ecom instruments Approved Product Line of Mobile Communication Solutions Presents New Intrinsically Safe and 3G Enabled Mobile-Phone Ex-Handy 08 for Zone 1

ASSAMSTADT, GERMANY–(Marketwired – June 19, 2013) – Communication is an everyday case and absolutely essential for companies around the world. To ensure safe and flexible communication over long distances is of utmost importance, especially in potentially explosive areas. The main objective is network compatibility and to ensure the permanent availability of communication networks to guarantee the safety of employees in emergency situations. High performance mobile-phones designed for hazardous areas can face this challenge. Custom configurations provide the user with tailor-made solutions for any technical demands in hazardous areas.

The new top-of-the-range model Ex-Handy 08 is certificated for Zone 1 and ecom’s first 3G-enabled cell-phone. This deals with the fact that service providers for example in the USA have already started to shut down GSM networks. The Ex-Handy 08 shows high performance capability and guarantees software compatibility as well as network compatibility. Depending on the configuration, the Quadband cell-phone merges the functions of five devices all in one. Above making and receiving calls, there is also a lone worker protection, a camera with video function, an LED Flashlight and walkie-talkie communication (push-to-talk). Thanks to the integrated antenna the intrinsically-safe-cell-phone shows excellent receiving characteristics and above average network coverage. The Ex-Handy 08 currently is the only Ex-device with worldwide proofed software and network compatibility.

The high-resolution display is protected by rugged and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. To ensure the smooth functioning of the device, different battery capacities with separate charging options and spare batteries are available. All connections are designed such that they remain tight and reduce risk, should the closing tab be unintentionally left open.

ecom’s versatile cell-phones are specially designed for use in hazardous areas of Zone 1/21 division 1 as well as Zone 2/22, division 2 and are approved worldwide. With ATEX, IECEx and NEC&CEC licenses the Ex-Handy 08 is very well suited for international use. For use in Zone 2/22, division 2 ecom provides the new Ex-HSPA 08 with near field communication. Helping to find the best-fitting solution for every demand, provides a product finder.

With great trust in their product-line of mobile communication solutions, ecom instruments offers clients a three year No-Questions-Asked-Warranty: ensuring a high degree of cost certainty, ecom guarantees a service process within five working days including spare and wear parts (except batteries) and inadvertent damaging with no “ifs or buts.” The accessories catalog as well as ecom’s professional support will also be available for succeeding product models, applying also to spare parts, within three years from cancellation of the product family.

Brief profile of ecom
Globally, ecom instruments is the leading provider of mobile devices for use in explosive areas, whether including chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production, mining or energy and the environment. For over 25 years, ecom has set the standards and gathered comprehensive expertise in explosion protection for daily use in hazardous industrial areas across the globe. In its four core disciplines of communication, mobile computing, portable hand lamps and measurement calibration, ecom instruments offers a huge variety of innovative and proven solutions.

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Brief facts-overview of Ex-Handy 08
The new intrinsically safe 3G cell-phone Ex-Handy 08, ecom’s top-of-the-range model, is designed for hazardous areas and suitable for phone calls, sms, mms and emails for the Ex Zones 1/21, division 1 and 2/22, division 2. It features Bluetooth® 3.0, email client (POP3/SMTP, IMAP4), A-GPS, a 2-megapixel camera with LED photoflash and video functionality, LED-flashlight and push-to-talk. Ex-Handy comes with MS Office applications such as synchronizing of external contact data and calendar synchronization with MS Outlook®. The “lone worker protection” feature can be integrated into the company’s own IT structure. Customized battery capacities with separate charging options ensure up to seven hours conversation time and 400 hours standby. Thanks to protection class IP68 and Permissible ambient temperatures between -20 °C and +55 °C the Ex-Handy 08 tackles the hardest conditions in harsh industrial environments. The cell-phone comes in various colours with a three year No-Questions-Asked-Warranty.

Press contact:
ecom instruments GmbH
Christian Uhl
Director Marketing
Phone: +49 (0) 6294 4224 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6294 4224 100

harvard – good relations group GmbH
Hermann Aulinger
Account Manager
+49 (0)89 / 53 29 57 46


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