Impact X ruggedized smartphone designed for extreme and hazardous environments.
BARTEC PIXAVI, a leading manufacturer of award-winning mobile devices designed for use in hazardous or explosive environments such as oil platforms, mines and chemical plants, have recently launched their new “Impact X intrinsically safe smartphone”. The smartphone is based on u-blox’ rugged 3G cellular module technology especially designed for devices used in tough industrial and outdoor environments.
Christian Rokseth, CEO of BARTEC PIXAVI, said:
“BARTEC PIXAVI is the worldwide leader in ruggedized mobile devices used by professionals working in the gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing industries.”
“Our Impact X smartphone is designed with the most robust, reliable and safe components available to ensure security and provide reliable connectivity to workers in potentially dangerous locations. We chose u-blox’ cellular module technology because of its industry-leading performance, excellent environmental tolerance and reliability.”
The Impact X is CSA Class 1, Zone 1, IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 certified, explosion proof, waterproof and extremely ruggedized. At the heart of the Impact X is u-blox’ professional-grade LISA-U230 6-band 3G cellular module with 2G fallback capability.
“The Impact X is an excellent example of a high-performance mobile device that demands performance well beyond what is provided by standard mobile phones”, said Armin Boeshenz, General Manager of u blox sales EMEA.
“We are extremely pleased to be a key module supplier to demanding customers such as BARTEC PIXAVI as proof of our industry-leading quality and reliability.”
u-blox LISA-U2 modules are suited for networks worldwide. Features include data-rates of up to 21.1 Mb/s (downlink), a rich set of internet protocols, very small footprint, very low power consumption and extended operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. LISA modules also provide fully integrated access to u-blox GNSS receivers to enable advanced location-aware applications. Antenna diversity permits LISA-U2 modules to provide the highest data speeds.