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Tablets for Industrial and Hazardous Areas

Tab-Ex® Tablet Series

Mobility beyond Company Boundaries

“Exploring Mobility”—as a pioneer in mobility for digital applications, this is what the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom stands for. What began with the first tablet series for hazardous-area applications is now even more future oriented. In addition to tried-and-tested functions, the Tab-Ex® 03 and Tab-Ex® 02 8-inch tablets and the Tab-Ex® Pro 10-inch tablet also support innovative features like augmented reality that significantly enhance the usability of Industry 4.0 / IIoT applications.

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Pepperl+Fuchs’ comprehensive portfolio of industrial sensors and Ex equipment combined with ecom’s expertise in mobile devices offer sophisticated solutions for mobile workers. These synergies open up new, innovative applications and harmonized solutions that provide our customers with an essential competitive edge for Industry 4.0.

Tab-Ex® 02 Highlights

Explosion-proof 8-inch tablet based on the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2
Rugged version for harsh environments or intrinsically safe models available for worldwide use in Zone 2/Div. 2 (ATEX, IECEx, CSA / NEC), and also for Zone 1/Div. 1
Innovative technology for both current and future IIoT applications
Increased process efficiency and transparency due to digitized applications with mobile solutions

Tab-Ex® Pro—Mobile and Desktop Experience in One Device

Samsung DeX mode

Connected to a screen and keyboard using the Samsung DeX mode, the Tab-Ex® Pro can even double as a desktop computer. This provides companies with a cost-effective alternative to a standard desktop PC, offering users a complete desktop experience.

Tab-Ex® Pro Highlights

World's first 10-inch Android tablet based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab ActivePro for use in Zone 2/22 and Div. 2
Rugged but slim and lightweight tablet
Can be used as mobile tablet or desktop computer (Samsung DeX mode)
Programmable (emergency) buttons improve lone worker protection


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Exploring Mobility

In addition to tried-and-tested product features, the tablet series come with a variety of innovative functions that make digital applications mobile beyond company boundaries. This lays the groundwork for countless Industry 4.0 applications.
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Safety First

Whether as a rugged version for harsh industrial environments or an Ex model for global use, the different tablet generations stand out due to maximum performance and uncompromising safety in hazardous areas.
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IIoT Ready

The combination of powerful software and connectivity to higher-level systems is the ideal solution for complex applications—paving the way for IIoT.
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Mobile Worker Concept

The 8-inch and 10-inch tablets simplify the mobile workers’ day-to-day activities by making live data, digital photos, videos, and video streaming possible any time and anywhere. The Tab-Ex® Pro also features programmable (emergency) buttons that help improve lone worker protection.

Use Cases

Mobile Solutions Enhance Efficiency during Operation
The integration of augmented reality applications and connectivity to higher-level information systems combines virtual and real process data and makes your system transparent. This not only provides information about device status and process data, but it can also identify the appropriate system equipment, preventing malfunctions. Whether for navigation through the plant or for maintenance—processes become safer, more user-friendly, and more efficient.
Maintenance in Line with Industry 4.0
Processes and related information are no longer simply visible, but are superimposed directly on the display—without any navigation whatsoever. This enables real-time maintenance. Users can access maintenance cycles and corresponding documentation on-site. Predictive maintenance is also possible, as deviations in the measured values are identified ad fixed automatically.
Successful Turnaround Management Minimizes Downtime
System shutdown and startup procedures involve sensitive and time-critical processes with numerous coordinated activities. Tab-Ex® tablets offer support with augmented reality-based applications: error-free shutdown and startup procedures can be carried out quickly and efficiently with standardized support.
Real-Time Localization and Tracking of Assets
Due to increasing complexity, asset management is becoming increasingly important—especially for companies with multiple sites and numerous sales representatives. In combination with the right apps, organizations can benefit from increases in efficiency and productivity.

Three Tablet Generations—The Ideal Solutions for Mobile Workers

The new Tab-Ex® 02 tablet for ATEX Zone 1 from ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, has a wide variety of applications, such as work order management, predictive maintenance, and augmented reality in hazardous areas and in harsh environments. The Tab-Ex 02 helps securely and efficiently meet the current and future communication requirements of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, even in mobile applications and hazardous areas.

Improved processing power, increased security, optimized image quality, and easier operation: the new Tab-Ex® 02 series features a range of functions that expand mobility in existing and future applications. Models for harsh environments and for Zone 2/Div. 2, and now also for Zone 1/Div. 1 are available.


An interlinked solution based around the networked mobile worker is decisive for successful digitalization of applications with the help of mobile devices. ecom offers total solutions, including partners for software solutions, installation, and SLAs (service level agreements), as well as an extensive app library to ensure that the implementation of such concepts is as easy, reliable, and secure as possible.

Tab-Ex® Pro—10-inch Android Tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2

With its large, 10-inch multi-touch display, Tab-Ex® Pro is ideal for demanding applications, for accessing web-based content such as construction drawings,
and for using apps that require a larger display. If desired, the tablet can be connected to a large screen and a keyboard using the Samsung DeX function.

360°—Discover Tab-Ex® 03 DZ2, Tab-Ex® Pro DZ2 and Tab-Ex® 02 DZ1

Technical Details—Tab-Ex® 03, Tab-Ex® Pro and Tab-Ex® 02

Click on the appropriate tablet version to see its features.

  • Tab-Ex® 02
  • Tab-Ex® Pro
  • Tab-Ex® 03
Tab-Ex® 03 Tab-Ex® Pro Tab-Ex® 02
Certification Zone 1/21, Zone 2/22 Div.1/Div. 2 and DZ2 for mining
Operating system Android™ 9
Processor Exynos 7 Octa, 1.6GHz Octa-Core (Cortex®-A53)
Display 1280x800 pixels (WXGA), 8" (20,32 cm)
Dimensions and weight Tab-Ex® 02 DZ1: 162,1 x 256,0 x 33,3 mm,
1250 g
Tab-Ex® 02 DZ2: 127,6 x 214,7 x 9,9mm,
575 g (Wi-Fi) / 579 g (LTE)
Operating temperature Tab-Ex® 02 DZ1: -20 °C ... +50 °C
Tab-Ex® 02 DZ2: -20 °C ... +55 °C
IP rating Tab-Ex® 02 DZ1: IP64 / IP65
Tab-Ex® 02 DZ2: IP64 / IP68
Battery 4,450 mAh battery for up to 11 operating hours
Camera (rear and front) Rear: 8 MP with flash; front: 5 MP
optional: non-camera version

Sophisticated Features

Samsung DeX Function

Samsung DeX Mode

Mobile and Desktop Experience with Only One Device

With the Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) function, the Tab-Ex® 03 and Tab-Ex® Pro can be used as desktop PCs. Simply drag and drop files from the tablet's DeX window to a compatible desktop PC with a larger screen, mouse and keyboard. This offers companies a cost-effective alternative to desktop-only PCs, allowing them to take full advantage of both designs! 

Samsung KNOX

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High Security Standard for Your Mobile Devices

The KNOX mobile security solution is integrated into Samsung mobile devices to protect confidential data and processes. Using the KNOX platform, IT administrators can easily and reliably secure, deploy and manage corporate-owned mobile devices. This ensures that all business requirements are met throughout the device lifecycle, and that confidential data is protected against malware or phishing attacks at all times. Corporate information can only be accessed by an authorized person―which means even if a device is lost, all data remains protected.

Digital Products and Services

Digital Products and Services is a solution that combines automated stagingmobile device management, and device analytics. It can also be used as a full-fledged enterprise mobility management system if desired.

At the customer’s request, ecom’s mobile devices can ship from the factory with predefined custom configurations such as security settings, applications, and wireless setup. This allows devices to be used anywhere in the world immediately upon delivery. The devices can be managed via the ecom online platform and updated remotely at any time during operation without having to be sent to local IT staff or the head office.

Additionally, the platform analyzes historical data to detect critical software events, installations, and other safety-critical processes. A statistical accumulation of events can be used to establish correlations and causalities between software errors, geographical data, and Wi-Fi coverage, for example.

Watch the video to learn more about the ready-to-use service that ensures quality and security for all devices.

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