Rugged technology

LikiMS has become an official partner of Handheld Europe AB, a privately-held manufacturer, and supplier of rugged mobile computers, including tablets, notebooks and handhelds.


 

Rugged products are designed for anyone who works in a tough environment. Whether the challenges come from weather, extreme temperatures or tough work situations, our devices measure up to all of them.

From a user’s perspective, ruggedness describes a computer’s ability to operate in any type of exposed working condition, not just for a single use, but for three to five years of its life expectancy. Depending upon the type of work performed, however, what is rugged for one user may not be rugged for another. Ruggedness is defined by testing environmental specifications. The three most common tests are for temperature range, military standards (MIL-STD) and IP rating.

The temperature spec defines the operational temperature range of the unit. Working with a unit above or below this spec may cause the unit to fail.

MIL-STD-810G  is a standard issued by the United States Army’s Developmental Test Command. The standard consists of a series of various environmental tests to prove that equipment qualified to the standard will survive in the field. They were designed specifically to test military equipment, but are now used to test a wide range of both military and civilian products, including mobile computers.

IP stands for Ingress Protection, and an IP rating is used to specify the level of environmental protection of electrical equipment against solids and liquids. In other words, it tells us what amount and size of solids or liquids can get inside the enclosure and possibly damage the device.

Together with the resellers and the numerous software companies around the globe, we form a partnership that offers products that withstand the toughest conditions and solutions for almost any application imaginable.

For more information, please visit http://www.handheldgroup.com.