A lot has changed over the past 5 years and I remember us fighting it out selling barcode scanners and rugged PDA’s and taking a very hardware centric view to everything we did.  We still have rugged handheld PDA’s, rugged tablets and mobile printers and rugged in general at the heart of what we do but how things have changed over the years.

A look back 5 years ago

  • No Android, IOS or Windows Phone for that matter!
  • Rugged handhelds cost was way higher.
  • Way less competition
  • Psion, Intermec, Handheld products, Metrologic, LXE have all but gone.
  • Margins were much nicer on hardware, believe you and me!!

We’re going to change a lot through 2013/14 as times are a changing but we’re very proud to have reached the grand old age of 5 years old, we’re going strong and with growth in all of our hardware, repair software and embedded products divisions, we’re looking to a bright future. Remember you get more for more here, less for less is not what we’re about. The Rugged and Mobile blog.

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Dave's one of the founders of Raptor, his rants are memorable, his thoughts are stimulating and his heart is set on helping, entertaining and making things like mobile, Android, ruggedness, 3D printing and IOT simple.

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