- Esper’s Android device management and software deployment solution empowers RugGear’s devices for the enterprise
- This collaboration will give customers full control to remotely manage, monitor, control, lock, debug and update their rugged devices with ease, giving them the confidence to scale their business
Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany – RugGear®, a leading international developer and manufacturer of rugged mobile phones, smartphones and tablets designed for professional use in extreme safety and working conditions, is teaming up with Esper, the only platform for predictive software deployment and device management, to to provide end-to-end device management solutions to customers in the robust Android device market. This collaboration will give companies the confidence to manage large fleets of devices focused on their critical business applications, leaving the device infrastructure and management to RugGear and Esper.
RugGear mobile devices can be customized to meet the needs of daily work. Together with Esper’s device management solutions, customers’ needs can now be met even more concretely for the best possible user experience.
This partnership will focus on industries such as logistics, transportation, telecommunications, healthcare and mining. Features like zero-touch provisioning dramatically reduce device setup time, while remote monitoring and scheduled software deployments improve device fleet visibility, health and security. Geofencing and device locking ensure tamper-free, secure devices. RugGear has been part of Google’s zero-touch enrollment program since August 2019. Thanks to this program, RugGear devices can be easily deployed on corporate networks. With a registered customer account, the customer’s IT department can set up the devices automatically using Esper device manager. All top models (RG530, RG540, RG655, RG725 and RG750) are zero-touch compatible.
“With Esper, we have a competent partner on board who can offer our industrial customers tailored solutions from a single source. We are happy to be able to help our customers make the registration process even more cost- and time-efficient”, says Martin Haaf, CEO RugGear GmbH.
“We are excited to partner with RugGear to help companies scale the deployment and management of ruggedized devices in global markets. Our collaboration will enable various logistics and transportation customers to minimize downtime and accelerate their digital transformation,” commented Shiv Sundar, Esper’s co-founder and COO.
RugGear® is a leading international developer and manufacturer of rugged mobile phones, smartphones and tablets designed for professional use in extreme safety and working conditions, especially in the mission-critical area. The mobile units are developed and designed by specialists in Germany (Lauda-Koenigshofen), where RugGear GmbH is also based. RugGear’s advanced devices support all types of mobile voice and data communications, LTE/private LTE, Google Chrome Enterprise, eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) and especially the Mission Critical application Push-to-Talk-over-Cellular (POC or PTToC), which is increasingly replacing traditional PTT solutions such as TETRA in Europe or iDEN in the USA and other regions of the world. RugGear’s mobile devices are suitable for a wide range of industrial and outdoor applications and meet the most important standards (IP67/68/69, MIL-STD-810G/H, waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, etc.). RugGear was founded in 2006 by company president Maverick Chen and is present in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Since the beginning of 2020, Maverick Chen has further intensified the existing partnership with Martin Haaf, CEO of the German company https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/gIlwC4xwR8sJgqnGsO0Rwi MOBILE from Lauda-Koenigshofen. Together, the two manufacturers thus cover the three most important areas of application for the professional use of mobile devices in a leading global position:
- Mobile device providers for PTT (push-to-talk)/POC (push-to-talk-over-cellular) and mission-critical applications
- Provider of complete solutions, for example for MDM (Mobile Device Management), PTT, MCPTT and POC (in cooperation with software partners)
- Supplier of mobile devices for hazardous areas in zone 1/21 and 2/22 (intrinsically safe devices).
RugGear partners globally with leading mobile equipment suppliers and operators as well as solution and integration providers to provide industrial customers with customized solutions from a single source.