In the process environment, as wireless technology expands through your facilities, the requirement for mobile devices that can be installed on your vehicles or carried by your work force will require strongly built products that will stand up to external abuse and penetration while continuing to funtion. The results will be to boost the productivity of your staff by giving them mobile, instant access to needed information whereever they might be.
Althought "Rugged" does not have a precise definition, certain product specifications such as Temperature, Impact, Vibration, Water Resisitence and Humidity must be address to a higher level. Rugged certeria can be referenced to MIL-STD-810, IP Ratings and Nema protection ratings.
The degee of ruggedness your product will require will depend on the environment that your application must function in.
Since ruggedization means extra costs and extra weigh, you must determine which levels are necessary and affordable for your application.
A complimentary product from Orbit Communications is their newly released "BodyGuard' proximity alarm system designed to lower the risk of collision between vehicles and your plant personnel.
Rugged Devices and Mobile Solutions from Glenvale Technology:
"BodyGuard" Vehicle Proximity Alarm System ....... Orbit Communications
Camera Systems ---- Motec Gmbh
Notepad, PDA's, Scanner: ---- Juniper Sustems
Notebook's, Scanners, Tablet PC's,WearableComputers: --- Glacier Computers
Industrial PC's ---- Glacier Computers
More detailed Product Information can be found under:
Products / Rugged Mobile Devices for Personnel & Vehicles
Products / Intrinsically Safe / Mobile Devices PDA's - Juniper Systems
Products / Warehouse Data Communications & Tracking / Warehouse Rugged Mobile Computers / Scanners