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i.safe MOBILE presents the IS540.1, the world's first explosion-proof 5G smartphone for highly complex industrial…

Industrial smartphone for ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21 with high-performance chipset from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.6-inchdisplay, 48 MP camera, PTT functionality and amplified speaker system

 

6054DDDB 7399 4A88 9670 208BB1471ACBWith the introduction of the IS540.1 smartphone from i.safe MOBILE, the global innovation leader in explosion-proof mobile devices and solutions, a new era for explosion-proof mobile communication solutions begins. The IS540.1 is the world's first ATEX and IECEx Zone 1/21 approved smartphone with widely supported 5G frequency bands and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. The Qualcomm® QCM6490 gives IS540.1 users a future-proof mobile device with robust 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, advanced camera quality and multimedia capabilities. The high-performance chipset has powerful AI and compute capabilities that can process demanding applications without compromising power efficiency.  Further special features in the technical equipment are the 48 MP main camera for highest image quality. The amplified loudspeaker guarantees clear and secure communication even in noisy industrial environments – not only in PoC/PTT applications. The updatable, up-to-date operating system Android 12 guarantees – in conjunction with the high-quality processor – fast data processing for the most demanding requirements in the industrial environment (predictive maintenance, communication, security). The IS540.1 scores with its 16-pin ISM interface, which offers connection to accessories such as the IS-TH2xx.1 (barcode scanner) or the IS-HS2.1 (audio accessories) and also with standards such as NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6.

 

5G smartphone for use in potentially explosive hazardous atmospheres

The new IS540.1 from i.safe MOBILE supports the 5G standard, which is used, for example, in company-internal campus networks (stand-alone networks). Among other things, the 5G standard facilitates the integration and consolidation of complex workflows, communication and networking between employees, machines and processes. Maintenance, remote monitoring and the evaluation of process data are playing an increasingly important role in the industrial environment and require prompt, fast data transmission and processing. In the 5G network, these can be transmitted multiple times faster than what was previously available on 4G networks. The IS540.1 fully supports this technological advance.

  • The powerful Qualcomm QCM6490 8-core processor
  • A 6-inch Full HD display (1080 x 2160 pixels) with Gorilla Glass®/6th generation

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  • The 48 MP Camera / 5 MP front camera
  • Android 12 
  • Amplified speakers 
  • Extensive frequency bands
  • 4400 mAh battery (replaceable)
  • 16-pin ISM interface (e.g. for PoC/PTT)
  • Programmable side button (e.g. for PoC/PTT)
  • Programmable red button (e.g. for lone worker protection/SOS)

 

Detailed technical information about the product and the data sheet can be found here.

The IS540.1 will be available soon.

http://www.isafe-mobile.com/

 

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Case study: Making safety culture visible at T5 with Scafftag

 

How to ensure shared information on the status of the scaffold is instantly available to all employees from all parties involved in a challenging T5 project? Read the full story!

No question, the scale of the T5 project is impressive and challenging. 16 major projects and 147 sub-projects make it one of the most talked about developments in the industry. But it is not only the size of the project that has attracted so much attention. The innovative approaches to safety employed have hit the headlines too.

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BAA, which owns six other major UK airports as well as Heathrow, has focused on creating a proactive safety culture across all operations. This culture is intently participative rather than prescriptive. In 2000, BAA launched its renowned “One in a Million campaign to set a challenging target for the reduction of reportable injuries. As the name suggests, the campaign involves an ongoing benchmark target of only one reportable accident per million hours worked.

As an addition at T5, it has introduced its “Incident and Injury Free (IIF) programme. The idea of IIF is to make everyone on site responsible for safety - not only their own, but their colleagues. safety too.

The ultimate objective is to create an incident free site. Achieving this culture requires a strong degree of partnership amongst suppliers working on the project.

Specified Scafftag Systems

BAA already uses a custom designed Towertag system for managing its mobile towers on all other Heathrow terminals and its other airports. However, due to the scale of the project and number of contractors involved, an even wider range of Scafftag systems is in operation on T5.

Scafftag used by all contractors

The Scafftag scaffold tagging system has been specified by the T5 project team to be used by all contractors operating the vast structures which are in place. This helps to ensure shared information on the status of the scaffold is instantly available to all employees from all parties. It means that individuals are empowered to make informed decisions about the safety of the structure. This reinforces the culture of everybody taking ownership for safety. 056BB423-C03A-4600-B9D3-82C3012C9FFB.jpeg

Safetrak improves efficiency

The Safetrak system has also been adopted at T5 to move all scaffold inspection processes into a paperless, automated format. Inspection information is electronically transferred between the equipment tagging systems and handheld computers using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The information is then synchronised and centralised by the Safetrak software.

Microtag adds protection

Beyond scaffolding, the Microtag system has also been specified to all T5 contractors to help control HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome). A Microtag® is attached to portable tools subject to HAVS in order to indicate the maximum daily usage time and provide clear, up to date details of inspections.

The Microtag system is waterproof and ensures maximum durability in outdoor industrial environments. D22E73DF-DB73-4F93-A915-472C9D93DCA1.jpeg

Results that speak for themselves

BAA has invested major resources into safety on the T5 project. This has clearly paid off in noticeable results. T5s safety record is four times better than the industry average. Over 70% of the workforce believe that T5 is the safest place theyve ever worked. The statistics go on as Russell Hyam, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for BAA, points out: Through IIF BAA has focused on shaping a positive force at T5 a safe working culture. The visibility of Scafftags systems plays a vital role in supporting this culture.

This probably goes some way to explaining why Scafftag systems have been adopted on some of the other major airports across the globe. These include Dubai International, George Bush Intercontinental (Houston, Texas), Toronto International, Melbourne International and Adelaide.

Find out more about Scafftag tagging systems >>

Scafftag – A Brady Business

customer.services@scafftag.com

Tel 0845 089 4060

www.scafftag.co.uk

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