Global Rugged Tablet Market 2018-2022
About Rugged Tablet
A rugged tablet is a handheld device, specifically designed to function in harsh environments and conditions, which include strong vibrations, extreme temperatures, and wet or dusty conditions.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rugged tablet market to grow at a CAGR of 6.85% during the period 2018-2022.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rugged tablet 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:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rugged Tablet Market 2018-2022
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rugged tablet market: DT Research, Getac technologies, Leonardo DRS, Panasonic, and Xplore.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is growing preference for feature-rich devices. Technological integration in the commercial, manufacturing, and logistics sectors has increased the demand for rugged tablets. Most of the rugged tablets run on Windows CE or Windows Mobile OS. In the past five years, there have been increased attempts at offering Android-based industrial handheld devices.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing demand from defense sector. The maximization of productivity has been the most important priority in the defense sector. Military information infrastructures comprise of secure wireless and cellular broadband technologies, and by using these services within a secure network, military personnel can effortlessly relay critical information and minimize manual data distribution within the command. The defense sector is rapidly evolving and adopting mobility solutions.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high initial procurement cost of rugged tablets. The applications of rugged tablets are limited and are very specific to the operation. These operations can easily be performed by lesser costly consumer-grade devices that are not rugged. Even though the initial procurement cost of rugged tablets is high, the TCO at the end of the product life cycle is lesser for these tablets compared with the consumer-grade devices that are not rugged.
DT Research, Getac technologies, Leonardo DRS, Panasonic, and Xplore.