Enterprises can easily select and manage Android devices and services that meet the most demanding business requirements with the new Android Enterprise Recommended devices – verified by Google.
Assamstadt, Germany, February 19th, 2020: There is a high demand in the industry to use mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. The selection of the right mobile solution can play a decisive role for successful use. Especially companies with workers in potentially explosive areas have special requirements for devices. Mobile solutions used here must be designed specifically for the hazardous area in accordance with guidelines and meet particularly high safety requirements for the protection of users and equipment. Furthermore, easy integration into the digital infrastructure is a must and the devices should make processes more efficient.
With the Android Enterprise Recommended standard, Google wants to simplify the search for the right mobile solutions by providing a list of verified devices and services. These solutions meet the highest standards for intensive industrial use and have been tested by Google. As the first device certified for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1, the new smartphone Smart-Ex® 02 of the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom meets the demanding Android Enterprise Recommended verification by Google.
Service & Security – always up to date
Android Enterprise Recommended offers consistent, easy deployment and management of mobile solutions through hardware and operating system support, guaranteed Android upgrades and regular security patches. Users help save time and money deploying and maintaining devices. Additionally, a true service commitment from the manufacturer for an extended, future-proof lifecycle adds investment security. The devices and solutions of the Android Enterprise Recommended verified providers are up to date. Also, the quality control of the Smart-Ex 02 and the worldwide support of Pepperl+Fuchs provide safety during operation. Direct access to the ecom and Pepperl+Fuchs service technicians guarantees quick help in case of questions and problems. In addition, users benefit from the collaboration with ecom’s own system engineers and development teams, who provide advice and support when software requirements change.
Easy setup and quick deployment
Android zero-touch enrollment helps make it easy to set up and deploy corporate mobile devices. The intrinsically safe Smart-Ex 02 smartphone and the Ex-Handy 10 support zero-touch enrollment and 21 different LTE frequency bands. Global Ex certifications like ATEX, IECEx and NEC enable global rollouts with the use in almost all countries worldwide. Staging, management and real-time monitoring of the Smart-Ex 02 and Ex-Handy 10 can also be carried out via ecom’s new Digital Products and Services. They combine automated staging in device manufacturing, mobile device management and device analytics. This, along with Android zero-touch enrollment, frees IT departments from time-consuming routine tasks and ensures even greater security during operation. Mobile devices can not only be set up and managed easily, but also updated any time (over the air). Security-critical events get visible through the analysis of historical data.
High performance – even under extreme conditions
As part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme, ecom has developed one of the most robust devices for working in potentially hazardous areas and harsh environments. Designed for a temperature range from -20 to +60°C, the Smart-Ex 02 can also be used under the majority of extreme conditions. Shock- and scratch-resistant gorilla glass also gives the smartphone display maximum resistance. Even in direct light, the user can easily read the display. A strong, easily replaceable battery with exceptional 4400 mAH power for 24-hour operation helps protect against unwanted breakdowns during work in extensive industrial plants A magnetic USB port protects against wear and tear and damage to PINs and unsecure USB connections.