Rugged Science understands the unique and challenging operating environments of ocean going vessels, where 24/7 reliability is a critical expectation. We focus on providing embedded computers, marine LCD displays, Panel PCs, and networking products that are ruggedized and modified for wide temperature ranges (-25°C to 70°C or-13°F to 158°F) and the vibrating, constantly moving motion of ships. We provide many models that have received classification society approvals from bodies such as DNV and ABS. We have had extremely successful products in difficult environments, particulary machinery control systems and main engine rooms of ships, where vibration, noise, and airborne grease and dust can wreak havoc on standard commercial Panel PCs and computers. Rugged Science computers are sealed and completely solid-state, meaning there are not mechancial moving parts like fans or rotating disk drives that can fail as a result of constant vibration. We also carry a line of ECDIS monitors for the pilot house and bridge consoles, which have been specially calibrated to render the correct coloring of Navigation charts.
Our Oil & Gas line includes Panel PCs that have received certfication for use in Class 1, Div 2, Groups A-D (i.e. Acetylene, Hydrogen, Ethylene, and Propane) classified areas, as well as ATEX Gas Zone 2 classified areas. These stainless steel Panel PCs are suitable for deployment in HazLoc spaces where flammable substances may be present.