ecom Releases New Ex-Handy 10 Phone with Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass

Press Release Summary:

  • Allows the use of push-to-talk over 4G, private LTE and Wi-Fi networks
  • Can be operated in -20°C to +55°C temperature range in harsh industrial environment
  • Features a fixed cabling system that enables the use of Radio Speaker Microphones (RSM) or headsets in hazardous areas

Original Press Release:

The New Ex-Handy 10 - Flexible and Easy Communication in Hazardous Areas

Assamstadt, Germany, April 25, 2019: The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom launches the 10th generation of the world's first Ex-Handy series: the Ex-Handy 10. Simple, robust and practice-oriented, the Zone 1 and Div. 1 certified 4G/LTE feature phone is ideal for a wide range of applications – from pure communication and push-to-talk (PTT) to lone worker protection and innovative IIoT-applications.

More functionality for the user

The Ex-Handy 10 enables the use of push-to-talk over 4G, private LTE and Wi-Fi networks. This ensures optimal network coverage in all areas and situations, with low network latency and excellent data transfer rates. For more security, flexibility and simplified communication in potentially dangerous areas, dedicated easy-to-use side buttons provide quick one-touch access to PTT and lone worker protection functions.

Speakers on the front of the Ex-Handy 10 ensure the best voice and sound quality – even in noisy environments. A fixed cabling system for use in hazardous areas makes it possible to use Radio Speaker Microphones (RSM) or headsets. An extremely resistant and scratch-resistant gorilla glass protects the high-resolution display of the mobile device. With protection class IP68 and permissible ambient temperatures from -20 °C to +55 °C, even the harshest industrial environment does not pose a problem. The highly developed rechargeable battery paired with advanced energy management allows above-average operating times.

Maximum security and support

Equipped with Android 8.1 operating system, patches and security updates are automatically applied. An in-house development team for the Ex-Handy 10 can also react quickly to customer needs and make adjustments – independently of external partners. With long availability and long-term support (5-year life cycle) as well as global approvals (explosion protection, country-specific product conformity and a wide variety of radio bands), the new feature phone offers maximum planning and investment security.

Optionally, the Ex-Handy 10 can also be connected to ecom's new Digital Products and Services product line. The Software Service (SaaS) offers project and IT managers a sophisticated staging, mobile device management and analytics solution. Digital services can be pre-defined and set up fully automated or correlations and causalities can even be established in live operation – for example between software errors, geographical data and WiFi coverage. In addition, customers benefit from Pepperl+Fuchs' end-to-end and future-proof solution and global service portfolio for hazardous areas, which opens up entirely new possibilities for complete factory and process automation in line with the Industrial Internet of Things. Mobile devices, sensors and HMI solutions can be optimally matched to each other.

About ecom

The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom is internationally one of the first addresses for mobile computing and communication devices for use in potentially hazardous areas. As an industry pioneer, ecom has decisively developed explosion protection for mobile devices since 1986 and has proven its technological expertise with a multitude of innovations. ecom is the preferred brand for explosion-protected mobile phones, 4G smartphones, tablets, and peripherals that meet the highest requirements in industrial use. As part of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, a leader in industrial sensor technology and explosion protection, customers benefit from a complete portfolio of technologies designed for conventional and Industry 4.0 applications.

In its five core disciplines “Mobile Computing”, “Communication”, “Digital Products and Services”, “Portable Lighting” and “Measurement and Calibration Technology”, ecom offers reliable intrinsically-safe and explosion-proof products, wireless peripheral devices, and smart software applications – all backed up with worldwide assistance from service centers in Germany, USA, UAE and Singapore and from ecom subsidiary offices to reduce your risk.

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Press Contact:

ecom instruments GmbH

Christian Uhl

Head of Communication | Global Marketing

Industriestraße 2

D-97959 Assamstadt

Phone:: + +49 (0) 6294 4224 990

Email: [email protected]


Schwartz Public Relations

Tobias Frühauf

Sendlinger Straße 42 A

D-80331 München

Phone: +49 (0)89-211 871 -31

Email: [email protected]


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