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Intermec partners with ecom instruments to deliver solutions for hazardous environments

Intermec and ecom instruments, a manufacturer of intrinsically safe mobile solutions, are partnering to develop an explosion-protected mobile computer product for key markets requiring computing solutions for hazardous environments in 2012.

“This partnership between Intermec and ecom will give significant benefits to the Australian and New Zealand markets,” said Tony Repaci, Intermec’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.

“We have some of the most challenging needs in our mining, logistics and industrial sectors, and the partnership will bring a solution that will define a new industry standard.”

The relationship will leverage Intermec’s rugged mobile computer experience and ecom’s competence in developing portable intrinsically safe devices to bring to market solutions that are approved for use in hazardous areas.

ecom’s technology ensures worldwide certifications for use in explosive atmospheres, ranging from refineries, chemical plants, mining operations and pharmaceuticals, among others.

Intermec and ecom will address market demand for innovative mobile computing solutions that can withstand the rigors of use within the most hazardous environments.

"Operational pressures are continually impacting technology buying cycles for hazardous areas as businesses are looking for not only ruggedness and intrinsic safety, but a total mobile solution that enables them to perform efficiently in mission-critical environments," said Rolf Nied, president, ecom instruments.

“We continue to see strong demand for specialised mobile computers and communications solutions certified for use in hazardous environments with explosive atmospheres. ecom instrument’s expertise in hazardous environments combined with Intermec’s leading rugged handheld solutions represent a strong partnership to address this critical opportunity,” according to David Krebs, VP Mobile & Wireless at VDC Research.

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