Rail Professional: Rugged and Resilient

According to the Association of American Railroads, this region’s rail operation is an annual 2.2 billion tonnes, 140,000 miles of track, 610 route behemoth – 500 million tonnes of freight is intermodal. It is not a surprise that rail operators are slowly but increasingly becoming acquainted with rugged mobile computing technology, whether handheld, or bolted to a forklift, crane or train.

According to VDC Research, rugged tablet PCs cost half as much as non-rugged when it comes to TCO. The initial acquisition cost of rugged is higher, but operational cost is significantly lower – usually fifty per cent, often better.