04 July 2022
Rugged devices are the ideal technological solution for any
business operating in a warehouse, manufacturing plant, cold storage, or other
hazardous settings. Due to their durability and high-end features, they make
the ideal companion for any workers who experience harsh environments on a
Handheld rugged devices are no different and have been
designed to keep your staff and back-office connected, even in the most extreme
conditions. With hardened touchscreens, shock absorbers and multiple data
collection methods, handhelds are a great option for many businesses.
Business connectivity has never been more important than in
the age of technology. The passing of real-time information and data between
devices, staff, locations and businesses as a whole can help the success and
profitability of a company.
Rugged handheld devices offer a range of connectivity
options to ensure your staff are always in the know, receiving the most up-to-date,
real-time data, directly to their devices. Without this constant connectivity,
the lack of information could cause work to pause or stop completely. Whether
your staff are in the field or on the warehouse floor, having a rugged handheld
with continuous connectivity will significantly reduce downtime and ensure your
operations are more productive and cost-effective.
To make them work for your business, rugged handhelds are
flexible and can be tailored to fit your business’ needs. Now running using an Android Operating System, the handheld’s software capabilities can be adapted to
include any service needed by a business so operations don’t need to fit within
set parameters. This flexibility applies to both the interface and device
capabilities so every business can have a solution which works for them.
Another benefit to using a rugged handheld device is its
size. They have been specifically manufactured to be small and manoeuvrable so your
staff can easily carry them around and use them in a range of scenarios.
Using rugged handheld devices within your business
operations means work is not only completed quicker but also more consistently
and with a higher level of accuracy. Moving away from pen and paper to a device
will ensure that information is correctly gathered and shared with internal
This higher level of accuracy can also ensure a better level
of customer satisfaction – the more
accurate the data collection, the more likely is it to be correct, and the more
likely it will be delivered to the customer as promised. If stock levels or
other information is incorrectly gathered and a product or service can’t be
delivered, the customer is unlikely to be happy.
Rugged handhelds are excellent devices to use within harsh
environments due to their durability. They’ve been specially designed to
withstand the toughest situations and exposure to potentially damaging elements
such as heat, cold, water, wind, dirt and dust. Rugged devices are also
designed to withstand drops from a height, making them extremely reliable. To
prove this, they go through a series of tests to ensure its suitability for harsh environments.
In comparison, consumer-grade handheld devices that don’t go
through such testing are unlikely to be able to withstand the same level of use
in warehouses, manufacturing, cold storage or in the field. Therefore, although
they may appear to be a more cost-effective solution initially, the cost of
downtime when the device fails, or constant replacement of consumer handhelds
once they’ve been dropped, make a rugged handheld a much more durable and
reliable option for businesses.
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Rugged handhelds are an extremely useful device for businesses to invest in and
use in harsh and hazardous environments due to their connectivity, accuracy,
flexibility and durability.
Here at TouchStar, we offer a great range of handheld
devices which can be integrated into your current operations such as the TS8200
If you’re unsure about how such devices would fit in with your business, get in touch with
our team today and they’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.