The Tab-Ex® 02 is ideally suited for Industry 4.0/IIoT applications.
Twinsburg, OH – The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom, pioneers in hazardous area mobile devices, introduces the successor to its groundbreaking Tab-Ex® tablet series. The Tab-Ex 02, based on the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2. The new tablet combines high performance with innovative applications such as augmented reality. With the Tab-Ex 02, the mobile user can communicate in real-time -- anytime, anywhere -- as well as remotely collect and retrieve data, parameters, and information.
The Tab-Ex 02 is ideally suited for IIoT-capable applications and simplifies data exchange with SCADA / DCS systems, enterprise resource planning systems (SAP, IBM Maximo), project management systems and computer-aided system planning. As a compact lightweight tablet, it is the ideal companion for a wide range of tasks such as inventory, material tracking, maintenance, and supply chain and asset management. The Tab-Ex 02 will be available beginning May 2018 in an ATEX/IECEx Zone 2 / Div. 2 certified industrial version. Certification for ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 / Div. 1 will be available beginning Fall 2018.
More computing power for complex applications
The lightweight and rugged Tab-Ex 02, with a high-performance Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, features a powerful Octa Core processor with 1.6 GHz and 3 GB RAM. This improved hardware allows for such intricate applications as identifying objects in an installation via augmented reality. The software delivers all the underlying, existing data directly into the user's view in real time, while also making it shareable within the company network. Augmented reality provides a greater level of transparency and helps make processes safer and faster – from the planning stage to operation and maintenance.
The Tab-Ex 02 ensures seamless access to all information, including detailed master and repair data, allowing employees, experts, teams and project groups to collaborate quickly and in real time. In addition, documents and templates that are virtually impossible to edit with a smartphone or PDA due to their size can be viewed on the tablet's 8-inch display without scrolling, allowing for increased process efficiency.
Connectivity opens up new opportunities
Video conferencing applications are one of the best examples of how mobile wireless solutions in hazardous areas open up a new way of working. With the Tab-Ex 02's improved 8 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras, damage can be detected and repaired during inspection or maintenance. The on-site employee simply streams video directly from the Ex-area and is remotely supported by experts in the control center. They can provide real-time diagnosis and initiate necessary measures or repairs immediately without wasting valuable time or having to travel to the site.
Various wireless connections (4G LTE, WLAN) are available for real-time communication and the mobile use of apps and video. LTE Cat. 6 (300Mbps) enables technicians everywhere to quickly and easily access the data they need to work on their tasks effectively and efficiently. Even in areas where only WLAN or no network connection is available, the Tab-Ex 02 can be used to avoid costly infrastructure upgrades. The Tab-Ex 02 also supports the latest Bluetooth® technology and enables communication via Bluetooth SmartReady Low Energy 4.2 (BLE) devices as well as those using older Bluetooth versions.
Ready for any task with a comprehensive portfolio and strong partners
With Pepperl+Fuchs as an umbrella brand, customers benefit from a full portfolio of hazardous area equipment. Mobile devices, sensors, and HMI solutions fit together perfectly. In addition, the Tab-Ex 02 is part of ecom's interlocked, explosion-proof mobile worker concept, which includes smartphones, tablets, peripherals and software applications. Mobile users can integrate additional Tab-Ex solution packages from a single source, such as ecom's data capture, measurement and monitoring devices, headsets, AutoID and Bluetooth beacons for tracking.
In addition to worldwide consulting and support services, ecom also relies on a long-standing partner network of globally-leading manufacturing and development partners such as Samsung, IBM, Honeywell and Airbus. The cooperation with Samsung on the Tab-Ex 02 provides customers with increased investment security, a long product lifecycle, state-of-the-art technology, maximum reliability (TCO), and security thanks to Samsung KNOX.
The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom instruments is the world’s leading manufacturer of explosion proof mobile devices. ecom’s wide range of products includes tablets, PDAs, smartphones, and many other devices that have been certified according to the most relevant national and international regulations. As part of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, one of the world's leading companies in explosion protection and sensor technology, customers benefit from a comprehensive product portfolio for the hazardous area.For more information, please visit ecom’s website: www.ecom-ex.com and www.pepperl-fuchs.com.