Rugged display refers to display screens that are designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions such as vibration, shock, temperature variations, moisture and dust. They are specially engineered to sustain harsh environmental conditions and are used in industries such as industrial equipment monitoring, oil & gas exploration, mining, transportation & logistics, construction and power & energy among others. Rugged displays find wide applications in industries that require machine monitoring, visualization of machines and process control in hazardous environments. Their touchscreen variants are widely being used in systems that require human-machine interaction in outdoor applications.
The Rugged Display Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9.75 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The growing industrial internet of things (IIoT) is driving the growth of rugged displays market. IIoT enables networking of industrial machines enabling predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and analysis of machine operations. This has increased the need for visual interfaces that can withstand harsh industrial environments which is fueling the demand for rugged displays. According to Cisco, the number of connected IoT devices is projected to exceed 25 billion globally by 2025.
Another major driver is increasing adoption of smart grids. Smart grids use advanced digital technologies and integrated communications infrastructures to monitor and optimize energy distribution and consumption. They require visualization systems and interfaces for remote monitoring which is propelling the demand for rugged displays capable of withstanding heat, dust and vibrations in substations and power plants.
Rugged Display Market is primarily segmented into ultra-rugged, fully-rugged and semi-rugged displays. Of these, fully-rugged displays dominate the market as they can efficiently withstand shock and vibration levels and can operate in extreme temperatures. Their screens are protected by durable plastic covers, making them highly suitable for use in harsh conditions.
Political: Governments across regions are investing heavily in military systems like rugged computers, networking devices which is positively impacting the rugged display market.
Economic: Growth in global GDP and defense budgets have increased spending on military equipment integrated with advanced displays.
Social: Rising awareness about safety and efficient operations under rough field conditions has boosted demand for ruggedized displays in industrial and military applications.
Technological: Advancements in materials, display technologies, touchscreens and compact processors have enhanced capabilities of rugged displays to withstand harsh environments.
Global Rugged Display Market Size is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for rugged and durable displays from defense and industrial sectors globally. The North America region dominated the market in 2023 with a share of over 35%, due to large defense spending and presence of top military powers in the region. Key players operating in the rugged display market are Dell Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corp., Getac Technology Corp., General Dynamics Corp., Zebra Technologies Corp., L3 Technologies Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Scio Teq, Sparton Corp., Crystal Group Inc., Kyocera Corp., and Beijer Electronics Group AB.
The rugged display market in Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing investments in military modernization programs, especially in China and India. These countries are upgrading their aircraft, warships, vehicles and troopgear with integrated electronic displays, thereby propelling the regional market.
Key players operating in the rugged display market are focusing on new product launches and innovations. For instance, in 2022, Curtiss-Wright unveiled a new 15.6-inch rugged display with advanced touchscreen capability for navy and coastguard vessels. Getac also launched 12.5-inch fully-rugged tablet with quad-core processors and HD touchscreen for field service applications. Such introductions are helping top companies strengthen their product portfolios and market presence.
Market Name and Data Given: Market Name- Rugged Display Market; CAGR: 8.3%; Forecast period is: 2023 to 2030; Market Size for 2023 is US$ 9.75 Bn; Key players: Dell Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corp., Getac Technology Corp., General Dynamics Corp., Zebra Technologies Corp., L3 Technologies Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Scio Teq, Sparton Corp., Crystal Group Inc., Kyocera Corp., and Beijer Electronics Group AB
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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