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Making Rugged Counts … Braemar Mountain Rescue and the FZ-A3 in action

By toughnrugged / April 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

When making Rugged count, the FZ-A3 ToughBook from Panasonic walks the safe path for reliability, performance and accuracy. Just as our weather begins to improve, I thought I’d share this photo showing the brave people at Braemar Mountain Rescue in action. You’ll notice the slightly chilly environment. John from Braemar Mountain Rescue said “the photograph…

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33

By toughnrugged / February 23, 2022 / 0 Comments

The Flagship of the Toughbook range.  Undoubtedly the most versatile and usable Fully Rugged Field device available. What is the Panasonic Toughbook CF-33? Foremostly, it is a Fully Rugged Windows field device. The focus on a larger screen whilst being slim and lightweight makes it highly usable for field-based working. Fully rugged gives field protection…

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Why are Panasonic Toughbooks so expensive?

By toughnrugged / December 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

Why are Panasonic Toughbooks so expensive? Building a durable device means using better materials, designing better components like the ports and chipsets, protecting fragile parts like the screen and motherboard, and keeping nasties like water and dust away from the inner workings. Adding into the mix some vibration proofing and squash resistance adds to the…

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How to choose a rugged tablet for your business?

By toughnrugged / December 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

How to choose a rugged tablet for your business? When it comes to choosing a tablet for your business, your workers want sleek consumer styling, while you need enterprise-class durability, data capture and an accessory family that allows you to create the perfect tablet solution for your environment, workers and apps. Now you can have…

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What is the best all round Toughbook?

By toughnrugged / December 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

What is the best all round Toughbook? The Toughbook 55 will answer all your rugged laptop needs at a reasonable price. Mobility – 20 standard hours of battery life in a lightweight (for a rugged device!) unit with an integrated carry handle. Screen options to suit even gloved users in the field. Flexibility –  Universal…

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Is Sonim Technologies a Good Investment?

By toughnrugged / December 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Mem-Star Rugged are proud to announce we are a Sonim partner here in the UK. By partnering with Sonim we hope to be able to provide long-lasting sustainable IT hardware solutions through Somin’s world-beating Ultra Rugged XP8 smartphone and XP5 feature phone. Who are Sonim Technologies? Founded in 1999, Sonim Technologies is a leading US…

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Why the Toughbook G2 (FZ-G2) is now the Toughest, Most adaptable mobile Tablet in the business

By toughnrugged / November 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Panasonic is World-renowned for the quality and reliability of its rugged computing portfolio. None more so than in their much-lauded 10″ 2in1 detachable the CF-20, and the best selling 10″ rugged tablet the FZ-G1.  Both have been stalwarts in Rugged for many years. So what on earth could they possibly do to improve on them?…

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What’s the Cheapest Windows Tablet with a Scanner?

By toughnrugged / October 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

So, your organisation is done with wasting money on consumer devices that fail, fall over and frustrate. But then you look, in envy, at the top end fully rugged devices and you can’t help but feel they are just too costly to justify and simply way too rugged for what you actually need… Is there…

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Zebra ET51 & ET56 Accessories Guide

By toughnrugged / October 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

The device is just the first part of the hardware cycle. Being able to effectively and efficiently use a device in the field can also require a host of add-ons. Zebra has excelled with the ET5x range. From cases, straps and expansion to charging, cradles and docking.  For the full list of options available please…

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Are Toughbooks Worth It?

By toughnrugged / September 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Are Toughbooks worth it? The simple answer is they are. If you need a reliable rugged device you cannot buy cheaper than a Toughbook. Sure, all the cost of a Toughbook is upfront, but you don’t have to replace your device anywhere near as often and it will return your investment on not failing when…

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ATEX Certified Solutions

ATEX – Why do I need it? A great review by Bob Ashenbrenner of Zebra…

By toughnrugged / April 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

WHY A C1D2 OR ATEX/IECEX CERTIFICATION SHOULD SPARK MORE INTEREST AMONG THOSE IN EXPLOSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENTS PLUS, WHY YOU SHOULD CARE (AND ASK) ABOUT THE DESIGN TECHNIQUES USED FOR EACH HAZLOC-CERTIFIED RUGGED TABLET YOU’RE EVALUATING.. The Class 1, Division 2 (C1D2) and ATEX/IECEx frameworks are two of the most widely accepted safety standards for products…

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RM6147

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) TPCAT – RM6147 Framework Approval press release

By toughnrugged / December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

November 2020   Press Release- RM6147 Mem-Star Rugged Awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Government Framework Mem-Star Rugged are embracing new opportunities having been awarded a place on the RM6147 framework as a compliant Government approved supplier. Already recognised as a manufacturer preferred supplier for Rugged computing to businesses throughout the UK,…

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