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Why linecrews demand rugged technology

Updated: Jan 27

An accidental drop shouldn’t cause you a lost day of work at a remote power line. Computers are part of the asset network, and by going rugged, you get the reliability you need to withstand a harsh worksite. Military-level ruggedness (up to MIL-STD-810H) and reliable water and dust resistance allow rugged laptops and tablets to keep working in challenging scenarios.  


Getac is a leader in the powerline technology industry.




When do line crews use tablets and IPads?

Utility executives are calling "data the new oil". But how do line crews on the job take advantage of an abundance of information and technology while still doing the hard and manual labor that is so valuable?


The answer: acute and visual access to the needed information.


Line crews can't set up a desk top computer and wide screen monitor. They need quick access to the knowledge that drives decisions.


Getac is a provider of rugged technology solutions.


Your device needs to stay readable, whether you’re climbing a tower in the midday sun or just reviewing information under bright sunlight. Getac computers’ offer up to 1400-nit displays to keep data and maps readable.


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General foreman are using tablets on the job

Line crews dont have time to slow down.


Fixing an outage often requires work in areas where a power outlet is just not available. With options such as dual battery and hot-swappable battery devices, your team can enjoy a full working day without interruptions.


A versatile, rugged computing solution helps your team access and retrieve data with ease and accuracy. Getac’s KeyWedge software allows you to use your device’s camera as a barcode reader, reducing manual error in asset identification.


Rural line crews understand that connectivity on the job can be a major issue.


Modern EAM/CMMS applications often require network access to work. GIS Maps and similar applications work over the internet as well. With 5G-compatible devices, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6 options, Getac solutions keep your team connected when it counts.



Check out Getac


Since 1989, Getac has been providing rugged computing solutions for demanding professionals in extreme environments. Getac was established as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products.


As one of the leading rugged computer providers, Getac offers extensive rugged computing product lines including laptops, tablets computers. Getac serves a wide range of vertical markets including military & defense, law enforcement, public safety, emergency services, utility, natural resources, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation and industrial manufacturing.