Working in potentially explosive environments

Published:  06 August, 2013

Getac partners with ecom instruments to offer ‘the world’s first rugged Android 4.1 tablet with explosion protection’.

Under the agreement ecom will supply Getac’s new ATEX certified Z710-Ex rugged Android tablet and rugged handheld PS336-Ex in Europe and the Middle East.

The Z710-Ex is the world’s first rugged Android 4.1 tablet with explosion protection and along with Getac’s PS336 handheld now offers ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere) Zone 2/22 certification, making both products suitable for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments.

Zone 2 (gases/vapours) and Zone 22 (dusts) in ATEX refers to an area in which an explosive mixture is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs it will exist only for a short time.

“Ecom instruments operates in areas where uncompromising levels of safety and reliability are essential, and an extremely high level of product expertise is demanded by the customer,” says UK President of Getac, Peter Molyneux.

Operating on Android 4.1 the Z710-Ex has an extended battery life to allow field workers to complete a normal shift (8-10 hours) without the need for recharging and thanks to its high-security features it is one of the most secure tablets on the market.

The rugged device is aimed at those who want more than the smaller handheld devices previously commonplace in such hazardous environments. The 7-inch capacitive screen is ideal for scenarios where a higher level of information is required to complete a task, such as schematics and detailed work instructions.

The Getac Z710-Ex comes with optional 3.5G WWAN for data and voice communication, RFID (HF) and 1D/2D imager barcode reader.

The PS336-Ex with its 1GHz of processing power and Getac’s patented Flexiconn technology is one of the most powerful handhelds on the market and provides users with multi-functionality simply by swapping its caps.

Both the tablet and the handheld are ideal for field workers in those industries where ATEX compliance is mandatory when carrying out inspection and maintenance work. In addition to EU Explosive Atmosphere ATEX Certification the Z710-Ex tablet is MIL-STD 810G and IP65 accredited and the PS336-Ex offers users MIL-STD 810G and IP68 certifications. 

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