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  • n. The act or process of ruggedizing.

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  • n. the act of making a piece of equipment rugged (strengthening to resist wear or abuse)


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ruggedize +‎ -ation


  • The Free Online Dictionary listed the related term, "ruggedization," as a synonym.

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  • To satisfy my curiosity, I checked the Oxford English Dictionary print edition, which also defined ruggedization as "the action or process of making something rugged."

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The several dozen tenants and users of subleased space demand one other thing: ruggedization, to use the industry term. Top Stories

  • Compared to consumer tablets the enhanced ruggedization and outdoor viewing capability give the unit a huge advantage in on the field real life usage.

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  • Both models utilize the M3 Series board-level ruggedization technique to provide a light-weight, durable form factor that is sealed to IP65 rating and certified to withstand multiple 6 foot drops to concrete.

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  • The M300 and M305 handheld computers are designed with many of the same attributes inherent in Glacier's Everest Series of vehicle-mount computers such as high quality ruggedization and configuration flexibility.

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  • Designed specifically for harsh environments, the SBC612 is available in five air - and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels.

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  • Tyco Electronics engineers provided ruggedization improvements in the high-speed backplane connector designs by marrying an electrically sophisticated, high-speed contact leadframe with

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  • To enable high luminance and ruggedization of LEDs, sealing materials must have gas barrier properties, as well as be highly resistant to heat and light.

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  • We can also provide customization, ruggedization, turnkey integration and support of ATCA systems, as well as extended warranty and repair services.

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  • A high-technology supplier to several different markets, Barco defines its avionics business as the liquid crystal displays it provides for aircraft cockpits. The company jealously guards the process by which it produces the ruggedized LCDs.

    "We do the ruggedization of the LCD display. We don’t depend on any external ruggedization house," said Kristof Vierin, Barco’s marketing director. "We buy industrial LCD glass complete with the mechanics. We strip the backlight source, we strip the filters, we strip the mechanics. The only thing we keep is the LCD glass and that’s a very fragile piece. If you put it in into an aircraft it will break. Our ruggedization process is a bit of black magic which took us about three years to master."

    —article in Avionics magazine

    July 10, 2008