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FZ-55 Panasonic Toughbook xPak Install

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In this video, The Rugged Store shows how to install an FZ-55 Panasonic Toughbook rear expansion xPak.  An xPak can easily be installed in an FZ-55 by the user with either plug and play or only a few screws required.  xPaks add functionality and different optional features to the Toughbook 55 and come ready to be installed.  Numerous versions of xPaks can be installed in a media bay, rear and front expansion areas.  In this video, we install a FZ-VCN552W which provides a serial, VGA and 2nd LAN port to the FZ-55.  Interested in purchasing an FZ-55 or have further questions? Like, share and subscribe and visit us at

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