The Reasons for Ruggedness: Consumer v. Enterprise Class Hardware

With the explosion of hi-tech mobile devices, smartphones and now tablets into the market, many businesses see the potential of using these fast and user-friendly handhelds in upgrading their operations in the field. But are these consumer level devices up to the task?

Hosted by PTS and featuring a expert from Motorola, this presentation delves into the real vs. perceived costs of different devices, actual deployment examples and the importance of the product life cycle.


  • The meaning of ruggedness.
  • The manufacturers intended use of consumer level devices.
  • Cost comparison -real vs. perceived costs.
  • Real stories & experiences with non-rugged devices in the field.