Pepperl+Fuchs’ ecom introduces new explosion-proof smartphone

PepperlfuchsThe Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom has introduced the new generation of its intrinsically safe 4G/LTE Android smartphone Smart-Ex 02 for hazardous area

With a large 12.7 cm (5”) display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimised accessory concept, the company claims that the Smart-Ex 02 is the most advanced explosion-proof smartphone for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1.

Equipped with the latest Android 9 operating system, the smartphone works particularly fast and secure. It simplifies communication between employees, the control center and backend systems. The Smart-Ex 02 supports 21 different LTE frequency bands and is delivered simlock-free. Global Ex and approval certifications enable worldwide use and global rollouts.

Designed for an extended temperature range from -20 to +60°C, the Smart-Ex 02 can be operated under extreme conditions. For maximum durability, its display is protected by extremely shock- and scratch-resistant gorilla glass. Even in direct light, the user can easily read the display, forward data and share it in the corporate network.

Unwanted breakdowns during work in extensive industrial plants are prevented by a strong, easily replaceable battery with exceptional 4400 mAH power for 24-hour operation. A magnetic USB port protects against wear and tear and damage to PINs and unsecure USB connections.

Operating the smartphone is very easy: push-to-talk and alarm buttons, volume control and the camera release button are intuitive to handle due to their ergonomic design and handy arrangement – even while wearing gloves. Configurable Android keys are available for individual assignment, while dedicated keys for PTT and alarm functions ensure swift communication in case of emergency. A multi-functional mounting plate concept (belt clip, hand strap, charger, docking station) ensures easy carrying, mounting and charging.

Additionally, the smartphone can be supplemented by numerous other, coordinated and optimised peripheral devices including the Cube 800 Ex-camera and the explosion-proof Smart-Ex Watch 01 as well as headsets, microphones, scanners or Bluetooth beacons by ecom.

The quality control of the devices in Germany and the worldwide support of Pepperl+Fuchs also provide safety during operation. Short access to the service technicians guarantees quick help in case of questions and problems. In addition, users benefit from the collaboration with ecom’s own system engineers and development teams, who provide advice and support when software requirements change.

The new digital products and services product line enables staging, management and real-time monitoring of the Smart-Ex 02 and other mobile devices from ecom. It combines automated staging in device manufacturing, mobile device management and device analytics. The solution can be used as a fully-fledged enterprise mobility management system, if desired. This frees IT departments from time consuming routine tasks and ensures even more security during operation: mobile devices can not only be set up and managed easily, but also updated at any time (over-the-air). Security-relevant events can be made visible by the analysis of historical data.

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