With the increasing use of smart devices in healthcare, manufacturing, government, logistics, field services, and other industries, there is an increasing demand to make them rugged.
Owing to the high failure rate of smart devices in extreme conditions, users prefer devices with higher levels of ruggedness without compromising on their features. Rugged devices are mobile computer devices that can withstand difficult climatic and environmental conditions. Rugged devices are lightweight, have long battery life, and offer faster navigation through a touchscreen than their nominal counterparts. These have enabled the rugged device segment to become one of the fastest-growing segments of the smart devices market.
However, there is one of the major challenges posing in the rugged industry. The rugged smart devices are designed to achieve a four-to-six-year lifespan while devices designed for personal usage have a shorter lifespan. In case of an addition of new features, rugged products are usually updated after only six to eight months. This can create a major problem for enterprises having hundreds or thousands of mobile devices to manage. Since product life is longer in the case of rugged smart devices, there is a challenge to support legacy devices and platforms, especially when semiconductor vendors do not support upgrading to newer versions of the OS.
To help organizations select the best Rugged Tech vendors, a distinguished panel comprising of prominent CEOs, CIOs, and Industry Analysts, along with Applied Technology Review’s editorial board, has accessed and shortlisted Rugged Technology solution providers that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions. We present to you the “Top 10 Rugged Computing Solution Providers - 2020.”
10 Rugged Computing Solution Companies - 2020