Different industries face a range of challenges daily. For example, industrial and field employees are constantly working in tough environments. Unfortunately, the typical consumer device easily breaks down in these working conditions. As a result, businesses should take the time to consider if using rugged devices is advantageous to achieve workplace mobility.

When organisations are looking for the right devices for their workers, it is crucial to consider a variety of factors and functionalities. A pivotal decision is whether to choose a consumer device or a rugged device. Understanding their differences and the value that they deliver may ultimately save your business thousands of dollars in the long run.

Considering the Rugged Devices for the Work Environment 

The kind of work environment that your business operates in will play an important role when choosing your mobility tools. Consider questions such as:

  • Will the device be durable enough for the workplace demand?
  • Will the device be exposed to dust, shock, water, or extreme temperatures?
  • What are the normal wear and tear in your industry and how will this affect the devices?

Answers to these questions will help you decide whether a rugged device is the best option. Before being considered as rugged, these devices must pass a series of stringent testing . This series of tests mimics environmental strains that your device might endure during deployment on the manufacturing floor or warehouse. On the other hand, typical consumer devices are built for non-rugged use. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) may be the best option for those who are operating within an office environment.

The problem with finding the right rugged device

Thousands of enterprises have already moved to use rugged devices. However, thousands of businesses around the globe still fails to achieve digital transformation because they find it hard to find a suitable ruggedized solution. In a previous article, we shared how some companies must let go of their legacy Windows CE devices. Several businesses are still using legacy technology. For example, two-way radios for communications, heavy barcode scanners, or bulky laptops for inventory management. As a result, it is crucial to future proof your operations by carefully choosing the right device.

In our opinion, thanks to the purpose-built features of rugged devices they are the best choice.

Conker Rugged Devices

Withstand the demanding environment 

The Conker NS6 provides just that solution for any kind of business. The Conker NS6 can stand up against any harsh conditions. With an IP 65 rating, you are sure your device will stay okay even when dropped, exposed to extreme temperature, submerged underwater, or exposed to dust. With this rugged device, your workers can go about their business fearlessly.

Beyond the rugged device

The difficulties of digital transformation usually go beyond just finding the right hardware. As a result, Conker continues to find the right solutions to ensure clients are able to experience a complete end-to-end solution. Conker offers Bespoke Solutions to ensure you can find the right tools and support seamless work in your enterprise.

The Conker Relax Warranty

The Conker Relax is truly excellent end-to-end warranty that gives you complete coverage with no small print to catch you out. This extensive and reliable warranty ensures that your team has a solution that goes beyond just the actual device itself. For more information check out the Conker Relax Warranty page.