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The Total cost of Ownership of Rugged Mobile Computers as Compared to Consumer-Grade Devices

By Supply Chain Services
March 13, 2012

Rugged mobile computers have an established presence in industrial environments for data collection and barcoding. The rugged form factor offers advantages in distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing that consumer-grade devices such as tablets and PDAs do not provide.

  • Glass and housings are rated to withstand drops and rough handling

  • Casings and enclosures are tough enough to prevent ingress by water, dust and dirt

  • Features such as scanners, battery life and wireless connectivity enable better performance

When considering the hard and soft costs of rugged mobile computers, they are better suited for harsh industrial environments than consumer-grade devices. Read this white paper to learn how rugged mobile computers cost less over their lifecycle, provide features that improve performance and provide a higher return-on-investment.


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The Total cost of Ownership of Rugged Mobile Computers as Compared to Consumer-Grade Devices
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