Pepperl+Fuchs ecom, manufacturer of mobile devices rated for hazardous areas, introduces a new mobile device for frontline workers in Division 2 areas – the Ex-Cover Pro D2. Building on the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro, the Ex-Cover Pro D2 is certified for use in potentially volatile settings and is designed to help those in oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries work faster and more efficiently while staying safe. It offers durability with integrated features like Samsung Knox customization and management capabilities, push-to-talk, barcode scanning and more to help users streamline workflows.
The Ex-Cover Pro D2 is specifically designed for hazardous work environments where collaboration, productivity, data security and employee safety are paramount. The device’s IP68 rating means it can handle dust, dirt, sand and water. It can withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters without a case and its MIL-STD 810G certification makes it reliable in extreme altitudes, humidity and other severe environmental conditions, according to the company.
The rugged and thoughtfully designed Ex-Cover Pro features a 6.3” edge-to-edge display with Gorilla Glass 5 to deliver a heavy-duty, high-quality viewing experience. Glove mode offers enhanced touch capabilities with gloves and in wet conditions. Ex-Cover Pro D2 comes with the latest Android 10 operating system and Samsung One UI 2.0 user interface, ensuring intuitive operation. Long battery life reportedly provides 14+ hours of power. When out servicing a long route, field personnel can replace the battery with a spare to keep the phone going for as long as they need it.
The Ex-Cover Pro features push-to-talk and walkie talkie integrations with platforms like Microsoft Teams, enabling workers to be productive outside the office and in tougher environments. The Ex-Cover Pro D2 can be set up and customized to suit the needs of any Division 2 industry, according to the company. The multi-purpose device is NFC-ready with enhanced security and reliability features from TEEgris. The Ex-Cover Pro D2 comes as an unlocked device and is compatible with AT&T and Verizon in the USA, as well as with Bell and Telus in Canada.