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RugGear and Esper partner to innovate the rugged device market

Esper’s Android™ device management and software deployment solution strengthens RugGear’s devices for the enterprise. This collaboration will empower customers with full control to remotely manage, monitor, control, lockdown, debug, and update their rugged devices with ease, giving them the confidence to scale their business

Lauda-Koenigshofen - RugGear®, a leading international developer and manufacturer of rugged mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets designed for professional use in extreme safety and working conditions, is teaming up with Esper, the only platform for predictable software deployment and device management, to provide total device control solutions to customers in the Android™ rugged device market. This collaboration will provide enterprises with the confidence to manage large fleets of devices with a focus on their critical business applications, leaving the device infrastructure and management to RugGear and Esper.

The RugGear mobile devices can be customized to meet the needs of daily work. Together with Esper's device management solutions, customer needs can now be met even more concretely for the best possible user experience.

This partnership will focus on industries like logistics, transportation, telecom, healthcare, and mining segments.  Features like zero-touch provisioning dramatically decrease device setup times, while remote monitoring and scheduled software rollouts improve device fleet visibility, health, and security. Geofencing and device lockdown ensure tamper-free, secure devices. RugGear has been part of the Google zero-touch enrolment program since August 2019. Thanks to this program, RugGear devices can be easily deployed on corporate networks. With a registered customer account, the customer's IT department can set up the devices automatically with the help of the Esper device manager. All top models (RG530, RG540, RG655, RG725 and RG750) are zero-touch compatible.

“With Esper, we have a competent partner on board to offer our industrial customers tailor-made solutions from a single source. We are pleased to be able to help our customers make the enrolment process even more cost- and time-effective”, said Martin Haaf, CEO RugGear GmbH.

“We are excited to partner with RugGear to help enterprises scale the deployment and management of rugged devices in global markets. Our collaboration will enable various logistics and transportation customers to minimize downtime, accelerating their digital transformation,” commented Shiv Sundar, Esper co-founder, and COO.

About Esper

Esper is the only device management platform for predictable software deployment, agile updates at scale, and device future-proofing. With an infrastructure that enables developers, mid-market orgs, and enterprise fleets of 100,000+ devices to deliver software as a service, Esper’s mission is to enable software teams to deliver without worrying about hardware. Esper has a rapidly growing global customer base among some of the world’s most innovative brands in retail, hospitality, logistics, healthcare, education, and more.