Ruggedized Handheld Computers

Ruggedized Handheld Computers. Real-Time Data Capture for On-the-Go Productivity

What Are Ruggedized Handheld Computers?

Ruggedized handheld computers are designed for the most extreme use cases, including high shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and moisture. Resistance to moisture and dust varies somewhat by device, but typically ranges from withstanding water being splashed against the enclosure and dust-protected (IP54), to being completely immersed in water up to one meter and dust-tight (IP67). Additionally, ruggedized handheld computers are designed to withstand a high level of shock and vibration. This is typically defined as a MIL-STD 810G specification. Some devices in the category can withstand multiple six-foot drops to concrete.


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Network-Ready Devices are approved for use on the AT&T network and selected to give businesses the specific features they need, but they are not stocked in AT&T retail stores. Ruggedized handheld computers are part of the network-ready device portfolio and are available for sale through the AT&T Mobility Solutions Services group and third-party vendors. These manufacturers design, build, and support handheld computers capable of withstanding environmental and usage conditions that would render standard, off-the-shelf handheld computers inoperative or expensive to maintain. Ruggedized handheld computers are commonly used for data capture, and communication of that data to a server, which enables real-time access by decision makers.


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Today’s competitive world demands mobility solutions tailored to meet the unique requirements of your business—and to help you identify the right device for the job.


In addition to greater durability, some other benefits of rugged handheld devices include:

  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Deployment up to three times longer than durable or consumer devices.
  • Maximized uptime.
  • Minimized risk of mission-critical data loss.


Ruggedized handheld computers are utilized across all parts of the enterprise, enabling mobile workers to leverage enterprise applications for uses like commercial transportation, parcel and express delivery, direct-store delivery, field service, business management, public safety, and home healthcare. More than 35 rugged handheld network-ready devices are certified on our wireless network, including devices in the following list.


Are you looking to mobilize your workforce without a large capital expenditure? Financing of Rugged Handheld Computers is available from AT&T Capital Services. Contact your local sales representative or 1-800-733-1481 to discuss payment plan options available through Capital Services.


Popular Ruggedized Handheld Computers Certified on AT&T Wireless Network


Device Description
Bluebird Soft BIP-6000

General-purpose ruggedized handheld

DataLogic® ELF™ For field force automation, retail, and DSD
Honeywell® Dolphin® 7800

For the mobile workforce

Honeywell® Dolphin® 9700

For route accounting and field service

Honeywell® Dolphin® 99EX

Purpose-built for transportation and logistics

Intermec® CK70

Highly rugged for courier and parcel environments

Intermec® CN4

Field proven, performs simultaneous voice and data tasks, 3.5G

Intermec® CN4e

Field proven, performs simultaneous voice and data tasks, 3.5G

Intermec® CN50

The jack of all trades—light, rugged, adaptable

Intermec® CN70

Designed for the most demanding mobility use cases

Intermec® CN70e

Designed for the most demanding mobility use cases

Intermec® CS40

A sleek, rugged smartphone plus integrated scanning

Intermec® CV41

Fixed vehicle mount computer


Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) plus integrated scanning


Tough, flexible EDA with performance scanning


Field proven, with multiple scanning options, 3.5G


The latest highly rugged, full-featured Motorola computer


The latest highly rugged, full-featured Motorola computer

Psion EP10™ (7515)

Ruggedized PDA

Psion WORKABOUT PRO® (7525)

Flexible ruggedized handheld

Psion® IKON™ (7505)

Ruggedized PDA


Compatible Mobile Applications from AT&T

With mobile applications, you can increase productivity in almost any department across your enterprise. All you need is the expertise to identify which applications are best suited for your business process, and how to integrate them for maximum impact. The following mobile applications are compatible with the Windows® Phone 6.5 operating system.


Sales Force Automation and Mobile Productivity

Actsoft® from AT&T

Actsoft® Comet Advanced Wireless Forms

Actsoft® Comet Mobile

Actsoft® Comet Tracker

AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform (MEAP)

AT&T Mobile Forms™

TotalMobile® from AT&T

Vantiv® Mobile Point of Sale Solutions from AT&T


Fleet Management and Asset Tracking

XRS from AT&T


Mobile Device Management

AirWatch® MDM

Good for Enterprise™ from AT&T

MobileIron® from AT&T



AT&T Global Smart Messaging Suite


Workforce Management

Telenav Track® or Telenav Track Premium™

Xora® StreetSmart Workforce™ Locator from AT&T

Xora® StreetSmart Workforce™ from AT&T


VPN Connectivity

NetMotion® Wireless from AT&T Mobile VPN


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