Why Ruggedized Computers Outperform Consumer-Grade PDAs
sponsored by Intermec

What makes ruggedized mobile computers "rugged"? Unlike consumer grade PDAs and smart phones, which are designed to have "curb appeal," ruggedized versions are built to keep working even if they’re dropped. In fact, their average annual failure rates are three and a half times lower than non-ruggedized models (11 percent compared to 38 percent).

General-purpose PDAs and ruggedized enterprise mobile computers are made for separate markets, designed for different tasks, and vary by their size, weight and materials. But the biggest difference between these device types is their total cost of ownership (TCO).

Understanding TCO differences is essential to choosing the device that will provide the most value for mobile computing deployments. This white paper explains how your business can get TCO as low as possible by:

  • Documenting the relationship between ruggedness and TCO
  • Showing how ruggedized devices add value for specific work processes and environments
  • Identifying the key differences between ruggedized and nonruggedized devices
  • Providing guidance to determine the degree of ruggedness required for different usage scenarios

Find out how ruggedized mobile computers can provide superior value over PDAs and smart phones in your enterprise environment.

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