COTS rugged notebook and rugged laptop customization
The ProCustom Group is the market leader in the customization of COTS rugged laptop, rugged notebook and tablet products. Standard rugged computers are modified to specific user requirements, for deployment in harsh and demanding environments in military, aerospace, industrial and first responder marketplaces.
ProCustom employs a rapid response team of experienced electrical, mechanical and environmental engineers. All are equipped with advanced simulation and 3D CAD tools to quickly model modification scenarios and interact with our customers’ engineering teams to define detailed solutions to very exacting requirements. Our organization is optimized to support short to medium product runs of 5 to 500 units and is structured to be highly efficient and cost effective.
We saw an opportunity to offer customization services standard rugged laptop manufacturers can’t. Our background allowed us to start a customer-focused business with a minimum of overhead but with a wealth of expertise across a broad range of computer use in severe environmental applications. We wanted to work directly with our customers to develop solutions that meet their requirements. Our client list includes all branches of the US military and their prime contractors. ProCustom Group products are in daily use on military aircraft, submarines and tracked vehicles.
Need for Customization
Rugged notebook and military laptop computers are designed for harsh environments, but are built in quantity with fixed configurations. Some applications require connections to other equipment, or the addition of task specific electronic interfaces. Adding waterproof industrial or MilSpec connectors is something that commercial laptop manufacturers are not set up to do. Often, manufacturers are unwilling to consider customization for less than an advance commitment of 500-1000 units. ProCustom was founded to address these needs.