Defining a Rugged Computer

What is Rugged Computer

Temperature & Altitude durability testing

It's one thing to build a computer that will resist the ocassional splash of water on its keyboard. It's another to build one that survives extremes of temperature and altitude as experienced in many operational situations.  Based on the product selected, we deliver computers and PDAs suitable for a wide range of temperature and altitude extremes.

So rather than simply stating MIL-STD 810F compliance as do most vendors and resellers, we list the tests each product has passed to confirm its suitability for a range of applications.

High Temperature Test: 
MIL-STD-810F, Method 501.3 - 
Procedures I (Storage) & II (Operational)

Procedure I subjects the unit to 12 hours dwell time at 23°C (73°F) and 12 hours dwell time at 60°C (140°F) in each cycle, 24 hours per cycle, total of seven cycles.

Procedure II subjects the unit to three cycles of 12 hours at 23°C (73°F) and 12 hours at 50°C (122°F).

Low Temperature Test: 
MIL-STD-810F, Method 502.3 - 
Procedures I (Storage) & II (Operational)

The low operating temperature was set at -10°C (14°F) and non-operating temperature at -20°C (-4°F).

Procedure I calls for the unit to be stored in -20°C (-4°F) temperatures for 4 hours. 
Procedure II requires the unit to be operating at -10°C (14°F) for 4 hours.