The Tab-Ex® 03 tablet from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments is the third generation of Samsung devices in variants for industrial use in harsh environments. From November 2022 on, the Tab-Ex® 03 will be available in the DZ1 variant for use in ATEX/IECEx zone 1/21. Thus, it is suitable for use in areas where an explosive atmosphere may arise from a mixture of air with flammable substances. After the Tab-Ex® 03 was already introduced at the beginning of the year in the variants DZ2 (for ATEX zone 2/22 & Division 2) and D2 (for Division 2), ECOM Instruments completes its latest generation of tablets and thus consistently continues the success story of the 8-inch Tab-Ex® series.
Wherever flammable substances are manufactured, processed, transported or stored, safety plays a particularly important role. The demand for intrinsically safe mobile devices is growing steadily with increasing digitalization - the threshold to the hazardous area should not be an obstacle to digitalization. In line with these requirements, the Tab-Ex® 03 tablet, which is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3, offers state-of-the-art technology for hazardous areas. It works with Android 12 and an update guarantee, Samsung Knox ensures high data and device security. The Samsung DeX feature supports a quick switch from mobile to desktop use by connecting the tablet to an external monitor to use a desktop-like user interface. In addition, the tablet offers larger RAM and external storage than previous models.
The Tab-Ex® 03 DZ1 delivers industry-leading performance in mobile devices for hazardous locations. It is easy to operate with gloves or the S Pen stylus. The wide range of functions and suitable peripherals for industrial use make the Tab-Ex® 03 DZ1 the perfect companion for a modern mobile worker. Digital products and services such as automated pre-configuration, comprehensive mobile device management and device analytics from ECOM Instruments complete the multifaceted solution: The tablet can be easily configured, managed and updated at any time - even over-the-air. This means that the Tab-Ex® 03 DZ1 can be fully adapted to individual requirements and challenges and offers optimum support in everyday work.
More efficiency and security for mobile workers
ACompared to the previous version in international use, the third-generation tablet offers enhanced data and device security, for example through the latest Samsung Knox Enterprise Edition. It offers full support for all functions such as mobile login, configuration, management and E-FOTA (Enterprise Firmware-Over-The-Air). This ensures basic protection against malware and data protection hacks.
In Tab-Ex® 03, mobile workers get a tablet with the latest specifications, which saves a lot of time and expense in their daily work. For photo and video recording, the device is equipped with a 13 megapixels camera with autofocus and LED flash on the back and a 5 megapixels camera on the front. The tablet is also optionally available without a camera.
Thanks to the integrated Google ARCore, the tablet is designed for comprehensive augmented reality applications, e. g. scanning of the environment or the identification of objects – for digital plant management or predictive maintenance of components. Digital workflows ensure high process and product quality and minimize risks in the production.
For power supply and data transfer, the Tab-Ex® is equipped with a USB-C port. The battery with a capacity of 5,050 mAh ensures flawless operation and a long operating time with a runtime of up to 11 hours. The Tab-Ex® 03 DZ1 is also equipped with an individually programmable button, for example for an alarm, emergency calls or push-to-talk (PTT).