RugGear® has become one of the world's leading and most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged mobile devices for professional industrial use.
Our high-performance mobile devices combine proven hardware and communication solutions with state-of-the-art technology over public or private broadband via LTE standard. RugGear devices represent efficient, secure and stable team communications and offer both Push-to-Talk (PTT) and Mission-Critical-Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) capabilities. With our customer-focused product development based in Germany, we are a key player in driving the future of broadband communications.
Together with our partner i.safe MOBILE, we are the world's leading provider of integrated solutions for PTT/POC (together with software partners), Mission Critical, MDM and the hazardous area (zone 1/21 and 2/22). RugGear cooperates globally with well-known mobile communications suppliers and operators as well as solution and integration providers and is represented in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.
What is a Rugged or Ruggedized Mobile Phone?
Rugged or Ruggedized Mobile Phone is a specific type of toughened smartphone which is designed to be completely sealed within a durable housing to protect it against damage from, among other things, water, shock, dust, and vibration Rugged smartphones are designed to survive extreme weather and temperatures, accidental damage, and rough handling; making them ideal for working outdoors, or in harsh environments, along with use during extreme sports, such as sailing, rock climbing, etc. Some of the extra features include louder speaker, more sensitive microphone, better or extended battery life, embedded SIM and dedicated configurale button
The followingIP coderatings for ingress protection (IP), as defined by theInternational Electrotechnical Commission(IEC) standard 60529 (equivalent to European standard EN 60529), are typically used for certifying varioustoughenedand ruggedised smartphones.
Solid particle (dust) protection level6(totally dust tight; full protection against dust and other particulates, including a vacuum seal, tested against continuous airflow), liquid ingress (waterproof) protection level7(Protection against full immersion for up to 30 minutes at depths between 15 cm and 1 metre.Limited ingress permitted with no harmful effects).
Solid particle (dust) protection level6(totally dust tight; full protection against dust and other particulates, including a vacuum seal, tested against continuous airflow), liquid ingress (waterproof) protection level8(protection against extended immersion under higher pressure (i.e. greater depths); precise parameters of this test will be set and advertised by the manufacturer, and may include additional factors such as temperature fluctuations and flow rates, depending on equipment type),plus drop test of 5 metres (16 feet 5 inches), conventional vibration.
MIL-STD-810Gis aU.S. military standardthat stipulates a level of durability for an item of equipment. Specifically, it means the equipment has been subjected to a series of twenty-nine (29) tests, includingshock tests,vibration tests, and more. This means it should be field ready,or even 'combat ready' in principle. A lot of technology sold to the U.S. military must be MIL-STD-810G compliant.