If you’re in the market for a tablet, you may have noticed the three main categories of rugged tablets: semi-rugged, fully rugged, and ultra-rugged. What’s the difference between them all? Well, it all depends on your needs! In this article, we’ll help you learn more about these three categories of tablets and what they are best suited to help you accomplish in your work environment.
An Introduction to Portable Medical Devices
When consumers talk about medical tablet, they typically think of electronic personal healthcare assistants (ePHAs), which are lightweight tablet devices that people can use to keep track of their health information. All ePHAs include an app store with apps that help people manage their health information; as a result, these tablet computers also function as portable medical devices and serve as replacements for larger medical devices such as printers and barcode scanners.
The 3 Types of Portable Medical Devices
It seems that every day we hear about a new ultra-tough tablet. And it seems that every day, these tablets are designed for a different type of customer. So what are all these types of rugged devices and who might they be good for? To answer those questions, let’s look at three general classifications: semi-rugged tablets , fully rugged tablets , and ultra-rugged tablets . By understanding each of these categories, you can better determine which kind of portable device best suits your needs.
A Comparison Between Full Ruggedness & Most Ruggedness
Full ruggedness has a few significant differences from most ruggedness. All full rugged tablets are very tough tablets. A tablet that is fully rugged is more so than one that is only semi-rugged or ultra-rugged. A fully rugged tablet can be used in even more extreme conditions than any other type of tablet. You should not get your hopes up too high when shopping for a tough tablet because there are many cheap options available as well as expensive choices; however, if you desire top quality equipment you have to spend quite a bit more on equipment that will last you longer. If you need tough tablets then it is good to determine what your specific needs are before choosing an option and doing your research on what brand and style will work best for your situation.
Other Important Differences Between Tablets
Tough tablets are water and dust resistant. They have an IP67 or 68 rating that means they can be submerged in water (1 meter for 30 minutes) without experiencing damage. These devices include a protective metal casing.
Some ultra-rugged tablets even come with a shatterproof display glass. That said, not all rugged devices are tough tablets— some fall into another category: semi-rugged devices. While there is no commonly accepted definition of semi-rugged devices, we tend to group them with Tough tablets because of their similarities; though toughness is not necessarily synonymous with ruggedness, since it may lack other qualities like resistance to extreme temperatures.
Semi-rugged devices are often more portable than tough tablets as well as more affordable; but if you plan on using your device near construction sites or outdoors during rainstorms, you should look into getting something tougher.