In an increasingly safety-conscious world, employers must protect their workers from risk of explosion, where there is a known risk-element of their equipment becoming an ignition source in an explosive atmospheric environment.Intrinsically Safe Smartphones
Internationally, large numbers of organizations are responding to legislative changes, insurance requirements, and occupational health and safety legislation to ensure the ongoing safety of their staff.
A Hazardous area may be defined wherever volatile or flammable substances, such as fuel, gas, or flammable dusts are present. Due to their potential of heat generation or sparking, specialized smartphones and hand-held radios use a number of methods to meet safety standards. One of these methods is Intrinsic Safety. Intrinsically Safe devices from Tait are designed to the same high standard of operation, and provide most of the features and performance of a non-IS model.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard for explosive atmospheres (Ex) equipment, the IEC 60079 series, is now the international benchmark. It is currently used in more than 30 IECEx member countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. Tait Intrinsically Safe devices are rigorously assessed to ensure user safety and that it will not ignite explosive atmospheres in hazardous locations. These high standards and regulations ensure that these devices remain safe even if the radio's functionality is compromised.
The IEC 60079-11 standard covers both the radio and battery. For the battery to be removable in a hazardous environment, it must be completely intrinsically safe in its own right. Not every radio brand has this degree of battery protection. Read more about our Intrinsically Safe portables available in both P25 and DMR, or speak with a Tait representative about Intrinsically Safe options today.
The Ex-Handy 10 is specially adapted to the needs of users who are looking for a sophisticated mobile phone with a powerful battery that supports both keypad and touch screen operation. The simple and practical 4G/LTE feature phone is ideal for a wide range of applications – from pure communication and push-to-talk to lone worker protection and innovative applications.
This high-performance solution is made for harsh industrial environments and comes with extensive certifications and multiple frequency bands for use in Zone 1/21, 2/22 and Div 1/2 hazardous areas across the globe, while unifying cellular and radio networks with push-to-talk communications.Learn more Download technical specifications
This Smartphone has a large, high-resolution display, powerful features, with an extended temperature range – making it suitable for even the harshest environments, while unifying cellular and radio networks with push-to-talk communications. It is for use in Zone 1/21, 2/22 and Div 1/2 hazardous areas across the globe.
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 operating system enables the intrinsically safe device to work safely, quickly, and efficiently.Learn more Download technical specifications