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Rugged or Consumer Device? Why Rugged is Right for You

January 1, 2022

Rugged User Equipment

Mobile devices

Access to increasingly powerful mobile devices has significantly changed the way we work. With more than 50% of the workforce mobile—representing 1.7 billion workers—mobile solutions are no longer a luxury but rather a necessity for mobile workers to perform their jobs. Be it field service technicians, construction workers, delivery drivers, manufacturers, or first responders, many of these workers depend on reliable access in real-time to critical information at the point of interaction. 

However, when mobile solutions fail, they can negatively affect workflows, contributing to a drop in productivity. Ensuring that a mobile device is the right device for your environment is critical. The consequence of a failed or poorly performing solution is not only a disruption in your workflow, but an increase to the total cost of ownership of the mobile solution.

Consider the Cost Factors 

$ Purchasing a standard consumer device

$$ Replacing the standard consumer device once the device fails in a rugged environment due to lack of durability

$$$ Replacing the standard consumer device with an ultra-rugged device that is backed by a comprehensive warranty 


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Sonim Technologies is a leading U.S. provider of ultra-rugged mobility solutions designed specifically for task workers physically engaged in their work environments, often in mission-critical roles.

We specialize in workforce-critical communication and connectivity tools for industrial enterprises and public sector agencies including end customers in construction, energy and utility, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, public safety and transportation.

Our solutions fall into three main categories: (1) ultra-rugged mobile devices, (2) industrial-grade accessories and (3) cloud-based software and application services.

The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and offers its solutions through the world’s leading mobile carriers.