BARTEC Partners with Winmate to Innovate the HazLoc Market with Advanced Technology

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The partnership will introduce mobile technologies to improve safety, efficiency and compliance in the hazardous locations market

Explosion-Proof Mobility Solution for HazLoc

“By joining forces and harnessing our respective strengths, BARTEC and Winmate will lead the introduction of explosion-proof designed and certified enterprise mobility solutions,” said Marcus Eisenhuth, Co-CEO of BARTEC.

Winmate, a trusted global leader in developing advanced rugged mobile technologies, and BARTEC, the world’s leading provider of industrial safety technology, announced a partnership to accelerate the introduction of mobile enterprise solutions in the hazardous locations (HazLoc) market.

Through the partnership, BARTEC and Winmate will leverage their respective strengths to bring innovation to the HazLoc market. BARTEC’s more than 40 years’ expertise in safety requirements for the HazLoc market and Winmate’s design capabilities will revolutionize enterprise mobility applications in Ex areas. This will allow those operating in highly challenging environments the ability to make a seamless transition to a paperless system, streamline efficiencies, improve safety and awareness, and ensure compliance and safety standards are adhered to.

“BARTEC is a company that is well known and trusted name within the HazLoc market. For more than 40 years, BARTEC has been delivering the highest-quality explosion protection solutions to some of the world’s most hazardous environments,” said Khalid Kidari, Vice President of Winmate. “Together we will be able to offer the latest technology for enterprise mobility applications.”

“By joining forces and harnessing our respective strengths, BARTEC and Winmate will lead the introduction of explosion-proof designed and certified enterprise mobility solutions,” said Marcus Eisenhuth, Co-CEO of BARTEC. “This will enable safe operations in the HazLoc market, which has traditionally relied on clipboard- and paper-based systems to maintain safety and compliance records.”

The partnership has already resulted in the release of a Class 1, Division 2/ATEX Zone 2, 4G/LTE multi-carriers certified Windows platform-based industry tablet PC. A much anticipated Class 1 Division 1/ATEX Zone 1 will follow later in 2016. Android-based industry tablet Lumen X7 and mobile PDA Lumen X4 have been also launched. The new product line offers maximum data collection capabilities with both RFID and barcode options as well as HART Communication.

About Winmate
Founded in 1996, Winmate INC. is a Taiwan-based company and a global leader in developing advanced rugged mobile technologies for a variety of industries including transportation and logistics, supply chain, field service, warehouse, retail, and healthcare. The company specializes in research and development, and engineering and manufacturing to provide custom and enterprise-ready solutions. With offices in Irvine, Atlanta, Toronto, and China, Winmate services customers throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.winmate-rugged.com.

About BARTEC
For more than 40 years the BARTEC brand has been synonymous with safety in areas subject to explosion hazards. The international customers of the leading global provider of explosion protection mainly include companies from the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and from the field of energy. In the context of the strategic further development of the group, the focus is on the key areas of innovation and globalization: The goal of the "BARTEC goes mobile" strategy is to release a wide range of explosion-proof tablets, smartphones and cameras as well as the associated software integration in order to provide the best possible service to the future market of mobile solutions for use in hazardous areas. In addition, BARTEC is focusing on consistent internationalization and on the systematic expansion of its global network including production sites, sales units and representatives in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.bartec.de.

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