WHITE PAPER: Rugged Embedded Design, Ready for Extremes

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    How Rugged ADLINK Solutions Are Built to Keep Going


    Harsh environments wreak havoc on electronics. Workstations, laptops, and other devices work without issue in a climate-controlled office. However, hostile temperatures (subzero or Saharan), high humidity, and dust, can be very problematic. Moreover, weather isn’t the only factor with which field professionals must contend. Shocks and vibration can also damage components. Extreme conditions demand extreme hardware; component failure during mission-critical operations cannot be tolerated.


    Many industries benefit from, if not require, rugged electronics. Military and industrial use is obvious, but professionals in medical, oil and gas, science, transportation, and other industries also need hardware that stands up to punishing situations.


    ADLINK has emerged as a trusted leader in the rugged embedded computing field, thanks to the company’s innovative solutions and a portfolio bolstered by strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as Ampro Computers, LiPPERT, PENTA, and PrismTech. As a result, ADLINK delivers exceptional hardware and seamlessly moves into existing sales channels, logistics centers, and custom service networks by rapidly expanding its infrastructure and opening new markets.


    ADLINK strategically adds manufacturers to its corporate umbrella in the ongoing pursuit of building a cohesive, broadly integrated web of tools and services for next-generation industrial and commercial computing needs. This is particularly applicable in the rugged market, where all hardware is created far from equal. For example, other component manufacturers may simply encase commercial-grade hardware in a protective shell and brand it “ruggedized.” This approach naturally affords a degree of protection against certain hazardous conditions, but beneath the casing rests the same circuitry found in consumer electronics. ADLINK goes further, infusing its hardware with rugged technology from the innermost components to the protective shell.