- Posted by Airacom
- On 13th July 2016
The Advantage 1.x is designed for field-workers operating within harsh and hazardous environments, requiring globally recognised certifications covering both the European ‘ATEX’ zone 1/21 standard for intrinsic safety; in addition to being certified for use within the US & Canada with ‘CSA’ Class 1, Division 1,2 certification, allowing for safe operation within hazardous areas.
Establishing effective voice and data communications for industries operating within hazardous areas and plants such as petrochemical and chemical companies is a complex and challenging business; given the nature of both gas and dust based environments posing a real risk to both human and asset life. In addition to the limited size of the market not attracting mainstream mobile device manufacturers to build such devices which meet the required global safety standards in intrinsic safety to the remote, ruggedness of operational locations with extreme heat and/or cold temperatures means the availability and choice of mobility options for such companies is limited.
Smartphones offer a do-more capability where the standard feature phone cannot, in addition to providing a much greater return on investment by adopting the use of asset management, engineer maintenance and business productivity boosting applications. However the smartphone comes with unknown, unquantifiable or unseen security risks if not addressed from the outset, which could render a companies network exposed to sensitive data open to attack, theft, hacking and possible loss of sensitive information. Cyber Criminals are pilfering a staggering volume of data and money from companies around the world. The damage from hacks costs businesses $400 billion a year, according to British insurance company Lloyd’s.
Airacom is combating cyber security through a full-stack, multi-layered security architecture with military level encrypted communications software based on private communication protocol offering superior protection against malicious interference and attacks across our range of smartphone devices and tablets; Enabling end-to-end encrypted voice calls and messaging over 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.
The Advantage 1.x offers companies who do not need or do not require a smartphone, but do want a standard rugged intrinsically safe zone 1 mobile phone to make and receive calls, text messaging, in addition to providing a lone worker / man-down solution while operating within an Ex hazardous area. Effective, simple communications with rapid deployment, minimal risk.
The AIRACOM Intrinsically Safe Advantage 1.0 mobile phone is certified for use within Ex zone 1/21 hazardous areas, designed for field-workers operating within harsh, hazardous environments. Dust- and waterproof (IP67), Bluetooth, GPRS, MMS, SMS, EDGE, 2MP Camera with video, 3G/GSM-Quad-Band, ATEX Zone 1/21 Certified, US / Canadian CSA Certified.