Understanding Rugged Computer Specifications, Tests & Standards

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MIL-STD-810G Rugged Mobile Computer Testing

When your typical work day features the added challenge of harsh climate conditions, the average mobile PC feature set won't suffice. Only rugged devices that have been MIL-STD-810G tested for resiliency against a variety of extreme environmental elements can be trusted to preserve the integrity of your primary mobile computer and critical data. See which MIL-STD-810G specifications are required to protect against your industry's daily hazards and find out how you can determine the exact specifications each rugged tablet will provide.

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Rugged Mobile Computer Specs for Ingress Protection

Any mobile computer used in work environments where water or dust may be present require a certain degree of Ingress Protection (IP), including rugged tablets. Just how much Ingress Protection is needed and how much Ingress Protection a rugged device can provide, is determined through extensive testing and denoted by an IP rating.

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Rugged Mobile Computers Safe for Use in Hazardous Locations

Organizations operating in Hazardous Locations (Hazloc) must mitigate any risk that exists when using rugged mobile computers in possible explosive environments. That's why Hazardous Locations mandate the use of either ATEX or C1D2/C1Z2 compliant rugged computers. Hazloc-ready rugged tablets are engineered with safety in mind and boast a very distinct set of specifications that allow for safe operation of mobile PCs and support full workflow mobility.

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'Built to Last' Durability Features for Rugged Mobile Computers

Rugged tablets serve as your workers' primary mobile computer in the field, in the factory, in the vehicle and even in the office. That's why you need a rugged tablet that's built to last for years, no matter how much stress it endures from intense data processes or extremely harsh environmental conditions. Rugged tablet features proven to deliver high levels of durability - such as an industrial strength frame, sealed ports and Corning® Gorilla® Glass - will protect employees' hard work, customers' critical data and your organization's overall mobile IT investment.