The tablet computer is enjoying unprecedented popularity thanks to the iPad and its imitators, as well as a rich heritage of rugged tablets supplied to military, public safety, and commercial users for more than 20 years. The tablet form factor is expected to continue to show strong growth, not only in the consumer market, but also in mobile enterprises.
THE CASE FOR RUGGED TABLETS
In addition to their resistance to water, dust, shock, and vibration, rugged tablets are designed for the type of work performed by mobile employees. Generally speaking, these employees are dispatched to the field to perform specific tasks, and will often run only one application at a time.