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Intrinsically Safe


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.

P25 Intrinsically Safe Portable Radio
DMR Intrinsically Safe Portable Radio
Intrinsically Safe Smartphones
Intrinsically Safe

"We selected Tait digital P25 technology due to its exceptional audio quality and ability to eliminate background sound in noisy environments. Furthermore the fact that Tait P25 radios are extremely robust and come as intrinsically safe meant they are ideal for the Petrobras working environment."

Luiz Poleto

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.

Intrinsically Safe Smartphone Range

  • Ecom Ex-Handy 10 Ecom Ex-Handy 10
    Intrinsically Safe

    Ecom Ex-Handy 10


    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.

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    Ecom Ex-Handy 10
  • Ecom Smart-Ex® 02 Ecom Smart-Ex® 02
    Intrinsically Safe

    Ecom Smart-Ex® 02


    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.

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    Ecom Smart-Ex® 02

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