Introducing the Impact X 4G LTE Intrinsically Safe Smartphone for Use in Hazardous Areas

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The BARTEC PIXAVI Impact X Intrinsically Safe Smartphone has today been updated with both the latest security patches, increased RAM size (2GB), improved low light camera performance as well as support for 4G LTE networks.

The Impact X is the slimmest, lightest and most user-friendly device on the market.

The Impact X is the slimmest, lightest and most user-friendly device on the market. Uniquely, it has been the most frequently updated devices, supporting the latest Android software security patches as OTA (over the air) updates available to all users. Additionally, all users get access to the latest security patches every month, which makes it amongst the most secure smartphones ever made, both in terms of hardware and software.

Customers show an increasing interest in software compatibility and the availability of the latest security patches. In fact, today most multinational O&G operators require a minimum of Android 5.1.1 or newer in their corporate networks. This fits well with BARTEC PIXAVI’s strategy to support updates and security patches to devices in the field. Further upgrades to Android Nougat 7.1.2 will also be available as a free software update soon.

The device allows for innovative use of smart technology in hazardous areas. Combined with smart software for inspection, maintenance, data collection, video and image capture it opens up for more efficient and safe operation. With 4G LTE connectivity, users can enjoy faster data connectivity that opens for even more use cases. The device has been tested in most carrier networks around the world. The device is unlocked and supports any MicroSIM-card. The device comes in an US and EU versions, supporting the following frequencies respectively: 4G/LTE/3G/HSPA+/2G. US bands: 2, 4, 5, 7, 17, EU bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20.

The Impact X is today used in the O&G, Shipping, Mining, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. With both IECEx & ATEX Zone 1 as well as CSA Class 1 Zone 1 certification, the smartphone is versatile and allowed in the most hazardous areas around the world. Combined with quality accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, covers and screen protectors for increased protection, and straps for dropped object safety it is the ideal tool for mobile workers in any industry.

The Impact X 4G LTE fits well with recent industry trends. 4G LTE networks are being built both onshore and offshore around the world, and access to these networks opens up for digitalization and improved workflow. The Impact X 4G LTE device is showcased at the BARTEC stand in Hall B Stand 2514 during Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger, Norway this week.

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