This IDC study provides market sizing and vendor shares of the worldwide ruggedized mobile device market for 2011. In addition, this study provides a worldwide forecast by region for 2012–2016. The worldwide ruggedized mobile device market is recovering healthily from its substantial reduction in 2009, though it is facing economic headwinds as a result of the European sovereign debt crisis. While vendors are reporting a return of pent-up demand from customers, IDC expects sluggish growth in 2012 and 2013. The remainder of the forecast period will experience a more robust level of growth.
"Vendors are seeing a strong recovery from the recession-induced sales plunges of 2009," says Ben Hoffman, research analyst with IDC's Mobile Enterprise Software. "The leading vendors in this space are continuing to develop innovative devices, expand into new regions and verticals, and offer differentiating value-adds for their customers, such as bundled software and service offerings. Despite this, IDC expects slower short-term growth in the overall market as a result of the European economic crisis."
ROPER INDUSTRIES, INC., Bluebird Soft Inc, CipherLab Co., Ltd., Juniper Systems, Inc., Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Janam Technologies LLC, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Psion PLC, Datalogic S.p.A., Fujitsu Limited, Unitech Electronics Co., LTD. , Intermec, Inc., DENSO Corporation, Two Technologies, Inc., Honeywell International Inc.