Sunday, 30 August 2015


Cell phones for hazardous areas

Every day the media have been flooding with news of smart phones with varying capabilities and features. Mobiles with scratch proof screens, mobiles with metallic case, water proof mobiles etc.  How many of us knows about instruments being used in hazardous areas. Industries established in advanced  countries are very keen in the selection of instruments to be used in plants or hazardous areas. Intrinsically safe products that are approved by recognized agencies are only allowed in those areas.  German based Ecom is such company producing various IS (Intrinsically safe) instruments to cater safety requirements. Since a considerable period they are in this market.  Ecom mobiles also now switched from Symbian to Android platform  by transforming to touch screen models. Latest among this series is  Smart - ex® 01/and 201.  These are using Android 4.4 OS. 

 ECOM Smart - ex®01 -

MSM8926 1.2 GHz Quad core 

4G / LTe-Standard Quad Band UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
 Quad Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 
EU: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38 (TDD) US: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17

802.11 a / b / g / n dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFiHotspot

16 GB internal Storage / 1GB RAM
User memory : 12GB RAM

Blue Tooth 4.0 / BLe (Low energy)
Support SMS and MMS

Battery life : Up to 1000 hours Stand by, up to 40 hours talk time

Audio: Extremely loud speaker

Other features: 

An ultra-rugged, unlocked, LTE / WiFi / Android™ smartphone, the Smart-Ex® 01 comes with unrivaled features

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