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While rugged mobile computers were
once used primarily by military personnel, today's rugged computer is for people
who perform normal job functions in demanding environments.
Protection is needed against water, dust, shock, vibration and temperature
Many workers also need to be able to view the display in direct sunlight.
So, when selecting a ruggized mobile computing solution, it is important to
leverage a level of protection for the specific environment in which the
computer will be deployed.
Now, even though categories terms such as "semi-rugged," "rugged," and "fully
rugged" are often used, they are not easily defined.
A good ranking metric is ingress protection, which is used to gauge specific
We interview Bob Fowler to gain DRS
Technologies' perspective on rugged mobile computing.
Bob is a Sr. Product Manager at DRS