Pepperl+Fuchs Intrinsically Safe Smartphone, Smart-Ex 02, Receives Android Enterprise Recommended Verification from Google

New standard makes it easier to select mobile devices and services for demanding industrial applications

Twinsburg, Ohio (April 2020) — Pepperl+Fuchs ecom is pleased to announce that its intrinsically safe Smart-Ex® 02 smartphone, certified for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1, is the first to receive Google's Android Enterprise Recommendation.

As plant networking and the demand for mobile solutions increase, the Android Enterprise Recommended standard makes the search for the right mobile solutions easier. It provides a list of devices and services verified according to Google’s strict enterprise requirements. These solutions meet the highest standards for industrial use and have been designed and tested by Google.

Android Enterprise Recommended ensures consistent, easy deployment and management of the mobile solutions through hardware and operating system support, guaranteed Android upgrades, and regular security patches. In addition to time and cost savings in the supply and maintenance of the devices, users benefit from close collaboration between Google and the manufacturers and comprehensive manufacturer support services. This can include quality control in Germany and global support from Pepperl+Fuchs ecom.

Designed for a temperature range of -20 °C to +60 °C, the Smart-Ex 02 can even be used in extreme conditions. The rugged, impact- and scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass display is easy-to-read, even in direct light. A powerful, replaceable 4400-mAh battery enables coverage of 24-hour shifts. The magnetic USB port protects against wear and damage to PINs and weak USB connections.

About ecom

The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom instruments is the world’s leading manufacturer of explosion-proof mobile devices. ecom’s wide range of products includes tablets, PDAs, smartphones, and many other devices that have been certified according to the most relevant national and international regulations. As part of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, one of the world's leading companies in explosion protection and sensor technology, customers benefit from a comprehensive product portfolio for hazardous areas. For more information, please visit ecom’s websites: www.ecom-ex.com and www.pepperl-fuchs.com

For More Information:
Kim Stover
Media Lead
330-486-0095
kstover@us.pepperl-fuchs.com

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