The World’s First IECEx Zone 1 Windows Tablet Now Available
The intrinsically safe, Windows 10, Intel-based tablet, has gained certification for ATEX and IECEx Zone 1 areas internationally throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The device is also certified for UL 913 Class 1 Division 1 explosive areas of hazardous locations in the United States and CSA 22.2 in Canada.
Manufactured by US based company Aegex Technologies, the Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe tablet is the first Windows 10 enterprise device to hold global intrinsic safety certifications for HazLoc operations worldwide, where high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or dusts are likely to occur in normal operation. The intrinsically safe tablet is the first to bring Windows 10 capabilities into industries such as oil and gas, chemical, mining & pharmaceutical that operate highly explosive environment. While most mobile devices are not permitted in highly volatile zones of hazardous locations because they could cause a spark, Aegex’s 10.1-inch tablets are certified intrinsically safe, or incapable of igniting an explosion.
“For over 30 years we have designed and supplied rugged computing solutions to companies in harsh and hazardous environments both domestically and internationally. In the last ten years there has been substantial growth in the demand for mobile solutions but the lack of industry certified products has hampered the adoption of solutions within the most hazardous areas,” said APC Technology’s Managing Director. “We are delighted to be able to deliver the first IECEx zone 1, Windows based tablet to the Australian and New Zealand markets. There is now a uniform platform that allows personnel in the most hazardous environments to finally reap the benefits experienced by colleagues sitting in an office.”
The Aegex10 intrinsically safe tablets can synchronise with an organisation’s Internet of Things to allow users to transmit real-time data from within the most hazardous zones of their operations. Such cloud-based connectivity improves efficiency and lowers risk, resulting in decreased downtime and optimized operations. More product information.