Trimble MCS Hardware
Test Standards


Ingress Protection and MIL-STD-810 G defined

Trimble Mobile Computing Solutions Division puts all of its rugged handheld computers, and even many accessories (such as the rugged keyboard) through a series of internationally-recognized and certified tests to ensure that they can handle extreme weather conditions, dust, drops, water spray and submersion – and more.

There are numerous independent technical standards that have been devised to help consumers compare and evaluate hardware products.

Trimble handhelds meet rigorous MIL-STD-810G standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. These standards are maintained by the United States military, with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). The MIL-STD-810 test series are provided by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and are widely adopted for commercial products as they are independently verified.

Depending on model, Trimble products come with either an IP65, IP67, or IP68 rating, which means your handheld is protected from dust and can survive water immersion (from up to 30 minutes for IP65 to hours with an IP68). The PG200 is IP65 rated.

“MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind-blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration. The standard describes environmental management and engineering processes that can be of enormous value to generate confidence in the environmental worthiness and overall durability of a system design.”


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