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Hazardous area tablet based on Samsung GALAXY Tab Active

Posted: 30 Mar 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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ecom Instruments has unveiled what it flaunts as the world's first Android 4.4 tablet series Tab-Ex 01 that promises to streamline job tasks and improve safety in potentially hazardous or explosive work areas. With this rugged tablet, workers can do away with printing and carrying paper forms, documents, drawings and diagrams out into the field.

Electronic versions can be instantly available on the Tab-Ex screen that is large enough to read (even in direct sunlight), yet also portable for field work. It also offers efficient updates and electronic sign-off management, affording time-savings and task-reduction to the user, ecom indicated.

Tab-Ex 01

Similarly, "how to" videos can now be viewed directly in the field to guide the user through a difficult or unfamiliar task, preventing user error that may result in unplanned downtime. 3D imaging and augmented reality systems can also be used safely in the field to further aid the technician unfamiliar with an area of the site or a specific item of equipment. This way the remote expert is only one stone's throw away, stated the company.

Forms that are typically too large for a PDA or smartphone, can be displayed on Tab-Ex without the need for continuous scrolling, and can also be done in a large-text format, offering easier readability.

Complex analysis and trending charts such as those used for Condition Monitoring and Vibration Analysis become much easier to view on the larger screen, further supporting Operator Driven Reliability programmes: Built-in cameras and full range of wireless capability allowing equipment defects to be captured as inspection and maintenance work is executed, and instantly visible to those who need to diagnose the issue and determine the follow-on actions.

And, the need for team leaders to be notified of plant changes from plant automation systems or drilling systems, with the ability to remotely view (and interact with) real-time schematics, now becomes possible.


The latest Bluetooth standards are also supported by Tab-Ex, allowing real-time connectivity to both Bluetooth SmartReady Low Energy 4.0 (BLE) devices as they are introduced to the market, as well as older legacy Bluetooth devices.

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