The increased networking of plants and the rising demand for mobile solutions go hand in-hand. This means the selection of mobile devices suited for the application area plays a decisive role: Is the device specially designed for hazardous areas? Does it meet the safety requirements for protecting employees and the plant itself? Are regular security patches and upgrades provided? However, another key factor for the company's success is that the devices are quick and easy to integrate into existing processes and offer added value in terms of functionality and efficiency. This is exactly where Google's Android Enterprise Recommended Standard comes in, making it easier for users to find specially verified Android devices and services.
With the Android Enterprise Recommended standard, Google wants to make the search for the right mobile solutions easier. That is why it provides a list of devices and services verified according to this high standard. These solutions meet the highest standards for industrial use and have been designed and tested by Google.
Android Enterprise Recommended ensures consistent, easy deployment and management of the mobile solutions through hardware and operating system support, guaranteed Android upgrades, and regular security patches. In addition to time and cost savings in the supply and maintenance of the devices, users benefit from close collaboration between Google and the manufacturers and comprehensive manufacturer support services. This can include quality control in Germany and global support from Pepperl+Fuchs.
As the first device certified for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1, the intrinsically safe Smart-Ex® 02 smartphone meets the requirements of Google's Android Enterprise-Recommended Standard. Designed for a temperature range of -20 °C to +60 °C, the Smart-Ex® 02 can even be used in extreme conditions. The rugged, impact- and scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass display is easy-to-read, even in direct light. A powerful, easily replaceable 4400 mAh battery enables coverage of 24-hour shifts. The magnetic USB port protects against wear and damage to PINs and weak USB connections.
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With its large 5-inch display, ergonomic design, advanced features, and optimized accessories, the intrinsically safe Smart-Ex 02 smartphone can improve processes in hazardous areas and harsh environments across the globe ...