Rugged electronics are finding a bunch of application across a wide range of industries and services. The huge growth in application of drone and rugged cameras in security sector is expected to drive the demand for rugged electronics. The drones and cameras which are used for security purposes need to withstand harsh environments and need to be operational under extreme weather conditions, thus these devices need to be rugged. Rugged drones and cameras are widely used for maintaining security and surveillance in North America and Europe and the countries in Asia Pacific are rapidly adapting to this form oftechnologies. Rugged electronics manufacturer have developed latest technology like for example thePTZ Camera for critical mission application and severe weathers. These are new rugged cameras which are built to obtain high-quality Full HD surveillance images in extreme environment conditions.
Rugged electrics are electronic components, hardware, portable devices and other electronic components which are designed to function under harsh environmental conditions. There are three level of ruggedness, fully rugged, semi-rugged and ultra-rugged. Rugged electronics can withstand vibration, drops, dust, liquid damage and extreme temperatures. Rugged industrial computing and hand held devices are increasingly growing in demand and are expected to drive the global rugged electronics market over the forecast period in this report. Rugged industrial computing and hand held devices are standard laptops, tablets, smart phones and other portable computing devices like GPS among others with an enhanced version from its standard counterparts. The devices are manufactured with the same components but are much better protected..The rugged electronics market by product is segmented into four types: Industrial computing and hand held devices, tracking devices, rugged hardware devices, and others. Rugged hardware components refer to connectors, cables, power supply units, and computing peripheral devices which include mouse, keyboards, printers, audio speakers and other hardware.There is an increase in the demand for rugged memory cards. Rugged memory cards find application across a wide range of industries from defense, aerospace, and healthcare to the power and chemical industry among others.
The rugged electronics market by end users is segmented into nine segments: mining and metal, power, chemicals, transportation, healthcare, defense, aerospace, adventure sports and others.Mining and metal industry are expected to drive the demand for rugged electronics over the forecast period. Rugged electronics are required for vehicle tracking, timekeeping, monitoring different processes, and real-time communication applications. The monitoring of different processes is very intensive and since the processes are conducted under harsh conditions, a number of rugged electronic devices are used. Thus, with growing technological innovation, it is expected that the demand for rugged electronics would grow over the forecast period.
Geographically the global rugged electronics market has been broadly segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. North America contributed for the largest revenue share for the global rugged electronics market in 2015 and is expected to continue dominating the market over the forecast period.
North America is the largest contributor to the global rugged electronics market and is expected to experience steady growth during the forecast period. Aerospace and the defence industry are expected to grow during the forecast period and this is expected to drive the demand for rugged electronics. Adoption of rugged electronics in the power industry is increasing as some of the biggest power industries are based in North America. This is anticipated to drive demand for rugged electronics in the region. North America leads the global healthcare industry. Growing demand for rugged electronics in the healthcare industry is expected to drive the market in the region during the forecast period.
The key players operating in the rugged electronics market are Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan), Xplore Technologies Corp. (United States), DRS Technologies Inc. (United States), Mountain Secure Systems (United States), DT Research Inc. (United States), MobileDemand (United States), Crystal Group Inc. (United States), Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), GENERAL DYNAMICS (United States), Schneider Electric SE (RueilMalmaison, France).
This report provides strategic analysis of the rugged electronics market and the growth forecast for the period 2015 to 2024. The report covers competitive analysis of various market segments based on product type and end users and an in depth cross sectional analysis of the rugged electronics market is provided across different geographic segments.