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Global Rugged Handheld Devices Market 2017-2021

Global Rugged Handheld Devices Market 2017-2021

About Rugged Handheld Devices

Rugged handheld devices are counterparts of consumer-grade handheld devices that are enhanced structurally and performance wise. Such handheld devices are used in harsh working conditions and extreme environments. The global rugged handheld devices market is segmented based on the level of ruggedness, by end-users, by products, by the operating system, and by geography. The rugged mobile computers segment under product segmentation includes rugged smartphones and personal digital assistant (PDAs).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rugged handheld devices market to grow at a CAGR of 5.74% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rugged handheld devices market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new installations, shipments, and sales volume (unit shipment) and excludes retrofit, replacement, spares, aftermarket rugged accessories, services, and, most importantly, consumer-grade devices that are upgraded to rugged devices using aftermarket rugged components.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Rugged Handheld Devices Market 2017-2021, 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
  • BARTEC
  • Bluebird
  • CIPHERLAB
  • Datalogic
  • Handheld Group
  • Honeywell International
  • Janam Technologies
  • Unitech Electronics
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Getac Technology
  • Handheld Group
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Panasonic
  • XPLORE
  • Datalogic
  • Aeroqual
  • Crowcon Detection Instruments
  • E Instruments International
  • Fieldpiece Instruments
  • FLUKE
  • PCE
  • Testo
  • TSI
Market driver
  • Declining prices of rugged handheld devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Decreasing price of consumer-grade non-rugged devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing connectivity and network coverage in extreme environments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rugged Handheld Devices Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rugged handheld devices market: BARTEC, Bluebird, CIPHERLAB, Datalogic, Handheld group, Honeywell International, Janam Technologies, Unitech Electronics, Zebra Technologies, Getac Technology, Leonardo DRS, Panasonic, XPLORE, Aeroqual, Crowcon Detection Instrument, E Instruments International, Fieldpiece Instruments, FLUKE, PCE, Testo, and TSI.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is increasing connectivity and network coverage in extreme environments. Rugged electronic devices are also smart devices with high processing power and features. The optimality of such devices can only be increased with extended connectivity to the Internet coupled with network coverage and higher bandwidth speeds. As most of the end-user applications for rugged devices are in extreme environments, the availability of network coverage and connectivity is less, reducing the potential of the rugged devices. For military and other government activities, they rely on dedicated satellites and network towers. For the other end-users, they solely rely on commercial satellites.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is declining prices of rugged handheld devices. One of the major challenges faced by the vendors is low order quantity from individual end-users, owing to the high initial investment costs. Although the overall cost of ownership is less for rugged electronics over the course of use, the initial cost of procurement is high. However, due to the increasing awareness and increased use, the ASPs are expected to decline during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is decreasing price of consumer-grade non-rugged devices. As the user base for consumer-grade non-rugged devices is much larger when compared to the user base of rugged handheld devices, the sales volumes for consumer-grade devices are also very high. This enables the vendors of consumer-grade devices to achieve higher levels of economies of scale, thereby reducing the cost along with the selling price compared with the ASP of rugged handheld devices. Hence, there is a vast difference in the ASPs of the two types of devices.

BARTEC, Bluebird, CIPHERLAB, Datalogic, Handheld group, Honeywell International, Janam Technologies, Unitech Electronics, Zebra Technologies, Getac Technology, Leonardo DRS, Panasonic, XPLORE, Aeroqual, Crowcon Detection Instrument, E Instruments International, Fieldpiece Instruments, FLUKE, PCE, Testo, and TSI.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Level of ingress protection from solid objects
      • Table Level of ingress protection from liquids
      • Table Military standards for rugged devices
      • Table MIL-STD-810G test for computing devices
      • Table Global rugged handheld device TCO 2016-2021 ($)
      • Table Value chain of global rugged handheld devices
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global rugged handheld devices market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segment overview
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by product 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by product 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Rugged mobile computers
      • Table Global rugged mobile computers market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged mobile computers market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged mobile computers 2016-2021 ($)
    • Rugged tablets
      • Table Global rugged tablets market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged tablets market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged tablets 2016-2021 ($)
    • Rugged handheld scanners
      • Table Global rugged handheld scanners market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld scanners market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged handheld scanners 2016-2021 ($)
    • Rugged air quality monitors
      • Table Global rugged handheld air quality monitors market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld air quality monitor market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged handheld air quality monitors 2016-2021 ($)
      • Table Rugged handheld air quality monitors by product 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Rugged handheld air quality monitors by product 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rugged handheld air quality monitors by product 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld gas analyzer market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld gas analyzer market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged handheld gas analyzers 2016-2021 ($)
      • Table Global rugged handheld environmental analyzer market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld environmental analyzer market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged handheld environmental analyzers 2016-2021 ($)
      • Table Global rugged handheld HVAC analyzer market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld HVAC analyzer market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table ASP of rugged handheld HVAC analyzers 2016-2021 ($)
  • Market segmentation by ruggedness
    • Segment overview
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices by ruggedness 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices by ruggedness: segmentation by end-user 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global semi-rugged handheld devices market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global fully rugged handheld devices market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global ultra-rugged handheld devices market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by OS
    • Segment overview
      • Table Global rugged handheld tablets and mobile computers market by OS 2016-2021 (% share of unit shipment)
      • Table Global rugged handheld tablets and mobile computers market by OS 2016-2021 (unit shipment)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segment overview
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by end-user 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by end-user 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by end-user: segmentation by ruggedness 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by end-user: segmentation by ruggedness 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by defense and military segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by industrial segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by commercial segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by government sector 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global rugged handheld devices market by geography
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by geography 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged handheld devices market by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rugged handheld devices market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rugged handheld devices market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rugged handheld devices market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table ASPs of rugged handheld devices
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global defense expenditure 2005-2016 ($ billions)
  • Market trends
    • Growing preference for bigger screen handheld mobile computers in manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics
    • Increasing popularity of Android OS in rugged devices
    • High growth potential in emerging economies
    • Increasing connectivity and network coverage in extreme environments
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Rugged mobile computers
    • Rugged tablets
    • Rugged handheld scanners
    • Rugged handheld air quality monitors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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