The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments, together with its cooperation partner Iristick, has introduced Visor-Ex 01 smart glasses for industrial use in hazardous areas
The intelligent wearable, weighing 180 g, combines high camera/display quality and reliable communication features in an ergonomic design for user’s comfort. This provides mobile workers with an optimal companion for tasks that require hands-free use as well as continuous communication, for example with remote expert support.
A total of three integrated cameras transform Visor-Ex 01 into the remote expert’s bionic eye. Two 16-MP cameras are centrally positioned to depict the wearer’s natural field of vision - this way remote support views what is happening from the same angle and perspective as the mobile worker. A secondary camera offers a 6x optical zoom for zooming without loss of quality and scanning of barcodes and QR codes.
The system utilises the ECOM Smart-Ex 02 smartphone for hazardous areas as a computing unit with LTE connectivity and a pocket unit with a replaceable battery for power supply, an intelligent ecosystem is created for a wide range of application scenarios in the industrial sector. The distribution of functions across the individual system components helps to minimise the weight of the headset unit without compromising on performance, connectivity or battery life. By connecting to the Smart-Ex 02, users can continue to use their tried-and-tested smartphone for harsh environmental conditions without restriction and benefit from all the advantages and security features and controls of the Android 11 operating system, including over-the-air updates, ease of use and TCO.
Visor-Ex 01 will be certified for ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21 and 2/22 as well as NEC/CEC Division 1 and 2 and will have protection class IP68. It can be used within a temperature range of -20 to +60 °C.