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Ruggedize Your Agriculture Technology

The agriculture industry is rapidly changing from a paper, pen, and clipboard-run business to one dependent on technology. Whether using a laptop, handheld or smartphone, professionals are able to stay in touch and get organized with a mobile office.

Technology provides the ability to email, make phone calls, map field boundaries, create records and even maintain accounting processes on-the-go. However, this work environment is host to Mother Nature's unexpected events-snow, dust and dirt and drops and bumps-leading to expensive repairs or replacements.

With cases from OtterBox, agriculture field managers, business representatives, fertilizer distributors and contractors can take standard off the shelf technology and make it completely rugged no matter what the work day brings.

OtterBox protects against the elements for hundreds less than rugged devices, a cost-effective solution for any budget. Available for laptops, Treos™, BlackBerrys®, HP iPaqs and PDAs, the OtterBox is the ideal accessory for adding longevity to agriculture technology.

Break a device in the field and here's what you can expect to spend:

Treo and BlackBerry devices range $300-800. Break an LCD screen and it will cost around $120-140, new batteries $60-70, housing replacements $80 and keyboards $30. Even the general diagnosis will cost approximately $30.

A laptop ranges $500-2,500 or more, drop that and expect to spend $500-1,000 to replace the LCD screen, $100+ for a new battery, $150-200 for a hard-drive and around $130 for a replacement keyboard.

One wrong move on the job site can be costly. Ruggedize with OtterBox.

For more information on rugged agriculture technology cases visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820.

Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875