10 October 2023
Navigating the Rugged Mobile Terrain
mobile devices aren’t your average smartphone or tablet, also referred to as “Rugged Mobile Computers”, they are built for battle, ready to withstand the most
demanding of environments. If you have already embarked on the rugged
technology journey, then you’ll be aware that not all rugged devices are
An Introduction to Rugged Technology
this blog we will discuss the differences between the various types of rugged mobile
device and give our expert consultation on which device is best suited to specific tasks.
Rugged Handheld Devices
TouchStar range of rugged handheld devices has been designed to withstand harsh environments including
drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures, dust, and water. With tough
touchscreens and high impact shock absorbers, these ergonomically designed
handhelds are ideal for maintaining connectivity in the most extreme
conditions. Featuring long-lasting batteries, these rugged handhelds reduce
downtime, ensuring workers are always connected and productive. They can even
be used with a gloved hand, making them a warehouse worker’s best ally that can
handle the rough and tumble of a busy warehouse.
Rugged PDA Devices
TouchStar range of rugged handheld computers also includes rugged PDA’s.
Lighter than the typical rugged handheld device, these specialist handsets are
designed to outperform smartphones. They are waterproof, dust-proof, drop-proof
and tumble-proof and more commonly found in less rugged warehouse environments.
Rugged Truck Mounted Computers
Rugged truck mounted computers are designed to fix securely within any truck-based
operation, from forklifts to reach trucks and other counterbalance operations.
Their durable design can withstand the constant vibrations, potential impacts,
and dusty conditions found in the average warehouse environment. Other features
include one-handed docking and undocking, large touchscreens, easy-to-use
interfaces, and fast processors. Even in gloved hands, data capture is easy,
plus integration with multiple scan options means that drivers can work safely
from inside the truck. With this functionality, operators can quickly input or
retrieve data making usage more efficient and reducing errors.
Rugged Wearable Computers
for workers on-the-move, rugged wearable computers
keep hands free while providing instant access to essential data. Whether it's
wrist-mounted terminals for quick data entry or ring scanners for efficient
data capture, these rugged mobile computers streamline tasks such as picking, scanning,
and inventory checks. Built to endure warehouse conditions, rugged wearables
resist dust, moisture, and the inevitable bumps and knocks. By reducing the
need to handle handheld devices, they cut down on interruptions, allowing
workers to crack on with their tasks.
Rugged In Vehicle Computers
to be secured within HGV trucks, vans, forklift trucks and fleet vehicles, rugged in-vehicle computers offer drivers real-time data collection, high speed processing
and fast communications. These robustly built rugged mobile devices can withstand
on-the-road vibrations, temperature fluctuations, potential spills, and even
being dropped on concrete! These rugged powerhouses deliver consistent
performance in the most challenging conditions, providing fast processing
capabilities with a number of wireless connection options including
Wi-Fi/Cellular, Bluetooth and GPS. Their intuitive interfaces facilitate quick
data access and updates, crucial for delivery schedules and inventory
management. Robust and rugged from the inside out, these vehicle mount devices
are perfect for workers on the move.
Rugged ATEX Computers
industries operating in hazardous environments, it is essential that all
equipment complies with legal safety standards. TouchStar’s ATEX certified mobile computers are designed to meet stringent European Directives and are
certified safe for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, such as those
found in oil refineries, gas plants, or chemical factories. Their robust
construction prevents the risk of igniting flammable gases, dust, or vapours,
ensuring both worker and equipment safety. TouchStar’s rugged ATEX Certified mobile
computers are built to last and can withstand harsh conditions in industries
where precision, reliability, and safety is vital.
Expert Advice and Support for Your Rugged Technology Needs
of our rugged mobile computers has its own strengths, features, and applications.
the use case we have a rugged device that's tailor-made for you. Come and speak with the TouchStar team, between us we have decades of
experience and expertise. We will work with you to understand your businesses
needs and operational environment to pinpoint the right rugged mobile computer for
the task. Plus, with our demo unit offer, you can try before you buy and have
confidence that your chosen rugged device is suitable for the task and
integrates seamlessly with your core business systems.
your workers are on the frontline of logistics, traversing outdoor terrains, or
in potentially explosive environments, we have the right rugged mobile device
to ensure your worker safety and productivity. Contact
the TouchStar team and let us steer you towards the rugged technology
that can increase your company’s efficiency and boost your bottom line.