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Top 10 Rugged Computing Solution Companies - 2020

With the increasing use of smart devices in healthcare, manufacturing, government, logistics, field services, and other industries, there is an increasing demand to make them rugged.

Owing to the high failure rate of smart devices in extreme conditions, users prefer devices with higher levels of ruggedness without compromising on their features. Rugged devices are mobile computer devices that can withstand difficult climatic and environmental conditions. Rugged devices are lightweight, have long battery life, and offer faster navigation through a touchscreen than their nominal counterparts. These have enabled the rugged device segment to become one of the fastest-growing segments of the smart devices market.

However, there is one of the major challenges posing in the rugged industry. The rugged smart devices are designed to achieve a four-to-six-year lifespan while devices designed for personal usage have a shorter lifespan. In case of an addition of new features, rugged products are usually updated after only six to eight months. This can create a major problem for enterprises having hundreds or thousands of mobile devices to manage. Since product life is longer in the case of rugged smart devices, there is a challenge to support legacy devices and platforms, especially when semiconductor vendors do not support upgrading to newer versions of the OS.

To help organizations select the best Rugged Tech vendors, a distinguished panel comprising of prominent CEOs, CIOs, and Industry Analysts, along with Enterprise Technology Review’s editorial board, has accessed and shortlisted Rugged Technology solution providers that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions. We present t o you the “Top 10 Rugged Computing Solution Providers - 2020 ”.

    Top Rugged Computing Solution Companies

  • Founded in 1987, Crystal Group designs and manufactures rugged computer hardware, embedded computers, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage devices for harsh environments. In addition to field-tested, combat-proven systems, Crystal Group provides in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life cycle planning, warranty, and support services to defense, aerospace, government, industrial, commercial, and autonomous vehicle customers. Providing high quality products and services quickly and flexibly with unparalleled customer support has been a forte of Crystal Group. The company provides high performance and reliable devices and hardware making them a trusted provider of computer architecture for operational, deployable, and high reliability applications

  • Motorola Solutions is a global leader in providing mission-critical communications and telecommunication equipment for industries including mining, fire, emergency , national government security, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and many others. It expertises in creating innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities. Company's technology platforms in mission-critical communications, command center software and video security & analytics are bolstered by managed & support services

  • The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and COTS rugged computers. Optimized for continous operation, Systel systems operate under extreme environmental conditions. These systems are especially designed, manufactured, and tested in the USA. Systel is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with systems deployed worldwide for mission-critical applications in a number of markets including Defense, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Robotics, and Process Automation. Being a market leader in riggeed computing, the company serves an a track record of 25 years of excellence

  • Trusted by companies in a variety of markets, Terraferma develops software integrated solutions to help business solve their problems and deliver valuable results. The company covers a variety of areas ranging from military networking to manufacturing optimizations. Being at the forefront of Industrial Internet of Things, Terraferma wins by leveraging technology to create customer success

  • General Micro Systems, Inc.

    General Micro Systems, Inc.

    General Micro Systems (GMS) is the industry expert in highest-density, modular, compute-intensive, and rugged small form-factor embedded computing systems, servers, and switches. These powerful systems are ideal for demanding C4ISR defense, aerospace, medical, industrial, and energy exploration applications. GMS is an IEC, ISO, AS9100, NIST-800-171, and MIL-SPEC supplier with infrastructure and operations for long-life, spec-controlled, and configuration-managed programs. Designed from the ground up to provide the highest performance and functionality in the harshest environments on the planet, the company’s highly customizable products include GMS Rugged DNA patented RuggedCool cooling technology. GMS is also the leader in deployable high-end Intel® processors and a proud Intel® partner since 1986

  • Getac Technology Corp.

    Getac Technology Corp.

    Since 1989, Getac is manufacturing rugged computers for some of the most demanding environments. As one of the leading rugged computer manufacturers, Getac offers the most extensive rugged computing product lines including notebooks, tablets and handheld computers. The company serves in a wide range of sectors from military and defense, law enforcement and public safety, utility, field service, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation to manufacturing

  • Milcots


    Milcots, a leading global provider of highly reliable ruggedized displays and panel PC’s & COTS for mission Designing and manufacturing all products in house. The company's engineering team is expertised in designing ruggedized products for over 15 years. Milcots is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company that serve the most demanding military situations including Navy, Army and Airborne applications, worldwide

  • Operator Interface Technology

    Operator Interface Technology

    Operator Interface Technology (OIT) manufactures rugged keyboards and keypads. The company has a standard line of products and also offer custom designs. Dealing in a wide variety of rugged keyboards and keypads, Antimicrobial copper keyboards and keypads are OITs newest line of products

  • Rugged Depot

    Rugged Depot

    Rugged Depot Specializes in rugged products and accessories maintaining a complete inventory of parts, ranging from hard drives and RAM to a complete selection of screws. Experience in dealing with computers, software and repair, the company employs only Panasonic certified integrators and A+ certified technicians. Such dedicated and hardworking team of Rugged Depot repairs computers at a fast speed. Adittionaly, the pros at Rugged Depot can customize Panasonic Toughbook by integrating software into computer setup

  • Winmate


    Winmate is a world-leading Rugged Tablet/PDA manufacturer. The company also produce Industrial Panel PC, Rugged Computing and Display, Mobile PC Solution, DC Power Converter Solution and SDI Converter Solution. For more than 18 years, Winmate Inc. has been the global leader in developing advanced rugged,mobile technologies for industries operating in some of the most challenging environments. These include warehouse and logistics, oil and gas, supply chain, field service, transportation, retail and healthcare. The company manages an entire product development process including research and development to manufacturing, and in-house testing to ensure robust, current, safe and rugged mobile technologies