Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced its first certified intrinsically safe model, a special version of the Nautiz X1 compact handheld. The product is being brought to market through a collaboration between Handheld Group and MCS (MINING CONSULTANCY SERVICES PTY LTD), with offices in South Africa, Australia and Russia.
The special INTRINSICALLY SAFE version of the NAUTIZ X1 ultra-rugged handheld will first be introduced to the market in South Africa, where the Ex ia (Zone 0) and Ex ib (Zone 1) certifications have been issued. The international equivalent certifications, IECEx for Zone 0 and Zone 1, are in progress and are expected to be approved later this summer.
The Nautiz X1's IP67 ingress protection rating means it's completely protected against dust and particles, and can withstand immersion in water. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for enduring humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures.