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  • 7 July 2011 10:00

Fujitsu Launches STYLISTIC Q550 - Secure Tablet PC for Executive Class

New Fujitsu slate PC combines the highest levels of enterprise security with benefits of multiple touch computing



Sydney, Australia July 7, 2011 – Fujitsu today announced the Australian launch of the STYLISTIC Q550, an executive class slate PC designed for the high-security requirements of mobile enterprise computing, starting July 2011.

Building on Fujitsu’s long heritage of creating tablet PCs for professional and executive users, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Slate PC builds in security from the ground up, so that it meets the most stringent ICT security requirements of businesses, education and governments and businesses. The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 is developed to meet enterprise mobile computing demands and integrate seamlessly into existing business infrastructures.

As businesses and enterprises struggle to keep consumer smart phones and tablets off their corporate networks to avoid security breaches, Fujitsu is taking a harmonious approach with the introduction of a companion device designed for maximum interoperability with business environments. Seamless integration is provided with the Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system. Additional licensing and rollout costs are capped since the slate PC uses the same software already deployed in enterprise infrastructures.

Usability features also help set the Fujitsu slate PC apart from other mobile devices. The STYLISTIC Q550 is distinguished by elements such as full work day battery runtime and a brilliant anti-glare 10.1-inch screen that allows for use both indoors and outdoors. Seamless connectivity comes through the inclusion of WLAN, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband 3G/UMTS, enabling collaboration such as the sharing of documents while on the move.

Along with excellent ergonomics, Fujitsu makes mobile data entry easier by combining a multiple touch interface with precise and pressure-sensitive pen input. The STYLISTIC Q550 automatically recognizes when users are working with a pen, allowing them to rest their hand on the screen when writing. Built-in handwriting recognition software converts input to text. When the pen is not in use, the slate PC automatically readjusts to a touch interface.

Fujitsu is offering the STYLISTIC Q550 as a ubiquitous terminal that can be utilised safely and securely in all business scenarios, while at the same time accommodating advancements in enterprise system environments, including rapidly accelerating communications environments and cloud computing.

Bert Noah, Country Manager, Fujitsu PC Australia says: “Many slate PCs on the market today are fun toys, but they don’t come anywhere close to addressing the business and security needs that are holding enterprises back from embracing the latest mobile computing technology. This is our sweet spot – and we are targeting the professional and government computing markets with a new slate PC that draws on more than twenty years experience in building mobile computers for enterprise use. The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 underlines that we understand that enterprises need secure mobile devices that provide advanced integration into existing IT infrastructures. In short, the STYLISTIC Q550 is the world’s first executive class slate PC.”

"The new Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Slate enables users to get the most out of their tablet experience by integrating Nuance's T9 Trace and XT9 technologies for faster, easier text input on the virtual keypad. When business users see how quickly and accurately they can write emails or documents, send messages, and communicate with our combination of continuous touch and predictive text, they'll just as quickly understand how a tablet like the Slate changes the dynamic of business productivity." said Michael Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Mobile.

To accommodate the full range of business scenarios in which customers operate, Fujitsu will continue to introduce new ways for customers to leverage cloud computing and other corporate ICT systems to enhance their businesses.

Features of the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550
1. Usability and user experience - effortless and intuitive operability via touch or pen input
The STYLISTIC Q550 runs on Microsoft Windows® 7 and is compatible with Windows®’ multi-touch capabilities. Users can control applications and input text by touching the screen simply with just a touch of their fingers or by the attached stylus.

The STYLISTIC Q550 is equipped with a next-generation Intel® Atom™ CPU that is highly-compatible with Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system, energy efficient, and features superior performance. By making full use of Fujitsu’s proprietary power supply control functionality, the new series provides effortless operations using a large-capacity battery that can power the slate PC’s 10.1 inch screen while still providing full work day battery runtime. Furthermore in terms of maintenance, the battery is removable. The overall unit weighs only 680g when a standard battery is inserted.
The STYLISTIC Q550 employs an ergonomic design, with a surface texture and weight balance that make it fit naturally in the user’s hand.

2. Content creation and collaboration - enhanced network communications features to support a ubiquitous working environment
The STYLISTIC Q550 can connect to IEEE 802.11n/a/g-compatible wireless LANs and wireless WANs, thereby enabling high-speed network communications. This in turn, makes data communications in a cloud computing environment effortless and helps to facilitate smooth business operations.

3. Security and manageability – highly compatible with existing ICT systems, features advanced security
As the STYLISTIC Q550 runs on Microsoft Windows® 7, customers can deploy the slate PC without having to make changes to existing Windows®-environment security resources and operations management systems. Moreover, through its unique product design process, Fujitsu has engineered the slate PC to incorporate a variety of technologies—such as fingerprint authentication, smart card reader, embedded security chip, and encrypted SSD—that enable the development of even more robust security systems, an important feature for enterprise customers.

Fujitsu remains firmly committed to the promotion of a cleaner environment and complies with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across its entire range of products. In addition, Fujitsu has established a set of commitments that goes beyond RoHS requirements, thus allowing it to stay keenly focused on its customers’ health and well-being as well as to embrace a healthier environment for all. By adopting a green factory concept and being committed to the cause of energy-efficient computing, Fujitsu also fights to sustain the Earth as a sponsor and a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

Pricing and Availability
Vendor: Fujitsu PC Australia
Model:  STYLISTIC Q550
RRP: From AU $1688
Website: http://au.fujitsu.com/pc
Customer Care Hotline: 1800 288 283
Distributors:  Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology
Availability:  Now

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu PC Australia
Fujitsu PC Australia is the Sales and Marketing office of Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific (the Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters for PC business of Fujitsu Limited, Japan). Its responsibilities include the marketing and sales of a wide range of personal computers for the corporate and end-user markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific pledges “Built-in Confidence” for every product under its brand name to reassure users of product and service excellence. From high performance components to stringent quality control and professional after-sales service, Fujitsu stands for reliability and satisfaction.

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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