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Global Rugged Devices Market 2018-2022

About Rugged Devices

Rugged devices are mobile computer devices that can withstand difficult climatic and environmental conditions. Rugged devices have a long battery life of up to or more 10 hours. Rugged smartphones are lightweight and offer faster navigation through a touchscreen than a keyboard or a mouse. Such smartphones are for rough handling and are preferred by field personnel in various enterprises. The use of rugged mobile computing devices across all the market segments such as the government, industrial, commercial, and military is increasing steadily due to their compatibility with challenging work environment.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rugged devices market to grow at a CAGR of 6.08% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rugged devices market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Rugged Devices Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Datalogic
  • Honeywell International
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Panasonic
Other prominent vendors
  • Aeroqual
  • Bartec
  • Bluebird
  • Caterpillar
  • CIPHERLAB
  • Fluke
  • Getac Technology
  • Handheld Group
  • Janam Technologies
  • KYOCERA
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Unitech Electronics
  • Xplore Technologies
  • Zebra Technologies
Market driver
  • Fall in ASPs of rugged devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High procurement costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing preference for large-screen rugged tablets and handheld devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rugged Devices Market 2018-2022

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rugged devices market: Datalogic, Honeywell International, Zebra Technologies, and Panasonic.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aeroqual, Bartec, Bluebird, Caterpillar, CIPHERLAB, Fluke, Getac Technology, Handheld Group, Janam Technologies, KYOCERA, Leonardo DRS, Unitech Electronics, Xplore Technologies, and Zebra Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is growing preference for large-screen rugged tablets and handheld devices. The manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics sectors are witnessing a high integration of technology and electronic computing devices. They have already incorporated rugged devices as a part of their system.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is fall in ASPs of rugged devices. One of the major challenge faced by the market vendors is the low order quantity from end-users owing to high initial investments. Though the overall cost of ownership is less for rugged electronics over the course of use, the initial cost of procurement is high. However, owing to the increasing awareness and growing use, the ASPs are expected to fall during the forecast period. The overall ASP decline across all the segments of rugged devices is expected to be around 12% during the forecast period, but, the ASP decline of the rugged air quality monitors is expected to be highest among all the categories.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high procurement costs. The applications of rugged devices are limited and very specific. Commercial non-rugged consumer-grade devices can perform the same functions and cost only one-third the price of rugged devices. Though the initial procurement cost of rugged devices is high, the TCO realized by the end of the product’s lifecycle is much lower compared with commercial consumer-grade devices. Vendors are compelled to use superior components as the products need to pass IP and MIL-STD tests to certify their level of ruggedness. The bargaining power of suppliers is high as the superior components are expensive.

Companies Mentioned

Datalogic, Honeywell International, Zebra Technologies, and Panasonic, Aeroqual, Bartec, Bluebird, Caterpillar, CIPHERLAB, Fluke, Getac Technology, Handheld Group, Janam Technologies, KYOCERA, Leonardo DRS, Unitech Electronics, Xplore Technologies, and Zebra Technologies.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Level of IP from solid objects
      • Table Level of IP from liquids
      • Table Military standards for rugged devices
      • Table Type of tests
      • Table TCO of global rugged devices over five years ($)
      • Table Global rugged device market: Value chain
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global rugged electronics market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Unit shipments of rugged devices 2017-2022 (millions of units)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Rugged mobile computers - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Rugged mobile computers - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Rugged mobile computers - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Rugged tablets - Market size and forecast 2017- 2022
      • Table Rugged tablets - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Rugged tablets - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Rugged scanners - Market size and forecast 2017- 2022
      • Table Rugged scanners - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Rugged scanners - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Rugged air quality monitors - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Rugged air quality monitors - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Rugged air quality monitors - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Subsegmentation of rugged handheld air quality monitors by product 2017-2022 (% revenue share)
      • Table Subsegmentation of rugged handheld air quality monitors by product 2017-2022 ($ mn)
    • Market opportunity by product
      • Table Market opportunity by product
  • Market segmentation by ruggedness
    • Segmentation by ruggedness
      • Table Ruggedness - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by ruggedness
      • Table Comparison by ruggedness
    • Semi-rugged devices - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Semi-rugged devices - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Semi-rugged devices - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Fully rugged devices- Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Fully rugged devices - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Fully rugged devices- Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Ultra-rugged devices- Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Ultra-rugged devices - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Ultra-rugged devices- Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by ruggedness
      • Table Market opportunity by ruggedness
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Military and defense- Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Military and defense - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Military and defense - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Industrial - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Industrial - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Industrial - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Commercial - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Commercial - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Commercial - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Government - Market size and forecast 2017- 2022
      • Table Government - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Government - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Market segmentation by OS
    • Segmentation by OS
      • Table OS - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top countries in Americas
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table ASPs of rugged devices 2017-2022 ($)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing preference for large-screen rugged tablets and handheld devices
    • Increasing popularity of Android OS in rugged devices
    • High growth potential in emerging economies
    • Increasing connectivity and network coverage in extreme environments
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Vendor Overview
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Other prominent vendors: Rugged mobile computers
      • Table Other prominent vendors: Rugged tablets
      • Table Other prominent vendors: Rugged scanners
      • Table Other prominent vendors: Rugged air quality monitors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Datalogic
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Datalogic - Business segments
      • Table Datalogic – Organizational developments
      • Table Datalogic - Geographic focus
      • Table Datalogic - Segment focus
      • Table Datalogic - Key offerings
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Honeywell International - Business segments
      • Table Honeywell International – Organizational developments
      • Table Honeywell International - Geographic focus
      • Table Honeywell International - Segment focus
      • Table Honeywell International - Key offerings
      • Table Honeywell International: Barcode scanners
      • Table Honeywell International: Mobile computers
    • Zebra Technologies
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Zebra Technologies - Business segments
      • Table Zebra Technologies – Organizational developments
      • Table Zebra Technologies - Geographic focus
      • Table Zebra Technologies - Segment focus
      • Table Zebra Technologies - Key offerings
    • Panasonic
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Panasonic - Business segments
      • Table Panasonic - Organizational developments
      • Table Panasonic - Geographic focus
      • Table Panasonic - Segment focus
      • Table Panasonic - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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