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Rugged Display Market

Rugged Display Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product (Tablet and Laptop, Vehicle-Mounted ComputerMission-Critical Display, Smartphone Handheld Computer, Avionic Display), by Display Size (Less than 10 Inches, 10 to 15 Inches, More than 15 Inches), by Level of Ruggedness (Ultra-Rugged, Fully Rugged, Semi-Rugged), by Operating System (Android, Windows, Others) and by Application (Automotive Transportation, Aerospace Defense, Government, Industrial, Industrial, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Rugged Display Market Outlook – 2030

Rugged displays are ideal for deployment in extreme operating environments such as blistering hot or freezing cold temperatures, high dust and water exposure, and exposure to explosive atmospheres. Rugged displays have several advantages in various industries, including high performance, protection from unwanted elements, a wide operating temperature, touch-enabled technology, ease of use, durability, ease of cleaning, high brightness and contrast for direct sunlight visibility, and extra wide viewing angles. In the harshest conditions, the rugged display provides crystal clear picture quality. These internal display assemblies are optically combined to optimize direct sunlight readability while also operating in shock and vibration environments.

A rugged display is also compatible with flexible night vision operation and can operate in extremely low light conditions. Over the last ten years, the use of rugged displays in consumer electronics and military and defense applications has increased rapidly. Furthermore, the increased adoption of current mil-aero projects, environments, and missions around the world is driving the use of rugged displays. This, in turn, is expected to drive demand for the global rugged display system market during the forecast period.

The global rugged display market is segmented on the basis of product, display sizes, level of ruggedness, operating system, application, and region. Based on product, the market is divided into tablet, laptop, vehicle-mounted computer, mission-critical display, smartphone & handheld computer, and avionic display. In terms of display sizes, the market is categorized into less than 10 inches, 10 to 15 inches, and more than 15 inches. On the basis of level of ruggedness, the market is divided into ultra-rugged, fully rugged, and semi-rugged.

In terms of operating system, the rugged display market is categorized into, android, windows, and others. On the basis of application, the market is segregated into automotive & transportation, aerospace & defense, government, industrial, healthcare, and others. Geographically, the market is analyzed across several regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

Top Impacting Factors

The developing technological shift in display technology and development of rugged display devices with high specifications, lower total cost of ownership (TCO) offered by ruggedized products compared to consumer-grade devices in harsh environments, and increasing demand for HMI and IoT in various industries are driving the rugged display market growth. The growing demand for human-machine interfaces (HMI) and the internet of things (IoT) in a variety of end-use industries is expected to increase the use of rugged displays. This, in turn, is expected to be a driving force in the global rugged display market over the forecast period.

Several rugged display manufacturers around the world are now focusing on expanding their production due to the increasing adoption of rugged displays in the industrial sector for improved customer experience. On the other hand, rising raw material costs used in rugged displays, as well as the high initial cost required for rugged display devices, are limiting the growth of this product market in the coming years. Currently, the use of consumer-grade display devices in industrial applications is the primary impediment to the market growth.

New Product Launches to Flourish the Market

In April 2019, DT Research introduced two new rugged tablets, the DT380CR and DT380Q, which are specially designed for military applications and weigh less than two pounds and have large screens with high brightness. This powerful tablet, which includes Bluetooth, a camera, and mobile broadband capabilities, allows for seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow. The DT380CR Rugged Tablet, with IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certification provides dependable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments.

Surge in Usage in Rugged Tablets

Rugged tablets are specially designed computers that can withstand harsh environments and operate easily in difficult conditions such as extreme temperatures, strong vibrations, and dry or wet conditions. True rugged tablets are built from the inside out to withstand sand, dust, dirt, ice, water, and other extreme conditions.

Due to numerous benefits such as readability in direct sunlight, fully sealed keywords to prevent dust or liquid intrusion, strength, durability, and ease of installation in various automotive and defense machinery, there has been a significant increase in the purchase of rugged tablets in sectors such as defense, healthcare, and transportation. Among the three types of rugged tablets, fully rugged tablets are the most popular.

However, high costs and increasing cutthroat competition are a few of the impediments to the growth of rugged tablets. The U.S. dominates the global market for rugged tablets. In the U.S., the two most popular and highest manufacturing brands are Zebra and Panasonic. Zebra Technologies Corporation introduced its new high-performance L10 Android ultra-rugged tablet in July 2019 as part of Zebra's extensive portfolio of government and enterprise tablets as well as purpose-built mobile computers for the rigors of demanding warehouse, manufacturing, construction, and field information environments.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the rugged display market size along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the rugged display market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight rugged display market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the rugged display industry.
  • The report provides a detailed rugged display market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years
  • The current rugged display market forecast is quantitatively analyzed to benchmark the financial competency.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The current COVID-19 pandemic has a negative impact on the rugged display market, with manufacturing activities being temporarily halted across major manufacturing hubs, resulting in a significant production slowdown. People are becoming significantly more isolated as a result of increased restrictions on public meetings and travel. Due to supply chain delays, stock market instability, halting of airlines, business dealings in the rugged display business are also feeling the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic.

It has directly impacted production and demand of rugged display causing supply chain and market disruption. As airports are shut down due to lockdown restrictions, the use of rugged display is halted, negatively impacting the rugged display market. Also, as government of different provinces have already announced total lockdown and temporarily shutdown of industries, the overall production process being adversely affected; thus, hinder the overall rugged display market opportunity globally

Questions Answered in Rugged Display Market Report

  • What are the leading market players active in the rugged display market?
  • How the current rugged display market trends that will influence the industry in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the projections for the future would help in taking further strategic steps?
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      • What is rugged display?
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Rugged Display Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Rugged Display Market By Product
By Product
  • Tablet and Laptop
  • Vehicle-Mounted ComputerMission-Critical Display
  • Smartphone & Handheld Computer
  • Avionic Display
Rugged Display Market By Display Size
By Display Size
  • Less than 10 Inches
  • 10 to 15 Inches
  • More than 15 Inches
Rugged Display Market By Level of Ruggedness
By Level of Ruggedness
  • Ultra-Rugged
  • Fully Rugged
  • Semi-Rugged
Rugged Display Market By Operating System
By Operating System
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Others
Rugged Display Market By Application
By Application
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Industrial
  • Others
Rugged Display Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Xplore Technologies Corp., Beijer Electronics AB, Curtiss-Wright Corp., Sparton Corp., Getac Technology Corp.,, L3 Technologies Inc., Esterline Technologies Corp., Panasonic Corporation, Kyocera Corp.,, General Dynamics Corp.

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Rugged Display Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032