How is rugged defined?

The 3 most common and useful specifications are:

  • Temperature range
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • IP

The temperature spec defines the operational temperature range of the unit. Also a temperature range for storage may be specified.

MIL-STD-810G  is a standard issued by the United States Army’s Developmental Test Command. The standard is comprised of about 24 laboratory test methods cover a wide range of environments.
Cinside products are designed to fulfill a selection of the MIL-STD specs, especially focusing on the vibration and drop tests as we find occurring in the daily operations.  

IP stands for Ingress Protection, and an IP rating is used to specify the level of environmental protection of electrical equipment against solids and liquids. It is defined by international standard IEC 60529.
Cinside product are designed to fulfill IP67 which means dust-proof and able to be immersed in water on 0.15 m depth for 30 minutes.

See some practical examples of  the CPR4 device ruggedness below.


This video demonstrates the robustness of the CPR4 withstanding multiple drops. The CPR4 is operating during the test with all sensors active and transferring data wirelessly to the smartphone and our CiMonA app. The measured “vibrations” are shown in yellow in the app shown to the right in the video.