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. Standard Configuration
Model: Basic
Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.4GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Hard Drive: OPAL 2.0 128GB solid state drive
Display: 11.6" TFT LCD HD (1366 x 768) 800 NITs QuadraClear sunlight readable LED display with multi-touch technol

    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:
    $1,810.00
  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

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    $1,249.00
  4. Getac V110 G4

    Getac V110 G4

    The V110 from Getac is amongst the thinnest and lightest convertibles of its time. Functioning both as a laptop and tablet makes this model ideal for users who need a reliable mobile device that will work seamlessly in constantly changing environments. The rugged design of this convertible means it can withstand exposure to dust, vibrations, extreme temperatures, and more, whereas commercial-grade models likely couldn't stand up to such factors.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: V110 G4
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U Processor
    Memory: 8GB DDR4
    Hard Drive: OPAL 2.0 128GB solid state drive
    Display: Large 11.6” IPS LumiBond® 2.0 sunlight display
    Keyboard: Mechanical Backlit
    Communication: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (802.11ac), Bluetooth (v4.0 class 1), 10/100/1000 base-T Ethernet, GPS
    Optical Drive: Not Included
    Battery: Hot swappable Dual Li-Ion battery (2100mAh) x 2
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
    Integrated Equipment: HD webcam, SmartCard reader
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD 810G and IP65 certified

    The Getac V110 is a compact and lightweight convertible that quickly transforms from a 11.6-inch display notebook to a tablet computer. This Getac model is amongst the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertibles ever built—it's less than 12 x 9 inches in size, is a mere 1.3 inches thick, and weighs just over 4 pounds. The Getac V110 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. 

     

    The V110's large 11.6-inch multi-touch display utilizes the revolutionary LumiBond technology to achieve a more readable display that offers better contrast and crisp colors. Getac's multi-touch display technology makes the screen respond effortlessly to touch, press, and drag motions. The V110 convertible also comes with a full-size, waterproof keyboard. Its 88 standard-sized keys provide a first-rate feel and increased durability. The red backlight allows users to type in low-light conditions without silhouetting themselves. It also reduces eye strain, which helps reduce fatigue.

     

    The Getac V110 is powered by Intel Core i5-7200U Processor), 8GB RAM (expandable to 16GB), and a 128shock-mounted hard disk drive (upgrades to OPAL 256GB and 512GB solid state drives available). This model has built-in 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 to keep workers connected. Additionally, the webcam can capture images or video on the go.

     

    For vehicle deployments, this rugged convertible can be equipped with pass-through antenna ports, allowing customers to simultaneously connect high-gain GPS and WLAN roof-mounted antennas. The V110's dedicated GPS offers 2x search capacity, faster location positioning and improved accuracy over competitors' embedded GPS designs.

     

    Dual hot-swappable batteries allow for endless power by simply "swapping" in a fresh battery without needing to shut down applications or the operating system. The Getac V110 rugged tablet also has a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty!

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    $2,539.00
  5. 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