Rugged computers are computers specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh environments and conditions, able to withstand strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and wet and dusty conditions. Not only to they typically boast external housing to provide durability but are often built using strong internal components and impressive cooling systems.
Many industries in the UK and across the world now heavily rely on rugged computers, including but not limited to public safety, field sales, field service, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation, distribution and of course the military.
10 Advantages of Rugged Computing for Businesses
- Reducing downtime
Moisture, dust, impact and repeated use can take its toll on regular computers, especially when they are well-used and in busy environments. Rugged computers are designed to withstand all sort of abuse, and rarely encounter any problems.
The cost of rugged computers has come down a lot in the past years, and now they are incredibly affordable. Although rugged computers still cost more than regular computers, the whole life cost of a rugged computer is less than that of a normal computer when you take into consideration how many years they can last.
Not having to upgrade your computer every few months means that you reduce the carbon footprint of your company, allowing your businesses to help the environment.
Rugged computers allow you to store your sensitive information in protected files, thereby maintaining security even when in the harshest of environments, including out on the field and in mines.
- Ease of communication
You can now stay in touch with your whole team even when they are on the road thanks to rugged in-vehicle computers which allow managers to determine what their mobile teams are doing at any given time.
Gone are the days when rugged tablets were inconveniently massive. Rugged computers of all kind are now as portable as normal tablets, notebook and phones and are incredibly easy to carry.
Rugged computers really are made to last. It takes a lot to break them, with them often going through many testing procedures to ensure they are as strong, robust and durable as possible.
- Windows based
Most companies’ systems are built around the Windows Operating System and Windows based rugged desktop computers and handheld devices are now available
With rugged computers you get all the functionality of a normal computer plus a lot more. Including but not limited to GPS and sun-readable screens.
- Changing times
With rugged computers already offering many advantages it is clear to see they are the computers of the future for businesses within all industries, and getting them now can ensure businesses can get in front of their competition before it is too late.