Hazardous Area Safe Smartphone Launched by Gentay
From Singapore, Gentay Pte Ltd announce the launch of what they claim to be the world’s first Intrinsically Safe Smartphone with ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21 Approval.
They explain that the INNOVATION 2 incorporates Android™ 4.2.1 Jellybean with all the familiar functionality that is in demand by users, including internet access compatibility with Microsoft Exchange, and access to the Android™ Play Store to download apps.
The product also includes a Dual SIM Card, is WiFi enabled, with a capacitive touchscreen and is Dust and Waterproof protected to IP68 standards. In addition, the INNOVATION 2 includes a 5MP Autofocus Camera with Flash and the standard Android features for picture preview, video etc.
Speaking about this new product, Mr Martin Nygate, Director of Gentay said:
“Convergence of technologies is increasingly common in consumer products, and there is a growing demand for devices that can be used in hazardous environments that incorporate all the functionality that we have become familiar with in our day to day workplace, such as a fully integrated smartphone. Tasks undertaken in hazardous areas that require cellular connectivity, email access, the need to take pictures and videos as well as to use applications available on the internet, have often required the use of multiple expensive devices, however, the INNOVATION 2 is a single device that will fulfil all these needs.”
Gentay has been established since 2002 with the purpose of defining and supplying the global Maritime and Oil & Gas industries with products and services that are unique in the market, focused on meeting regulatory requirements whilst reducing operational costs.