Ecom Instruments - Hazardous Area ATEX Phones, Laptops, Radios, Headsets, Handhelds & Tablets

Ecom Instruments - Hazardous Area ATEX Phones, Laptops, Radios, Headsets, Handhelds & Tablets

Hazardous Area Products

Mobile Phones, Laptops, Radios, Headsets, Handhelds & Tablets

Oil & Gas, Petrochem, Marine, Offshore, Chemicals, Mining, Pharmaceutical

Ecom Instruments are world-leading manufacturers of ATEX hazardous area mobile phones, laptops, radios, headsets, handhelds and tablets for use in explosion protected areas, including hazardous areas Zone 1 and Zone 2. 

Why Upgrade from an ATEX Mobile Phone to a Smartphone?

Mobile phones have become an essential tool for many hazardous area workers over the last decade. TheyATEX Smart Phones have been used to communicate with each other and keep workers safe while in some of the most extreme environments in the world. More recently, large companies in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industry are looking to take advantage of big data and smarter ways of working, to do this they are looking toward smartphones to provide a competitive advantage.

Many companies are now facing a decision when it comes to implementing communication devices in hazardous areas or replacing their current devices. They have to choose between giving their workers standard mobile phones or giving them smartphones. So the key question to this is; how would workers in hazardous areas use smartphones effectively and what additional capabilities do smartphones offer over traditional mobile phones?

Wide Range of Apps

Consumer smartphones have been the driving force behind a wide range of apps being developed on smartphones. With the use of apps, people have managed to streamline their lives, enabling them to work and play with unprecedented ease. This has led many forward thinking companies to consider the potential uses of smartphones and apps in industrial environments and therefore move away from using traditional mobile phones.

The ability to rely on mobile workers having access to a wide range of applications while in the field is a major competitive advantage for companies who are looking to maximise their workforce. With most Android™ 4.4 based phones, there is access to the Google Play Store, which has over 700,000 apps, enabling an increasingly wide range of productivity apps to be installed on the devices.

Some common productivity apps enable workers to view plant schematics and add notes to them while in hazardous areas, helping them get more done and helping them communicate their findings more effectively. There is also the ability to install powerful mobile device management software (MDM), which can ensure all the devices a company owns have the same range of apps installed and have the same security protection, designed to block any harmful or unwanted applications.

Ecom Smart Ex-01 is the world's first intrinsically safe, ATEX certified Andoid Smartphone for use in hazardous areas. 

Pictured: Ecom ATEX Hazardous Area Communications Product Range 

Ecom ATEX Hazardous Area Communications Product Range

Ecom hazardous area instruments help users achieve a fully paperless workflow. Deploying mobile technology, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets, in hazardous areas and replacing paper processes has instant benefits including :

  • Standardisation of processes
  • Increased accuracy of tests and reports 
  • Instant feedback to users 
  • Remote visibility of information
  • Team collaboration - engineers carry out tests efficiently and accurately

These efficiency improvements reduce man hours by removing the need to work with paper solutions, reduce safety incidents within hazardous areas and therefore maximising plant uptime.

ATEX inspections involve the inspection of hazardous area electrical, instrumentation and mechanical equipment to ensure it remains safe and fit for purpose. These tests would traditionally be carried out by an inspector with a mass of paper checklists to fill in.

This could result in inaccurate tests, omissions and therefore plant downtime. The range of Ecom hazardous area products enable much faster, accurate tests to be carried out. 

Ecom ATEX mobile solutions enable multi-site oil and gas inspections with the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) providing both long and short term ROI. Products must be future proof and be able to be transferred from different rated hazardous area zones.

Ecom hazardous area mobile instruments enable sustainable and continued business improvement, adding instant value to the business and its processes.

Ecom i.roc® Ci70-Ex – Handheld ATEX Certified Hazardous Area PDA (Mobile Computer). The Worlds Only PDA Mobile Computer With International Hazardous Area Certification (ATEX, IECEx & Inmetro).

Ecom i.roc® Ci70-Ex – Handheld ATEX Certified Hazardous Area PDA (Mobile Computer)

Ecom mobile phone and laptop devices with ATEX certification ensure safe and reliable communication and computing in Zone 1 or Zone 2 hazardous areas. 

T&D distribute Ecom ATEX certified Zone 1 and Zone 2 equipment within the hazardous area fields of Mobile Computing (Laptops, Handheld & Tablets) and Communication (Mobile Phones).

Mobile Computing For Hazardous Areas (Laptops, Handhelds, Tablets)

  • Ecom Getac V100-Ex2 Laptop  : Zone 2 (ATEX certified) laptop convertible to tablet PC for hazardous area working by maintenance engineers and inspectors.
  • Ecom i.roc® Ci70 -Ex Handheld PDA : Zone 1 (ATEX certified) mobile computer (handheld PDA). The world‘s only PDA with global explosion protection and hazardous area certification (ATEX, IECEx, Inmetro).
  • Ecom Z710-Ex Tablet : Zone 2 (ATEX certified) tablet, the world's first ATEX certified Android Tablet permitting use of Apps in hazardous areas


Mobile Communications For Hazardous Areas (Phones)

Ecom Hazardous Area Mobile Phone Ex Handy 08 ATEX

Ecom Ex-Handy 08 mobile phone with ATEX certification for Zone 1 hazardous areas - 3G-enabled mobile phone, high performance for hazardous area communications. As with the Ecom Ex-Handy 07, the Ecom Ex-Handy-08 ATEX hazardous area mobile phone combines 5 devices in one with an integrated LED flash/torch, walkie-talkie (PTT) and a camera/video option. 

Ecom Ex-Handy-08 Mobile Phone Features

  • Cell Phone
  • Lone Worker Protection
  • Camera With Video Function
  • LED-Flashlight
  • Walkie-Talkie - Push-to-Talk

Meaning of the ATEX Hazardous Area Zone Classification

  • Zone 0/20: Danger is always present, for a long time or frequently
  • Zone 1/21: Danger is occasionally present
  • Zone 2/22: Danger is seldom present or present for a short time

T&D are Global Distributors of Hazardous Area Equipment including ATEX, IECEx, INMETRO & GOST Certified products

Hazardous Area Certified Electrical Equipment - ATEX IECEx GOST Inmetro NEC CSA

Video: Ecom Instruments - Hazardous Area ATEX Phones, Laptops, Radios, Headsets, Handhelds & Tablets 

Webinar : Ecom Instruments - Mobile Computing Solutions For Hazardous Areas - the webinar introduces Ecom and the basics of explosion protection and discusses the significant benefits which can be achieved by deploying mobile computing solutions in hazardous areas.

YouTube Playlist : Ecom Instruments - Mobile Phones, Laptops & Tablets (PDA's) For Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Areas


Ecom Instruments - Hazardous Area ATEX Phones, Laptops, Radios, Headsets, Handhelds & Tablets


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