antennas on each side of the screen and two others on top, with magnesium as the conductive material.

Due to its emphasis on security, it incorporates the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 11which protects the system from rootkits and boot attacks.

It also has an optimized BIOS firmware that can reduce driver risk and phishing attacks on both its software and device.

The laptop comes exclusively in black, runs Windows 11 Secured-core and is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1145G7 vPro processor (with optional Intel Core i7 vPro processor), 16 GB RAM (up to 64 GB optional) and a quick-release 512GB NVMe OPAL SSD as standard (up to 2TB optional).

In addition, it has a battery that helps support critical operations and. has a battery life of approximately 18 hours. By using two batteries, it can thus offer an autonomy of up to 36 hours. The batteries can also hot-swaps, so there is no need to interrupt the operation of the device, but the device remains in operation during the battery change.

Finally, the Japanese company clarified that this device will be has the latest communication capabilities necessary in operation, including eSIM capabilities to switch mobile operator without switching mobile operator. SIM and LTE, as well as 5G options.

It is designed to be used with all major GPS navigation systems and offers WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. To ensure effective communication, the stereo speakers WavesMaxxAudio improve the human voice to ensure smooth conversations even in noisy environments.

Thoughbook 40 is actually also equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) based noise reduction system so that users can hear clearly and record a volume of 95 db, allowing active listening in rooms, crowded like airports or football stadiums.


Panasonic also said during the presentation that the Thoughbook 40 is the ideal tool for police and border control, as well as for the identification of license plates of suspected motorists.

It can also be used to perform diagnostics and repairs on trucks or large outdoor machines, as well as perform inspections of pipelines, solar panels and power plants.

It is also designed to be used with Self-encryption of secure VIASAT devices NATO approved quick release units, MIL connectors and docking stations. In this regard, it has a stealth mode that is able to instantly turn off the light and electronic transmissions during operation with a single key.

Panasonic has announced that it will arrive in Europe at the end of May with a price starting from 4,180 euros, without, however, indicating when it will arrive in Spain.

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