Advantages of rugged computers for field workers

Handheld Algiz 10X used for field service

Field worker’s efficiency and effectiveness has taken a quantum leap over the past few years thanks to rugged mobile computers. Here’s why.

One rugged device for several tasks

Today’s field service technicians can have several complex tasks to deal with. Navigation, data collection, barcode scanning, and communication are some of these. Luckily, all of these tasks can be performed with one single rugged mobile device.

The modern rugged computers are all-in-one devices sturdy enough to take on any challenge a field worker might encounter. With powerful processors they manage industry software programs and have the capability to store loads of data.

Rugged computers designed for the field

With large and bright displays that are sunlight-readable, rugged PDAs and tablets are ideal devices for field service. The devices meets several stringent MIL-STD-810G standards and are at least IP-65 rated meaning they’ll survive drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures, and exposure to water and dust.

While consumer graded devices might be hard to operate on worksites, rugged computers are built for this purpose. They’re often equipped with dedicated programmable function-buttons, and data can easily be entered with finger taps and gestures in any weather conditions.

The Handheld Algiz RT7 rugged tablet used for field service.

Handheld’s rugged computers are used by field workers in many areas such as public utilities, maintenance, telecommunications and more.

Learn more: Rugged Computers for Field Workers

More affordable industrial maintenance with rugged tablets

Below is an example of how industrial maintenance got more affordable with the help of rugged tablets.

Azima DLI is a predicitive maintenance provider located in Massachusetts, U.S. They were looking to create a safer, more cost-effective predictive maintenance solution that survives in challenging industrial environments.

As a solution, they built a modular, BT-enabled system using data acquisition hardware and rugged data collection tablets. This resulted in a more sustainable instrument that lowers costs for customers while improving safety for workers.

The Handheld Algiz 10X rugged tablet is part of Azimas solution.

For its clients, they can now offer a rugged, mobile solution that’s safer to use, more reliable in tough environments and easier to update when new technology emerge.

Read more: Predictive maintenance made safer and more affordable with rugged tablets

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