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Understanding Ruggedized PDAs

Some aspects of outdoor work just cannot revolve around conventional electronic devices. From the direct sunlight to the dirt that is kicked up, a conventional electronic decide is likely to break down or short circuit after a while. It may be that utilizing a laptop, convertible laptop, or tablet out in the field is just not convenient. A rugged handheld PC might be the way to go for these professionals. If you have ever dropped a conventional cell phone, or tried to email in direct sunlight, you know what a pain a conventional cell phone or PDA can be. Rugged handhelds do not receive as much press as laptops, convertibles, or tablets, but they keep men and women connected in any environment.

Let’s talk about rugged PDA devices. Rugged handhelds are small computers that allow for many functions, and improved functionality. There is no problem viewing these screens under direct sunlight so emails, text messages, data entry, and email attachments can all be viewed without finding a shaded area. With most of the capabilities as a smartphone, it seems ludicrous to not have access to a ruggedized PDA.     

These electronic devices are much more rugged than most any other electronic device. A rugged PDA must meet or exceed military testing specifications (MIL-STD) and IP specifications in order to be branded as “rugged.” A rugged PDA can resist drops from up to 6 feet depending on whether they are fully- or semi-rugged in design. They also withstand bumps, vibration, humidity, dust, temperature fluctuations, and spills. Some PDAs have even been known to withstand being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes.

A handheld PC, while sized to look like a smartphone, run sophisticated operating systems. Both the Trimble Nomad and the Trimble Recon run Microsoft® mobile, and utilize outstanding processing speeds. A rugged handheld PC might be the perfect and most rugged addition to your professional arsenal. Shop today at OCRuggedLaptops.com.  


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