Normal Android smartphones aren’t ideal for every environment where people work and play. A new smartphone from a firm called Pixavi has been announced and the device is called the Impact X. The Impact X is an intrinsically safe Android device that is designed to be used in explosive and hazardous areas.
The Impact X is certified according to IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 requirements. The phone has 3G connectivity and WiFi built-in and is designed to deliver rich connectivity in hazardous environments. Remote diagnostic, inspection, and maintenance apps are built into the phone.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system and the chassis of the device is machined from aluminum for durability. The 4.3-inch screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is designed to be readable in direct sunlight.
An IP68 rating for the device means that it can be submerged in water and still work. A 2mm thick sheet of Gorilla glass covers the 4.3-inch screen. Bluetooth 4.0 is integrated and the phone also has GPS and the screen is designed to work while the user is wearing gloves. Power comes from a 3 Ah battery good for 8 hours of talk. The phone measures 150mm x 65mm x 12mm and weighs 200g.