Rugged mobile technology can help coordinate utility team activities from the field to the office. Tasks like reading field meters, testing transmission equipment, and creating infrastructure inventories can all be streamlined with mobile applications. Rugged technology can also withstand harsh environments that utility workers are subject to. This includes extreme temperatures, rain, drops, and vibrations. Workers can count on the technology to provide them with access to the data resources that are necessary to do their job and decrease technology downtime with less occurrences of malfunctions or damage.

Typically, you’ll find handheld computers used for meter reading and inventory management; while laptops and tablets are used for other mobile and field-use applications that require an on-the-go office experience. Often laptops or tablets are mounted in the vehicles for driver convenience and equipment tracking. Utility companies will use integrated GPS receivers, as well as mobile broadband wireless cards for data communication.

Features


– Integrated GPS receivers
– Integrated mobile broadband wireless
– Asset Management
– Compliance reporting
– Sunlight-viewable display
– Protects against wind, rain, and heat

Best Rugged Computers for Utilities Companies

  1. Getac ZX70

    Getac ZX70

    The Getac ZX70 fully rugged Android tablet is designed with field and customer service applications in mind. The thin, light, and ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and use comfortably with one hand. It meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage or disable a commercial-grade tablet computer. The Getac ZX70 rugged tablet also has a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty! 

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Operating System: Android 6.0
    Processor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 1.44Ghz
    Memory: 2GB LPDDR3
    Hard Drive: 32GB eMMc
    Display: 7.0" sunlight viewable with LumiBond technology
    Communication: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dedicated GPS
    Cameras: FHD Web Camera; 8MP auto-focus camera
    Power Supply: AC adapter (24W; 100-240VAC; 50/60 Hz); Li-Ion battery (3.8V, 8400mAh)
    Warranty: 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP67

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    $999.00
  2. Getac F110: The Thinnest & Lightest Rugged Tablet

    Getac F110: The Thinnest & Lightest Rugged Tablet

    The F110's compact design is less than 1 inch thick and just more than 12 x 8 inches in size. At 3 pounds, this rugged tablet is among the lightest large-screen, fully rugged tablets ever built. The Getac F110 meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage a commercial-grade tablet.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR4
    Hard Drive: OPAL 2.0 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 11.6" TFT LCD HD (1366 x 768) 800 NITs QuadraClear sunlight readable LCD display with multi-touch technology
    Communication: WiFi , Bluetooth (v4.0 class 1)
    Power Supply: AC Adapter (65W, 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz), Hot swappable Dual Li-Ion battery, 461F ready
    Camera: 8MP autofocus rear camera & FHD webcam (not available on all models)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Warranty: 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

    Read more Our Price:
    $2,099.00
  3. Getac T800

    Getac T800

    The Getac T800 is a fully rugged tablet that bundles outstanding performance and an 8.1 inch display that utilizes the revolutionary LumiBond technology to achieve a display that is more readable, and offers better contrast and more crisp colors. Getac's multi-touch display technology makes the screen respond effortlessly to touch, press, and drag motions. 

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
    Processor: Intel® Atom Processor x7-Z8750 1.6 GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
    Hard Drive: 64GB eMMC storage
    Display: 8.1" TFT LCD HD (1280x800) 600 NITs LumiBond sunlight-readable LED display with multi-touch technology
    Communication: 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth (v4.0 class 1)
    Power Supply: AC Adapter (65W, 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz), Li-Ion battery (7.4V, 4200mAH)
    Camera: 8MP auto-focus rear camera & webcam
    Warranty: Three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty — Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Ratings: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

    Read more Our Price:
    $1,249.00
  4. Getac EX80

    Getac EX80

    The Getac EX80 fully rugged tablet is ATEX / IECEx Zone 0 and UL913-certified. It comes with a Large 8” IPS LumiBond® 2.0 sunlight readable display and a Intel® Atom Processor x5-8350 1.44GHz processor. The EX80 is MIL-STD 810G and IP67 certified. This rugged tabelt also comes with a 802.11abgn WiFi FHD camera / rear 8MP auto focus camera.The Getac EX80 also comes with a Industry-leading bumper-to-bumper warranty. 

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    $3,499.00