New Generation of Intrinsically Safe Smartphone
At SPS 2019 in Nuremberg the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom introduced the new generation of its intrinsically safe Smart-Ex 4G/LTE Android smartphone series and provided a first glimpse at the new Digital Products and Services product division.
With a large 12.7 cm (5″) display, powerful features, good ergonomics, and an optimized accessory concept, the developed Smart-Ex 02 is the most advanced intrinsically safe smartphone for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1. With the latest Android 9 operating system, the smartphone is especially fast, secure, and efficient. The Smart-Ex 02 supports 21 different LTE frequency bands and is delivered without a sim lock. Global Ex and approval certifications enable worldwide use and global rollouts. The Smart-Ex 02 recently won the German Design Award in the Excellent Product Design category for its design quality. The German Design Award from the German Design Council is one of the most recognized international design awards and honors top-class submissions in product and communication design.
Applicable in extreme conditions
Designed for an extended temperature range from -20 °C to +60 °C, the Smart-Ex 02 can be operated in extreme conditions. A strong, easily replaceable battery with 4400 mAh power for 24-hour operation prevents unwanted breakdowns during work in extensive industrial plants. A magnetic USB port protects against wear and tear, damage to PINs, and loose USB connections. The Smart-Ex 02 operates intuitively: push-to-talk (PTT) and alarm buttons, volume control, and the camera release button are easy to operate—even with gloves—thanks to their ergonomic design and handy layout.
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. Complemented by innovative peripherals such as the intrinsically safe CUBE 800 thermal video camera and the explosion-proof Smart-Ex Watch 01, the Smart-Ex 02 supports the mobile worker in a wide range of tasks and provides future-proof solutions.
New Product Division: Digital Products and Services
The new Digital Products and Services division enables the staging, management, and real-time monitoring of the Smart-Ex 02 and other mobile devices from ecom, such as the Ex-Handy 10 and the ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 / Div. 1 certified Tab-Ex 02 industrial tablet. The new product division combines automated pre-configuration during device manufacturing, mobile device management, and device analytics. If desired, the solution can be used as a full-fledged enterprise mobility management system. This should help IT departments eliminate time-consuming tasks and provides even more security during operation. Mobile devices can not only be set up and managed easily, but they can also be updated at any time (over-the-air). Security-critical processes become visible through the analysis of historical data.