Rugged Display Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

Rugged Display Market, By Type (Dot-Matrix, LED, LCD), By Operating System (IOS, Windows, Android), By Ruggedness (Semi-Rugged, Fully Rugged, Ultra-Rugged), By End-Users - Forecast 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/2787-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Rugged Display Market Overview:

The projected CAGR for the global rugged display market is 5% from the years between 2017 and 2023. The market is expected to be worth USD 10 billion by the end of 2023. Rugged displays use cutting-edge advanced technology to deliver the best images and pictures in terms of resolution, quality and brightness of the picture, and protection. 


Rugged displays are durable. This is why many overhead and screen projector manufacturers choose to use them. These displays do a great job of protecting these projectors from damage and wear and tear over time. They also extend the lifespan of LCDs dramatically.


People can see better with them at night. These displays also make the text more visible and easier to read during the daytime.


COVID-19 Analysis:

COVID-19 became a major issue early last year. At first, governments thought that it was nothing more than a nuisance virus. However, this soon proved to be wrong. People who got COVID-19 could suffer from the terrible illnesses and conditions that it caused long after they recovered. People who recovered from the virus could get it again a few months later since the antibodies only lasted for a few months.


Governments responded by imposing lockdowns and quarantines. This caused many industries that supplied raw materials to others to slow down operations or suspend them altogether. The global rugged display market was no exception. Many companies in this industry found it difficult to find the raw materials needed to make these displays easily and at affordable prices. They were forced to pass the higher costs of manufacturing these devices onto the end consumer in the form of higher prices.


Rugged Display Market Dynamics:


The greatest growth in the global rugged display market has been in the extremely rugged display sector. One of the main drivers of growth in this industry has been the military. Militaries around the world use these displays in their many weaponry, equipment, and applications.



Rugged display market manufacturers around the world are investing heavily in research and development. This is allowing them to develop a new generation of technologically advanced and more effective/powerful rugged displays. The higher CAGR and the fact that the military is willing to pay top dollar for these devices are motivating them to do this.



The fact that raw materials are still hard to come by may hamper the market by driving up the costs of production. This can, in turn, raise the prices of the finished devices considerably.



Perhaps one of the biggest challenges that manufacturers in the global rugged display market face are in keeping the final price of these finished goods down by ensuring that the cost of manufacturing these items continues to stay low.


Cumulative growth analysis:

The CAGR for the market is expected to be 5% from 2017 to 2023. The global rugged display market is expected to be worth USD 10 billion by then.


Technology Analysis:

Sparton Corporation is a major American player in the global rugged display market. It continues to succeed because it has partnered with the U.S. Government. The two entities invested heavily in research and development to create a new generation of rugged display devices that are stronger, easier to use, more effective, and last longer.


Segment overview:

By type:

Rugged displays can be categorized as follows by type:

  • Dot-matrix

  • LED

  • LCD 

  • Others

By operation system:

Rugged displays can be used on many operating systems. These are:

  • iOS (iPhones)

  • Windows

  • Android

  • Others

By rugged:

Rugged displays can be separated into the following categories based on ruggedness:

  • Semi-rugged

  • Fully rugged

  • Ultra-rugged

  • Others

By end-user:

The end consumers who use these devices are:

  • Government

  • Defense

  • Aerospace

  • Hospitals

  • Industrial

  • Commercial

  • Others

By region:

The global rugged display market can be divided into the following regions:

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • The rest of the world

Rugged Display Market Regional Analysis:

The North American region has the largest market share of all of the regions in the world. What explains this is the fact that the American government spends the most on defense and military equipment/weaponry. It has to. It’s the richest and most powerful nation in the world, and it must go to great lengths to protect its more than 330 million inhabitants.


Additionally, many industries and sectors rely on rugged displays to operate their machinery and equipment. These industries are:

  • Aerospace

  • Government

  • General industry 

  • Others

Demand for rugged displays is growing rapidly in the North American region because many of these industries have been growing rapidly. This has always been true. This is especially true in America.


North America currently accounts for 41% of the total world market. The North American region consists of Canada and America. Both nations have a high demand for rugged displays. This accounts for some of the high global market growth in this industry.


The European Union sees rapid growth in terms of demand for rugged displays. The fact 

that many key industries use these devices, and the fact that various European governments are spending heavily on equipment, machinery, and weaponry explains this. 


The Asia-Pacific region is expected to see double-digit growth in terms of CAGR largely because of the increasing demand for rugged displays. The three main nations of the Asia-Pacific region that are witnessing the highest CAGR of all of the nations in the world are South Korea, China, and Japan. 


These three nations are considered to be emerging markets in terms of rugged displays. This is large because demand is rising so much and so quickly in these nations. Many companies in the Asia-Pacific region are entering the global rugged display market partly because of its high CAGR and partly because it is a very lucrative and strategic market.


Rugged Display Market Competitive Landscape:

The global rugged display market is very fragmented despite the fact that there is a growing demand around the world for these devices. This makes the entire market and industry very competitive. New companies are also entering this market every year. They’re attracted to this market mainly because of its high growth rate. They see this as a money-making market. The fact that rugged display devices are expensive means that they have huge profit margins. This means that the companies that make these devices can make lots of money in a few months. 


Many companies are attracted because they see rugged displays as a revenue generator. They can then plow the proceeds back into other areas of their companies in terms of research and development. This will lead to future growth for these companies.


Companies are finding that one important way that they can continue to stay competitive is by investing heavily in research and development. These companies can and often do develop innovative new applications with different uses. These devices are real revenue generators. They also help these companies create and sustain a competitive advantage for many years.


However, companies can only access so many resources at once. They’ve come up with the perfect solution for this in the form of mergers and acquisitions. When these companies merge or marry, the two companies combine into one. The new management often has access to technologies, resources, and knowledge that was previously inaccessible. This alone gives the new companies an important, sustainable, and strategic competitive advantage.


The new company can also access a much larger market. This puts it in the perfect position to enter into new markets on a strong footing and to solidify its position in existing markets.


The same is true when companies form strategic partnerships. The new company often has access to resources, knowledge, and technologies that neither company did before the joint venture was created. It allows them to invest in research and development. They can then create a new generation of products and devices with far more useful and diverse applications. Because these products and devices are often more durable than their precessors, this gives the companies participating in the partnership a sustainable strategic advantage.


Sparton Company is a major American player. It has survived by partnering with the American government. This gave it the resources it needed to invest heavily in research and development. The company and the U.S. government have successfully created and marketed many new devices and products with more diverse and useful applications and solutions because of this. 


These products and devices are often more durable and technologically advanced than their predecessors.


List of Companies:

  • Sparton Corporation (U.S.)

  • Xplore Technologies Corporation (U.S.)

  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan)

  • Getac Technology Corporation (Taiwan)

  • Samsung Group (South Korea)

  • Zebra Technologies Corporation (U.S.)

  • Bluestone Technology Ltd (U.S.)

  • Chassis Plans (U.S), Sonim Technologies Inc. (U.S.)

  • Kyocera Corporation (Japan)

Recent Developments:

  • General Microsystems received an award for helping the U.S. Navy modernize with a new generation of more effective devices.

Report Overview:

The CAGR for this market is 5% from 2017 to 2023. The market is expected to be worth USD 10 billion by then. The defense industry uses these devices. The North American region may have the largest market share, but the Asia-Pacific region has the highest regional CAGR

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global rugged display market is projected to grow at approximately 5% CAGR during the assessment period (2017-2023).

The valuation of the global rugged display market is estimated to increase to USD 10 BN by the end of 2023.

Increasing demand for advanced display technologies and rising adoption in aerospace and government sector are the major factors driving the growth of the global rugged display market.

North America holds the largest share in the global rugged display market, followed by Europe and the Asia Pacific region, respectively.

Xplore Technologies Corporation (U.S), Sparton Corporation (U.S), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung Group (South Korea), Getac Technology Corporation (Taiwan), Zebra Technologies Corporation (U.S), Chassis Plans (U.S), Bluestone Technology Ltd (U.S), Sonim Technologies Inc. (U.S.), and Kyocera Corporation (Japan), are some of the top players operating in the global rugged display market.