A rugged PDA puts computing power at your fingertips

When you want to provide more computing power and productivity tools for your workers in the field and in harsh conditions, a rugged PDA may be the answer. These smartphone-sized devices enable workers to stay connected and productive anywhere they go and won't slow them down the way a rugged tablet PC or rugged mobile computer might. A rugged PDA will likely offer the highest protection against dust, water and impact, as well as longer battery life and lower total cost of ownership.

When you're ready to put rugged PDAs in the hands of your workforce, Comark provides superior ruggedized PDAs with proven reliability, exceptional flexibility and the performance your mobile workforce requires.

Why choose a rugged PDA?

Rugged PDAs offer a number of benefits over non-rugged handhelds and over handheld rugged tablet and laptop solutions.

  • Greater flexibility. The small size of rugged PDAs makes it easier for workers to go anywhere and do anything with their handheld device.
  • Stronger protection. It's easier to protect the rugged PDA from water, dust and impact from drops. These devices tend to have the highest IP ratings – they can be submerged in water and continue to offer superior performance.
  • Barcode scanning. Rugged PDAs typically offer long-range barcode scanning capabilities that are more useful in warehouses, meter reading and other applications where immediate proximity to barcodes is not always possible.
  • Longevity. Rugged PDAs tend to have a longer life, both because they are better protected and because the technology on which they are built may not evolve as quickly as the technology designed for tablets and PCs.
  • Lower TCO. With greater protection from hazards and with a lower price point than most rugged notebook and rugged tablet products, rugged PDAs generally provide a lower total cost of ownership.

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Comark rugged PDAs: small size, big performance

Comark provides customers around the world with highly reliable, ruggedized computer and display solutions designed to work in the world's harshest environments. With more than 40 years' experience and an impeccable track record of reliability, Comark's custom-engineered and off-the-shelf solutions enable companies in the industrial, building automation and military space to rely on their equipment in situations where other machines fail.

Comark provides two rugged PDA options. The COMARK-5 Rugged PDA provides a common Android interface and an Intel® 1.92 GHz processor, along with a 5" high-definition touchscreen and an IP65 ingress protection rating. The COMARK-6 Rugged PDA is built with a Windows 10 operating system, 6" high definition touchscreen and an IP67 ingress protection rating. Both rugged PDA options are enclosed in an impact-resistant casing that is rated for multiple 5-foot drops to concrete.

Features of the COMARK-5 at COMARK-6

Features of the COMARK-5 rugged PDA include:

  • 2GB memory, 16GB storage
  • 8MP color camera with flash, and 2MP front facing camera
  • Hot-swappable 10x working hour Li-ion battery
  • Optional 1D/2D standard range barcode scanner, RFID, GPS & 4G cellular

The COMARK-6 rugged PDA provides:

  • 2GB/4GB memory, 32GB/64GB storage
  • 5MP color camera with flash, and 2MP front facing camera
  • Hot-swappable 4x working hour Li-ion battery
  • Optional 1D/2D standard range barcode scanner, NFC, GPS & 4G cellular

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A rugged PDA for the harshest workplaces

Whether in the warehouse or in the field, Comark rugged PDA products are designed to survive harsh and demanding environments and to enable your workers to collect and share data across the entire enterprise. Environmental ratings for these rugged PDAs include:

COMARK-5

  • Temperature: -20°C to +60°C operating temperature, -30°C to +70°C storage temperature
  • Humidity: 0 to 95%, Non-Condensing
  • Altitude: Operating 0 to 15,000 ft., non-operating: 0 to 40,000 ft.
  • Impact Drop: 1.2M, or 1.5m (w/ protector) follow MIL-STD-810G
  • Regulatory: CE/CB, FCC/IC, BQB, ROHS, WEEE
  • Water/Dust Sealing: IP67

COMARK-6

  • Temperature: -10°C to +50°C operating temperature, -30°C to +70°C storage temperature
  • Humidity: 0 to 95%, Non-Condensing
  • Altitude: Operating 0 to 15,000 ft., non-operating: 0 to 40,000 ft.
  • Impact Drop: 1.2M, or 1.5m (w/ protector) follow MIL-STD-810G
  • Regulatory: CE/CB, FCC/IC, BQB, ROHS, WEEE
  • Water/Dust Sealing: IP65

FAQs: what is a rugged PDA?

A rugged PDA is a handheld computing device that is made with rugged components and encased in protective housing to prevent damage from shock, vibration and drops, as well as temperature extremes, water, dust, dirt and sand.

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A rugged PDA can provide computing power in the field to workers in a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, automotive, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution centers, logistics operations, retail sales, transportation, utilities, agriculture and fire & life safety.

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No one builds rugged PDAs like Comark

Trust is the reason that Comark is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of rugged technology. We have staked our reputation on reliability, producing computers and displays that our customers trust to work in the most challenging conditions in the world. Our customers also trust us to be a valuable partner who is intensely invested in their success and in providing the quality technology that helps them achieve it. And with our 5-year guaranteed minimum product lifecycle and an impeccable record of customer service, our customers trust us and our equipment to continue to serve their needs for years to come.

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