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Mobility in Hazardous Areas

18 April 2016
Louise Knowles
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Mobile technology is changing the future of mobility in hazardous areas.  One of our key partners, ecom has been working collaboratively with Samsung to develop the World’s first intrinsically safe tablet, which is completely safe for use in Zone 1 / 21 and Division 1 hazardous areas – such tablets are crucial for environments where explosive gas or dust is present and enable new ways of working.

Beacon technology also has the potential, for companies in hazardous areas, to massively improve the way in which they operate, enforce security, provide safety and manage assets.  To complement the range of tablets, ecom has also launched the new Loc-Ex® 01 – BLE Beacon, available for hazardous areas ATEX / IECEx Zone 1 (Loc-Ex® 01) and for Non-Ex areas (Loc 01 HC & Loc 01 SC).

The Loc-Ex® 01 – BLE Beacons can be used both, indoors and outdoors – delivering contextual information to users, based on their exact location.

For example, when a mobile worker is approaching an asset, specific notes about that asset (based on who he is and what he needs) can be brought up via individual applications on the screen of the tablet, without having to manually navigate to the right content. This would then prompt the right workflow or data that helps the mobile worker to do his job and navigate around the hazardous area, avoiding unnecessary detours or tagged danger zones. Furthermore it is also possible to change important Loc-Ex® 01 operating parameters “over the air” to adapt quickly to any given situation on site.

This is definitely a game changer – the Certified Tablets and Bluetooth Beacon’s from ecom are also compatible with ThinManager Relevance technology. By combining these technologies SolutionsPT can deliver relevant content on time and in a secure manner enabling manufacturers to gain a competitive edge in global markets.

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