Thanks to the ongoing development toward 5G technology and the use of compatible mobile devices, such as the IS540.1, companies can now digitalize their production facilities and processes further and fully utilize applications, such as remote maintenance, IIoT, and augmented reality — even in explosive gas zones (Ex zones).
The 5G concept offers particular advantages where machines communicate with each other, real-time data transfer rates are high, and latencies must be minimal. This makes 5G a key technology for new automation applications.
The IS540.1 industrial smartphone from i.safe Mobile can be used in hazardous areas involving autonomous driving on campus grounds, platooning (automated column transports on large company premises with 5G campus network), controlling and monitoring mobile robots, near real-time monitoring in process automation, workflow in the control loop and in plant management, logistics management, asset tracking, and site access tracking.
When developing the IS540.1 smartphone, the i.safe research and development team paid special attention to performance, safety, clarity, and usability. Thanks to the high-performance Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset, the smartphone has powerful AI and computing functions, while the 48-megapixel main camera offers high image quality. Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (with 2.4 and 5 GHz support) connectivity enables additional efficiency gains resulting from faster data transmission at higher data rates in industrial communications.
Peripheral devices, such as a wired RSM (IS-HS2.1) for secure PTT/PoC communication, a high-performance barcode scanner (IS-TH2xx.1), or a thermal camera (IS-TC1A.1), can be connected via the 16-pin ISM interface.