Phones, watches for hazardous locations

Pepperl+Fuchs' ecom mobile devices, shown at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), are designed for hazardous oil & gas operations.

By CFE Media May 29, 2019

At the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Pepperl+Fuchs’ ecom mobile devices for use in hazardous areas were on display, including the Ex-Handy 10 feature phone, the Ex-Camera CUBE 800, the Samsung Galaxy Smart-Ex Watch, and the Smart-Ex intrinsically safe smartphone.

The Smart-Ex 02 smartphone is an intrinsically safe smartphone for Div. 1 and Zone 1/21 that meets Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) requirements. In addition, it has global hazardous location certifications, including CSA, ATEX, and IECEx. Its extended temperature range and sunlight readable display make it suitable for harsh environments in the oil & gas industry. Designed to support 21 LTE frequency bands, the Smart-Ex 02 has no SIM lock and can be connected to different networks worldwide. An Android 9 operating system enables the intrinsically safe device to work safely, quickly, and efficiently.

Designed for safe operation in hazardous environments, the Ex-Camera CUBE 800 brings hands-free collaboration to the world’s toughest locations. A magnetic auto-latch mount provides an easy and secure way to attach the CUBE 800 to hard hat and headband accessories. Its multipurpose design allows for hands-free, handheld, and monopod use to capture visuals in hard-to-reach places. With dual cameras inside, users can choose between optical and thermal camera modes. The integrated thermal imaging camera provides infrastructure health analysis and trending information while the optical camera provides HD video and images. The CUBE 800 can be used to share live video and images during on-site collaboration sessions or to capture and securely store images and recordings offline.

The Smart-Ex Watch is the first intrinsically safe smartwatch for use in Zone 2 and Division 2 hazardous areas. Based on the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, the Smart-Ex Watch offers a new form of hands-free communication and enables greater protection for employees. Integrated GPS, movement, and heart rate sensors make it is possible to monitor the current status of critical values. Hands-free navigation via advanced voice control and wrist gestures simplifies operation. A rotating bezel allows for intuitive, quick, and easy scrolling through apps and instructions, even with gloves.

Original content can be found at Oil and Gas Engineering.

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