Global Rugged Device Market 2016-2020
About Rugged Device
Rugged devices were first used by the military. Therefore, in 1962, the US Department of Defense published its military standard for rugged devices — MIL-STD-810 — regarding environmental effects on equipment. The commercial and industrial segments also started to incorporate rugged devices with the increasing benefits of using them. Therefore, the ruggedness levels have been broken down into three segments: semi-rugged, fully rugged, and ultra-rugged. The military mostly uses the ultra-rugged devices.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rugged device market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rugged device market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the total unit shipments of ultra-rugged, fully rugged, and semi-rugged versions of notebooks, tablets, handhelds, and scanners in all the four quarters of 2015.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rugged Device Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rugged device market: Amrel, Getac, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, Panasonic, and Zebra.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CipherLab, Datalogic, DRS Technologies, DT Research, Handheld, MobileDemand, and Xplore Technologies.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is growing preference for big-screen rugged tablets and handheld devices. With high integration of rugged technology and electronic computing devices in the field of manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics, the demand for rugged devices with larger screens and displays is increasing as they offer better and more efficient user interface.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is surging demand for semi-rugged devices. The surging demand for thinner and lighter rugged devices has increased the preference for semi-rugged devices among the end-users. Along with the cost of consumer-grade devices, the cost of integrating semi-ruggedness with commercial electronic devices is also low, compared to fully and ultra-rugged counterparts.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is increasing level of ruggedness in commercial devices. The use of rugged electronic devices in harsh environments was mainly intended to reduce the cost of ownership with respect to repairs or replacement. Consumer-grade devices that are matching up to the ruggedness levels of rugged devices are affecting the global rugged device market greatly.
Amrel, Getac, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, Panasonic, Zebra, CipherLab, Datalogic, DRS Technologies, DT Research, Handheld, MobileDemand, Xplore Technologies.
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