At Automechanika, being held in Frankfurt, Panasonic has launched its next-generation solution for production testing in the automotive sector, designed by Panasonic Global Docking Solutions in collaboration with major automakers. The Automotive Test Panasonic Mobile Solution (AMTS) combines the technology to the automotive industry for efficient production and initialization of vehicles enterprise functions for seamless integration into a company’s IT environment.
The device was developed with a design created for ease of use and for production processes in the automotive field. The AMTS, based on fully rugged tablet Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1, has a multi-touch capacitive 7-inch display, as well as a contactless NFC card reader, infrared port integrated high-power and 2D barcode reader, located on the special handle which facilitates the production environment movements. Can be positioned on the steering wheel or in the test vehicle’s dashboard, thanks to interchangeable protective support, and also has four programmable hot keys for one-touch access to applications and the most important feature.
Also with regard to the connectivity, the AMTS has been drawn on the basis of the needs of automotive manufacturers, presenting two USB connectors rugged and the possibility of in-vehicle charging through the OBD connector. This means that the solution is ergonomic both for vehicles with drive on the left than for right-hand drive.
To meet the processing requirements and efficiency for testing, the AMTS Panasonic is equipped with Intel Core vPro processor m5-6Y57 (1.1GHz up to 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel cache 4MB) and Intel graphics card HD. It has the latest operating system Windows 10 Pro with downgrade option to Windows 7 Professional, while storage space is entrusted to a 128GB SSD or 256GB optional. The AMTS comes with Bluetooth v4.1 + EDR Class 1 and WLAN Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 with optional 4G mobile broadband connectivity (Gobi 5000, compatible with 3G).
The Panasonic AMTS solution will be available from October 2016, with a recommended retail price for the basic configuration of € 4,419 + VAT.