When lives depend on it, maritime ICT needs to be robust, fit for purpose and durable. There are no spare parts depots in the middle of the ocean and if your technology fails it can put your crew in danger.
Rugged is now stocking the iBase AMS300 Series expandable modular embedded system for smart factory automation applications. Powered by Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors, this compact, yet expandable, fanless system is ideal for industrial control and measurement processes, with the big advantage of having been designed for deployment in harsh conditions.
Forklift trucks are the driving force behind effective warehouse logistics – and if you operate a forklift fleet, rugged onboard computers are an absolute necessity
In sectors such as the military, marine, industrial and energy, harsh environments demand the most robust equipment. Dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and knocks mean that consumer-grade technology simply isn’t up to the job, and when it comes to displays, you need to know that they’re not going to crack under pressure.
Finding joysticks that can withstand the rigours of harsh industrial and environmental conditions can present a challenge. You’re looking for the ideal combination – on the one hand they need to be tough and resilient to the conditions, but on the other, they need to offer precise control and accurate movement. Our recommendation would be to take a look the Megatron range of rugged and industrial joysticks – with over 37 designs to choose from, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are revolutionizing the way we do business. Automation, data exchange, smart factories, intelligent logistics, Cloud computing – it’s all part of the fourth industrial revolution. There are major gains to be made by embracing this new technological world – but it’s complex, dynamic and continually evolving. So how do you become a part of it?
Patrolling the traffic in all-weather conditions, the Czech Police Department needed to kit its officers with rugged devices that could make their work more efficient and contribute to making the Czech Republic’s roads safer. RuggON offered a solution: the RuggON PM-522 provided them with a device that could not only stand up to the rigours of the job, but offered the data collection and communications functions they needed.
Technology never stands still, and rugged technology is no exception to this. Rugged devices continue to evolve quickly and with each new innovation they become more effective and efficient for working in the most hostile of environments. New levels of functionality combined with a lower cost of ownership are making rugged computing not only more accessible but also more desirable.
In a move towards more effective working practice, warehouse managers are turning to rugged technology solutions to enable greater control and better customer service. Legacy PC systems and solutions for managing warehouse logistics are increasingly losing out to more up-to-date android-based rugged hand-held devices.