This white paper covers the use of rugged mobile computers in industrial environments when compared to consumer-grade handhelds. It will show how rugged mobile computes provide greater return on investment over the long run. This document explains what criteria companies need to understand when purchasing mobile computers to receive the greatest ROI. Rugged devices are far better suited than consumer-grade devices in industrial environments. This paper clariﬁes the beneﬁts of having rugged devices in harsh applications and how they can reduce companies’ costs and improve the overall mobile process.