GETAC PARTNERS WITH ECOM INSTRUMENTS TO OFFER WORLD’S FIRST ATEX CERTIFIED RUGGED ANDROID TABLET AND HANDHELD
6 August 2013
Getac, global designer and manufacturer of rugged technology, has strengthened its partnership with ecom instruments, global market leader in the field of portable explosion-protected equipment, with an agreement to 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. They join an innovative and comprehensive line-up offered by ecom instruments to sectors such as the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
“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. “The partnership between Getac and ecom instruments offers just that: combining safe, reliable and efficient products with an impressive technical knowledge base and unsurpassed service levels.”
“This strategic partnership with Getac strengthens ecom instruments’ leading position as a full-service provider of portable explosion-protected equipment,” states Sandro Nied, Senior Vice President Products at ecom instruments GmbH. “Offering a complete range of state-of-the-art products to our customers has always been ecom´s ambition and we are glad to extend our product line by partnering with a market leader in rugged mobile computing.”
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 the perfect choice for 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.
Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2012 consolidated revenue 25.5 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://www.getac.co.uk
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About ecom instruments:
Ecom has set standards for over 25 years and has acquired extensive expertise in explosion protection for everyday industrial use in hazardous areas all over the world. The company offers a wide range of mobile solutions in its four principal product groups of Mobile Computing, Communication, Measurement & Calibration and Portable Lighting. These are used around the world for various industrial applications in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the oil and natural gas industries as well as in the pharmaceutical, mining, energy and environmental sectors. Today the company is a global market leader in the field of portable explosion-protected equipment. For more information, please visit: www.ecom-ex.com