Mettenmeier GmbH has been developing and manufacturing rugged Tablet PCs for field use for more than 25 years. The idea of a robust computer developed from the requirement for a device for recording and processing data from surveying instruments. Practice showed even then that a mobile PC is subject to special requirements when used in the field.
When comparing standard notebooks and Tablet PCs with Tablet PCs by mettenmeier with reference to the above items it is clear that mettenmeier is the right decision for all field workers. The most important properties, such as a robust housing or a perfectly legible display even under direct sunlight, are rarely or never possible with conventional notebooks and Tablet PCs, primarily for reasons of price.
Even during production of the first mobile PCs for field applications at Mettenmeier GmbH special displays that enabled optimum legibility even under direct sunlight were installed. There are various display technologies in the market, mainly distinguished by their different types of lighting. Only the reflective technology meets the special requirements for outdoor usage.
A Tablet PC that is exposed to all types of weather must have a very robust case to protect the valuable electronics inside it.
If conventional notebooks are dropped from a height of about 1 metre either the electronics or the case will be damaged. The aluminium case and the special design of the Tablet PCs by mettenmeier offers optimum protection from all influences encountered in field operations. This means that you as a user can fully concentrate on your work in the field without having to worry about the hardware.