3G cellular module used in explosion proof phone

11th December 2014
Source: u-blox
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
3G cellular module used in explosion proof phone

BARTEC PIXAVI has selected u-blox’s LISA-U230 3G cellular module for use in its Impact X ‘intrinsically safe smartphone’. CSA Class 1, Zone 1, IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 certified, the rugged smartphone is both explosion and waterproof. The LISA-U230 is a 6-band 3G cellular module, with a 2G fall back capability, that is designed for devices used in tough industrial and outdoor environments.

u-blox’s LISA-U2 modules are suited for networks worldwide. Features include data-rates of up to 21.1Mb/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.

“BARTEC PIXAVI is the worldwide leader in ruggedised mobile devices used by professionals working in the gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing industries,” said Christian Rokseth, Chief Executive Officer, BARTEC PIXAVI, “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’s cellular module technology because of its industry-leading performance, excellent environmental tolerance and reliability.”

“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 Sales, u blox 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.”


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