VM-521 – 10.4” Rugged In-Vehicle Terminal

Offering best-in-class ruggedness and functionality, VM-521 is class-leading vehicle mount computer on the market.


Clear selection
  • 1000 nits high brightness display supports defroster
  • IEC 60529 IP66, MIL-STD-810G
  • Smart power management with wide range DC power input
  • SAE J1939 / OBDII supports fleet management applications
  • Industrial communications for field use
  • Optional video surveillance function

The Next Generation of Wi-Fi

Using the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11 ac, VM-521 provides faster processing, broader coverage, more stable and efficient transmission. Moreover, it offers higher capacity for networking of more devices to simultaneously transfer data.

Superb Visibility Anytime﹐Anywhere

Featuring 1000 nits truly sunlight readable display, VM-521 offers superb viewability even in direct sunlight. With brightness adjustable button, providing a widest brightness adjustable display to meet dim-to-black requirement. A best-in-class visibility makes VM-521 ideal for day and night operations.

Optimal Power Design of Vehicle Application

In order to fulfill diversified vehicle power requirements, VM-521 provides two types of wide range power modules – 9 to 32 VDC and 18 to 60 VDC. Moreover, battery built-in design protects VM-521 from unstable power input during the vehicle operation.

Industrial Communications for Field Use

With gigabit LAN, USB, digital I/O, COM and CAN ports, RuggON’s vehicle mount computer is truly designed for field operators.


Intel®Atom™ E3845 1.91 GHz, Intel®Atom™ E3827 1.75 GHz


10.4-inch XGA TFT LCD with LED backlight (1024 x 768)
1000 nits brightness supports defroster function
5-wire resistive touch




64GB 2.5” SSD, 128GB 2.5” SSD, 256GB 2.5” SSD

Operating System

Windows 10 IoT, Windows Embedded 8, Windows Embedded 7


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth V4.0 Class 2
Optional 4G LTE / GPRS / HSPA+

Function Buttons

Programmable button x 1
Brightness adjustment button x 1
(Optional) Defrost / Defog button x 1

I/O Interfaces

SD slot
Built-in 3-axis G-sensor, dual speaker
RS-232 x 3 (COM1 with power supported)
USB 2.0 x 2
Gigabit RJ45 x 2
GPIO x 4
(Optional) Video input x 4
DC-in x1
CAN bus (SAE J1939 / OBD II supported)
Audio output jack x 1, Line-in / MIC jack x 1

Power management

9~32 VDC input, optional 18~60 VDC
(Optional) Ignition sense
Remote power on, wake on SMS / RTC
UPS backup battery (7.5V, 2900 mAhr)

Rugged Features

IEC 60529 IP66
Vibration (operating) : MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.7 c2/c3/c4
Shock (operating) : MIL-STD-810G, 40G at 11ms Terminal / Sawtooth
Operating temperature : -30° C to 55° C (-22°F to 131°F)

Mechanical Spec

VESA 75 / 100
Dimension (W x H x D) : 276 x 252 x 67.3 (mm)
Weight : 3.8kg
CE / FCC compliance



In-box Accessories

DB9 series to dual USB cable
External power cable