A rugged (or ruggedized, but also ruggedised) computer is a computer specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh usage environments and conditions, such as strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and wet or dusty conditions. They are designed from inception for the type of rough use typified by these conditions, not just in the external housing but in the internal components and cooling arrangements as well. In general, ruggedized and hardened computers share the same design robustness and frequently these terms are interchangeable.
Overall, the rugged Tablet market maintains a strong global presence; even in spite of weak fourth quarter revenue shipments and additional competition from consumer grade technologies. While this increased competition may prove a hindrance to traditional vendors in the rugged market space, it has forced many of these vendors to rethink traditional designs of devices. These additional research and development efforts are already bearing results, with recent product releases leveraging new ergonomic and design advances, often with specific vertical applications in mind. While these new releases have yet to impact bottom line revenues, the innovative thought and design behind being employed is undoubtedly having an effect on how vendors think about hardware design as well as end-user expectations in years to come. Additionally, as political and economic conditions continue to improve, especially in the EMEA regions, rugged revenues will likely increase compared to this past year.
Major factors driving growth of this market include the ...
Table of Contents
2019-2024 Global Rugged Tablet Consumption Market Report
1 Scope of the Report
1.1 Market Introduction
1.2 Research Objectives
1.3 Years Considered
1.4 Market Research Methodology
1.5 Economic Indicators
1.6 Currency Considered
2 Executive Summary
2.1 World Market Overview
2.1.1 Global Rugged Tablet Consumption 2014-2024
2.1.2 Rugged Tablet Consumption CAGR by Region
2.2 Rugged Tablet Segment by Type
2.2.1 Fully rugged tablets
2.2.2 Semi rugged tablets
2.2.3 Ultra-rugged tablets
2.3 Rugged Tablet Consumption by Type
2.3.1 Global Rugged Tablet Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.2 Global Rugged Tablet Revenue and Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.3 Global Rugged Tablet Sale Price by Type (2014-2019)
2.4 Rugged Tablet Segment by Application
2.4.4 Transportation & Dis ...