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World's First Intrinsically Safe Smart Phone/PDA

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

The I-Safe 28 is approved for use in Class 1 , Zone 1 environments in Canada and the USA

The worlds only intrinsically safe smart phone, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry, the I-Safe 28 provides a non-incendive solution for ex-hazardous environments. The I-Safe 28 combines smartphone and Push-to-Talk (PTT) capability along with hyper-accurate GPS in a superior ruggedized handset. Running on Windows Mobile platform allows the use of 50,000 plus unique and powerful business applications, and even the creation of custom functionality while maintaining data and enterprise security. Scalable to include tremendous functionality or restricted to a phone with a few simple icons, it is truly scalable.

As a purpose built solution, the I-Safe 28 carries world-wide certifications for intrinsic safety, which means you can use it in hazardous areas without fear, taking your communications with you where needed. Additionally, if problems arise while in the field, the dedicated Emergency Man-Down button identifies the exact location and position of the affected user and responds as programmed, a great solution for HSE/Lone Worker issues.

Options include RFID for asset tracking and SCADA monitoring systems. Airo devices allow these highly reliable and flexible supervisory systems to function better as the human oversight is integrated and information is fed back into systems with human oversight meaning better decisions, more up-time and inevitably higher profits. As a unique intrinsically safe solution the applications are powerful.


Combines voice, GPS, push-to-talk, web, and enterprise data access in a single rugged handset

Improves ROI by reducing multiple equipment purchases

Thousands of business applications

Optional data capture including bar codes, RFID, smartcards, biometrics, and Zigbee wireless

Global remote management capability

GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Best-in-class GPS capture, 6 second or less time-to-first-fix

High security with 256 AES voice and data encryption

3.2 megapixel intrinsically safe digital camera

320 x 240 pixel TFT display with 16 million colours

QWERTY touchscreen keyboard plus alpha-numeric key pad and dedicated function buttons

Intel XScale PXA27, 640 MHz CPU

Meets MIL STD 810-F/G for drops, shock and vibration

IP67 ingress protection

Rechargeable Li-Ion polymer 3.7V 1960mAh battery

1-year warranty standard, 3-year available

Updated replacement for the Airo A25is