Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Rugged, More than “Strong Case”

a rugged computer or device is a relative term. Meaning that, what is rugged for one person may not be for another. If we take a mobile computer in a warehouse for an example, it is a device that can be exposed to a lot of dust – but won’t face some extreme temperatures, coldness or rain.

However, rugged devices are a must in some industries – for example, a forester needs a rugged device to operate in the woods under extreme conditions such as rain, water, dirt and difference in temperatures.

Radio-Frequency IDentification(RFID)

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. The acronym refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The chip typically is capable of carrying 2,000 bytes of data or less.

The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card or ATM card; it provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a bar code or magnetic strip must be scanned to get the information, the RFID device must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information.

Fingerprint IDentification

Fingerprint identification is the process of using fingerprints to identify an individual. This is very effective because each person has completely unique fingerprints that do not change with age.

Fingerprint identification is used for a variety of reasons: security, criminal investigations, and even ergonomics. Fingerprint identification often consists of a fingerprint reader or oil smear, with the former being used in electronic fingerprinting and the latter being used in manual fingerprint impressions. Other surfaces or materials may be used in fingerprint identification but are usually only found in accidental fingerprint impressions.

Glonass System

GLONASS, acronym for Globalnaya navigatsionnaya sputnikovaya sistema or Global Navigation Satellite System, is a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian government by the Russian Space Forces. It both complements and provides an alternative to the United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS), the Chinese Compass navigation system and the planned Galileo positioning system of the European Union.


What is Rugged? How is Rugged defined?


What is RFID? How do RFID work?


How do Fingerprint Scanner work?


What is Glonass System? Is it better than GPS?