Product News: Pepperl+Fuchs’ Smart-Ex 02 smartphone for hazardous areas

Oct. 6, 2020
It simplifies communication between employees, the control center and backend systems.

Pepperl+Fuchs' Smart-Ex 02 smartphone

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the new generation of its 4G/LTE Android smartphone Smart-Ex 02. With a 5" display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimized accessory concept, the newly developed Smart-Ex 02 is the most advanced explosion-proof smartphone for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1, according to its maker.

Equipped with the latest Android 9 operating system, the smartphone is fast and secure, per Pepperl+Fuchs. It simplifies communication between employees, the control center and backend systems. The Smart-Ex 02 supports 21 different LTE frequency bands and is delivered simlock-free. Global Ex and approval certifications enable worldwide use and global rollouts. Smart-Ex 02 is also AT&T approved and network ready.

Designed for an extended temperature range from -20 to +60°C, the Smart-Ex 02 can be operated under extreme conditions. For maximum durability, its display is protected by extremely shock- and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. Even in direct light, the user can easily read the display, forward data and share it in the corporate network. With the most powerful replaceable battery on the market (4400 mAh), longer shifts and 24-hour work coverage are possible.

Operating the Smart-Ex 02 involves push-to-talk and alarm buttons, volume control and the camera release button are intuitive to handle due to their ergonomic design and handy arrangement, even while wearing gloves. Configurable Android keys are available for individual assignment, while dedicated keys for PTT and alarm functions ensure swift communication in case of emergency. A multi-functional mounting plate concept (belt clip, hand strap, charger, docking station) ensures easy carrying, mounting and charging. Additionally, the Smart-Ex 02 can be supplemented by peripheral devices including the Cube 800 Ex-camera and the explosion-proof Smart-Ex Watch as well as headsets, microphones, scanners or Bluetooth beacons by ecom.

The Smart-Ex 02 is the first device certified for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 to be approved for three important compatibilities:

•AT&T Network Ready

•Compatibe with T-Mobile BYOD

•Google (AER) Validation

Smart-Ex 02 has passed a battery of rigorous tests to be verified for carrier compatibility and to ensure a good customer experience, says Pepperl+Fuchs.