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Extech brings i.safe Mobile to sub-Saharan market-

September 2018 IS & Ex

Extech Safety Systems has partnered with GoRugged to distribute i.safe Mobile products in sub-Saharan Africa. The IS520.1 is an industrial smartphone with current technology for use in Zone 1/21. It combines modern design and the latest mobile technology with the robustness of an industrial product. The IS910.1 is a tablet device with an 8” screen for use in zones 1/21. Key features for both ranges include: Android 7.1, 4G (LTE), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, near field communication, capacitive touchscreen, two cameras (8 MP rear camera with autofocus and 2 MP front camera, MicroSD-card slot up to 32 GB and quick charge functionality. As options, lone worker protection and push-to-talk functionality can be provided.

For almost 30 years, South Africa-based Extech has been providing instrumentation, especially intrinsic safety, for hazardous area operations in southern Africa. “Extech Safety Systems is now proud to announce that it is an authorised reseller for i.safe Mobile in sub-Saharan Africa,” said company sales director, Gary Friend. “The i.safe Mobile products complement our existing hazardous area instrumentation and industrial networking ranges, offering a comprehensive solution for industrial applications.”

As sole agents for MTL, Beka Associates, Extronics, MercuryHMI and authorised reseller for AEGEx, CorDEX, i.safe Mobile and XPlore Technologies in southern Africa, Extech Safety Systems can assist with the following applications: IS Zener barriers and galvanic isolators, HART and other fieldbus interfaces, industrial security, wireless networks, visualisation, IS and flameproof cameras, smartphones and tablets, hazardous area Exd access points for zone 1, hazardous area CCTV cameras for Group I & II, hazardous area barcode scanners, RFID tracking, surge protection, process alarm equipment, and hazardous area access control systems.

For more information contact Gary Friend, Extech Safety Systems, +27 11 791 6000, sales@extech.co.za, www.extech.co.za



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