About Us

Paul S

Hi and welcome to the RuggedTab website,

Rugged Tablets NZ, situated in Cambridge, New Zealand, specialises in producing the durable RUGGEDTAB brand of computer tablets, laptops, and handheld devices.

Our success can be credited to our client-focused approach, which involves closely collaborating with customers throughout the entire process of selection, delivery, implementation, and ongoing support.

With over 15 years of experience in supplying rugged computer tablets, we have established a strong reputation for providing high-quality, reliable products at competitive prices. Our products are specifically designed, engineered, and manufactured to withstand the tough conditions of New Zealand and Australia.

Thank you for considering us, and we are excited about the possibility of partnering with you.

Paul Scoble
Owner – Rugged Tablets NZ

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With our out-of-the-box thinking and vast knowledge, RUGGEDTABS is a manufacturer of rugged computer tablets, laptops and handheld devices. With over 10-years in the industry it was necessary for us to have the right devices for our own client base. A vision of competitive, reliable and innovative products. Working across many sectors of industry our products are right for the rugged and mobile space.


Our History

June 2022

Appointed Control Synergy Distributor

Located in Newcastle, NSW, able to service clients Australia wide

June 2021

Appointed Aegex Technologies Reseller

Launched a new range of intrinsically safe Windows tablets

February 2021

New Website

Launched our new looking website

June 2020

Supplier OEM

Commenced OEM for overseas clients

May 2020

Reappointment of Distributors

Reappointment of Ingram Micro New Zealand & Australia as our distributors.

Feb 2020


Business reset button hit: New company name and new brand name to reflect our core product range, rugged computer tablets, rugged 2:1 laptops and handheld devices.


Appointed first AU repair centre

XiT in Brisbane became our Australian warranty & support centre.


Appointed NZ repair centre

Since we had such a low product failure rate we outsourced our repairs to a local repair company in Cambridge.


Ingram Micro Distributor Appointed

Partnered with IT distributor, In gram Micro for New Zealand & Australian market.



Commenced marketing own brand of hardware including to overseas markets. Our first major client for our own brand in New Zealand was Carters Tyre Services. They had been a client of mine since 2010. Their workforce provided proof we had a good quality product for sale & export.



Started as a part-time home-based business in the rugged computer space as a reseller for all major brands. Supported client base with other hardware items like barcode scanners and printers. Formed partnerships with strategic software partners.


Evaluate your needs and align your strategy with your corporate and business goals and objectives. I apply my extensive experience to design a solution that makes business more productive, profitable and competitive.

Professional Services

Technology consulting, project management, onsite implementation and remote support. Customisation services, configure, stage and deploy devices. Pre-load applications on devices, end-user and administrator training sessions.

Vendor Services

Identity applications and devices, integrate, deploy and manage inventory.
Together with my partners, form a virtual team that focuses on one goal - making our customer's business more efficient.


Customers are looking for more ready-to-go business applications. To meet those specific needs, we work with independent software venders and integrators on projects. They provide the core application fuel to drive business change. With over a decade in the rugged space, I know the hardware.

Rapid Response

The ability to respond to a customer's need in a timely manner can mean the difference between a vendor relationship and a strategic one.
And, enabling a local quick response to troubleshooting reinforces the passion for customer success.


I can provide you professional contract manufacturing with your own brand, providing cost-effective manufacturing and custom OEM production services.