New Smart-Ex 02 Smartphone from ecom is Explosion-Proof for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1

Press Release Summary:

  • Equipped with the latest Android 9 operating system and supports 21 different LTE frequency bands
  • Operating temperature ranging from -20 to +60°C and can be operated under extreme conditions
  • Features include 12.7 cm display, bluetooth 4.2 incl. BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 and magnetic USB port

Original Press Release:

ecom Introduces New Smartphone Smart-Ex 02 for Hazardous Areas

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  • Own developer team
  • Connected to new product line Digital Products and Services

Assamstadt, Germany, October 16, 2019: The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom introduces the new generation of its intrinsically safe 4G/LTE Android smartphone Smart-Ex® 02. With a large 12.7 cm (5") display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimized accessory concept, the completely newly developed 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.

Operational 24 hours a day, worldwide

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.

Intuitive operation paired with optimized peripherals

Operating the Smart-Ex 02 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 Smart-Ex 02 can be supplemented by numerous other, coordinated and optimized 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.

 Worldwide service and own development team

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.

Integration to new Digital Products and Services product division

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.

 Additional features:

  • Optional integrated cameras (12 MP rear and 5 MP front camera) with autofocus and LED flash
  • Bluetooth 4.2 incl. BLE
  • GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo
  • Up to 128 GB additional storage via microSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/e/e/e/k/r/h 2.5 + 5 GHz for real-time data acquisition
  • Optional software features such as high performance bar code scanners
  • Magnetic USB port
  • Dedicated keys: PTT key, alarm key, Android function key

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, Measurement and Calibration Technology and Portable Lighting, 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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ecom instruments GmbH

Christian Uhl

Head of Communication | Global Marketing

Industriestraße 2

D-97959 Assamstadt

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

Email: [email protected]


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