The Most Common Types of Rugged Technology

Rugged tech has improved safety and efficiency for workers in tough environments. Here are the most common types of rugged tech.

Rugged technology are important pieces of equipment used for highly specialized jobs. Policemen, firemen, the military, construction workers, forklift operators, etc. all rely on technology to do their jobs, and each field has one thing in common, hazardous work conditions. These jobs put their technology through more rigorous conditions on a daily basis than the average consumer, so it’s important that the technology is rugged enough to withstand the hazardous environment they are being exposed to.

Rugged Technology: Rugged Tablets

Rugged tablets are so popular because of how versatile they are. Take the DT Research DT311T for example: This tablet is thin and lightweight, yet meets the MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards. The MIL-STD-810G and IP65 tests are designed to put the tablet through extremely tough environments like dirt, dust, vibration, temperature, and water, all the while ensuring the tablet functions as it should.

Another extremely popular rugged tablet is the Xplore XSLATE R12, which is essentially a fully loaded PC in the form of a handheld device. Many rugged tablets run Windows 10 with an Intel Core processor, which makes a seamless transition from the office to the field. Additional accessories, like the XLATE R12 Companion Keyboard Kit, adds versatility to your tablet, so when you need to quickly type up a report or email, simply attach the wireless keyboard.

Rugged Versatility: 2-in-1 Laptops

There are some jobs that need to utilize a keyboard more than the handheld device. In these instances, products like the Getac V110 provide the best of both worlds. The keyboard is built into the device but can easily be converted into a handheld tablet when you need to take your work in the field. Rugged 2-in-1 laptops pass the same MIL-STD-810G tests as rugged tablets, which means you don’t have to worry about debris or water getting into the keyboard or errant drops on the job. Your laptop will be able to withstand a rugged environment, just like your rugged tablet.

Rugged Smartphones

Not everybody needs a full tablet or 2-in-1 laptop, but still need access to their email, internet, and phone while in hazardous conditions. Rugged smartphones make consumer-grade smartphones look pale in comparison being fully designed to MIL-STD-810G specs, giving them the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, drops, water, and dust. Regardless of your work conditions, you will not need to worry about the functionality of your rugged phone. Take the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1, this powerful device is designed for many different kinds of markets such as transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, shipping and receiving, and more. It even has a built-in barcode reader! This versatile device will stay with you for a long time.

Rugged Accessories

While on the job, you quickly realize that certain luxuries of an office aren’t so easy to attain. What happens when you try to print in a dusty room? Will your internet router provide the coverage you need while in the field? Rugged accessories are designed to work seamlessly with your rugged device, and give you an efficient workflow, no matter how tough the conditions are. While on that subject, sometimes a vehicle mount will provide a world of difference to your productivity on the job.

This quick introduction to rugged technology has only scratched the surface of the versatility you can expect from the product lines available from Group Mobile. Browse our site for more information or send us a chat request if you have any questions.

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