Versatility is key with rugged computers and there’s no better way of proving it than with rough field testing.
A lot of demands are placed on rugged computers. They need to perform a wide range of tasks as well as work well in rough conditions and in any environment. So while the defining feature of ruggedness is that they can take a beating, being versatile is definitely important.
One way of checking whether the devices are up to the tasks is through the technical specs, certificates and IP ratings. Another way would be to check user cases. If a rugged computer has performed in extreme conditions and the workers are happy, it’s clearly proven itself.
Versatility and ruggedness put to the test
Handhelds Nautiz X6 has been put to the test all over the world. It’s been put through extreme conditions in India, the Swiss alps, New Zealand and even on a trip to Mount Everest. This phablet has truly proven that it’s both rugged and versatile.
Here are a few of the more extreme jobs and situations where the Nautiz X6 phablet has been able to perform.
Telangana is a remote region of India and they recently launched the massive T-fiber project. The goal is to provide internet for every household, business and government institution, that’s close to 5 million connections.
As you might imagine southern India tends to get both hot and dusty so the project needed some serious ruggedness. The surveying required precise measurements, coordinates and data collecting. Nautiz X6 proved its versatility and received praise for the high accuracy it provided.
The shepherds of the New Zealand Wairarapa region face very different conditions than those of the Indian Surveyors. The rough terrain is far from flat and the weather is described as wet and very cold. The shepherds and their equipment are constantly exposed to it as they spend all day on horseback or working in the mud.
The rugged phablet was brought in to help speed up the process of recording all the new births and tracking the genetic data. Time is of the essence, the lambs have to be recorded the same day that they´re born or they will simply be too fast to catch. Being bumped around on horseback, dropped in the mud and soaked in rain was not a problem for the Nautiz X6.
Peter Urban and Eric Gran are experienced climbers and this year they decided to take on Mount Everest. Climbing Everest is a long expedition that takes about 2 months, that’s a lot of time out in the extreme cold for electronic devices. A big part of climbing Everest is acclimatizing to the heights and a lot of time is spent recovering in the tent.
The phablet was brought along for two reasons but ended up providing a third. The first one was actually entertainment while recovering in the tent as Peter had loaded it up with movies. The second one was to take photos. It ended up providing a means of communicating as well.
At the base camp, cellphone coverage was spotty at best and Peters’s phone was smashed from the climbing. He tried putting the SIM card in the Nautiz instead. He instantly got coverage and managed to call his wife in the US, all the way from Everest basecamp. The Nautiz X6 was the only piece of electronic equipment that Peter brought that survived the trip. Again proving the versatility of the rugged phablet.
Footage from Mount Everest courtesy of Peter Urban and the Nautiz X6.