Rugged PC's are designed to meet certain stability and reliability standards in harsh environments, including extreme temperatures, dust, moisture, watre, shock and vibration. Deployed more like infrastructure than traditional commercial PCs in fields like law enforcement, fire and rescue, rugged PCs are mission critical. However, the complexity, testing, and development costs needed to meet rugged user industry standards create a scarcity of major players and choice in the market. With two of the three main OEM's lacking the scale needed to drive down costs and effectively bring out new technologies.
Download this whitepaper from Moor Insights & Strategy to see how Dell's approach to rugged computing is an extension of what they have already been doing as a leading manufacturer of enterprise solutions, as well as commercial & consumer PCs.