BARTEC PIXAVI's intrinsically safe smartphone depends on u-blox industrial 3G module

Impact X ruggedized smartphone designed for extreme and hazardous environments

Thalwil, Switzerland / Stavanger, Norway, (PresseBox) - BARTEC PIXAVI, a leading manufacturer of award-winning mobile devices designed for use in hazardous or explosive environments such as oil platforms, mines and chemical plants, have recently launched their new "Impact X intrinsically safe smartphone". The smartphone is based on u-blox' rugged 3G cellular module technology especially designed for devices used in tough industrial and outdoor environments.

"BARTEC PIXAVI is the worldwide leader in ruggedized mobile devices used by professionals working in the gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing industries," said Christian Rokseth, CEO of 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' cellular module technology because of its industry-leading performance, excellent environmental tolerance and reliability."

The Impact X is CSA Class 1, Zone 1, IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 certified, explosion proof, waterproof and extremely ruggedized. At the heart of the Impact X is u-blox' professional-grade LISA-U230 6-band 3G cellular module with 2G fallback capability.

"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 uâ€'blox sales 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."

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

Click here for a high-resolution photo of the Impact X smartphone.
Click here for a high-resolution photo of the u-blox LISA-U230 module.

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BARTEC PIXAVI is based in Stavanger, Norway and world leading within Ex and ATEX certified communication products, mobile devices, and wireless infrastructure. BARTEC PIXAVI is part of the BARTEC Group, the world market leader in explosion protection, based in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

u-blox AG

Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

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