Salt Fog Corrosion Resistance

Ships in the ocean with mist showing salt fog that can damage mobile computer tablets

There are many reasons why mobile computers are being tested for shipboard use by military organizations and commercial transportation companies. Real-time data collection and analysis via a single device can significantly improve navigational charting, resource allocation and the security of on-board crews and goods. Mobile computers can also centralize the tools used for on-board and ship-to-shore communications, to inform crew decisions with accurate intelligence and to aid in the execution of emergency action plans.

Unfortunately, not many commercial – or even rugged – mobile computers pass the seaworthiness test. The effects of salt fog on electronic devices can be harsh. Only ultra-rugged tablet technologies that have been tested to rigorous MIL-STD-810G Salt Fog standards have the corrosion-resistant internal and external design to prevent sea air-induced failure.

Zebra MIL-STD-810G Salt Fog Tested and Corrosion Resistant Tablet Computers

Zebra’s XC6-series ultra-rugged tablets are IP67 and MIL-STD-810G rated for use in maritime environments where salt fog is prevalent. The XC6 is ideal for Navy, Coast Guard, Marine or other military sea-based units where real-time communications and sensitive data transmissions are essential to daily operations. The XC6 DM and DML configurations offer commercial maritime organizations a highly-reliable military-grade tablet PC platform that offers the same ultra-rugged level of resistance to salt air corrosion with more flexibility around other processor, storage and data entry components.

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