Workers in the utility industry need to be able to reliably go through safety checklists and check manuals. Because they spend a great deal of time outdoors, they need a device that is readable in bright sunlight and can withstand rain and windy conditions equally.
A rugged portable device makes it easier for utilities workers to properly maintain equipment and infrastructure, report in real time, and report safety issues as soon as they arise.
Hazardous materials and environments are common in the oil and gas industry, making it essential to have a rugged computing solution that has ATEX, ANSI and IECEX certifications. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) can make it challenging to work with devices and conventional screens can be hard to read; Getac’s purpose-built devices overcome this with highly responsive and readable touch screens.
Emergency services like ambulance, police, and fire and rescue, need devices that provide first responders with critical information that contributes to situational awareness and decision-making. These devices must be able to withstand moisture, temperature extremes, drops, shocks, vibration and more. First responders also need a device that can go from a vehicle mount to handheld or strapped to the worker’s hand for instant information; it could be what saves someone’s life.
4. Transportation and logistics
Mobility is essential in transportation and logistics environments. Long hours in a noisy, vibrating truck cab can cause consumer-grade devices to fail. Rugged devices are ideal because they’re purpose-built for a tough environment, so users can be sure they’ll withstand the knocks, drops, and shocks that are standard in the transportation and logistics industry without compromising connectivity and safety.
Whether you’re manufacturing in a clean room environment or in harsh conditions, a rugged device is essential to keep workers safe. It ensures they can manage and communicate safety risks as well as notify emergency responders if an incident occurs without worrying about connectivity, usability, or responsiveness from the device.
When workers are in the field in a forestry or mining application, they need to be in touch, capable of conducting safety inspections, and certain their device can withstand the harsh conditions. Fully rugged devices are essential to let workers see the information they need on-screen as well as enter information using the touch screen and/or camera. Reliability is everything in an environment where safety must come first.
From R&D and manufacturing to vehicle health checks and routine maintenance, rugged devices support the automotive industry by putting applications, information, and technical data at workers’ fingertips. Even if a worker’s fingers are oily or dirty, or they’re wearing gloves, they need to be able to operate their rugged device at a moment’s notice. Reporting safety hazards as they occur is a key part of this.
Getac is a leading global provider of rugged computing solutions to suit just about every industry. The result is a safer, more productive workplace with reliable technology that stands up to harsh and unpredictable environments.
To find out how Getac’s rugged solutions can help keep workers safe in your organisation, contact the team today.