Pepperl+Fuchs Supplements the Tab-Ex® Family of Hazardous Area Tablets with the Tab-Ex® 04 Pro DZ2 and D2

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As Pepperl+Fuchs, a pioneer in hazardous area mobile devices, announces the expansion of its groundbreaking Tab-Ex® tablet series with the Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2. Based on the rugged Samsung Galaxy TabActive4 Pro, the tablet features a brighter, 480 nit 10” touch screen paired with the latest hardware and connectivity options. Combining high performance with innovative applications such as augmented reality, the new device also provides users with a unique desktop-like experience outside of the field, thanks to DeX Mode.

The Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 is ideally suited for IIoT-capable applications and simplifies data exchange with SCADA / DCS systems, enterprise resource planning systems, project management systems, and computer-aided system planning. Even with its large 10” screen, the new tablet is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of tasks such as inventory, material tracking, maintenance, and supply chain and asset management. In addition, documents and templates can be viewed on the tablet’s 10-inch display, increasing process efficiency.

More Computing Power for Complex Applications

The Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 runs on a high-performance Android 13 operating system, featuring a powerful Qualcomm SM7325-2-AB Octa-Core 4x 2.4 GHz + 4x 1.8 GHz processor with up to 6GB of RAM, depending on the model. This improved hardware is capable of supporting complex augmented reality applications. The software delivers all the underlying, existing data directly to the user in real time, while also making it shareable on the company network. Augmented reality provides more transparency and helps make processes safer and faster—from planning to operation and maintenance.

The Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 also boasts 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity for increased data connectivity speeds, ensuring seamless access to all information. It also features high-speed access to detailed master and repair data and other operational data, as well as connectivity that enables employees, experts, teams, and project groups to collaborate quickly and in real time.

Tablet as a Desktop Alternative

With Samsung DeX Mode, users can connect to workstations or larger monitors and work on the go with one easily portable device. Everyday projects and activities in the field can be brought to life on the big screen by connecting the Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 to a monitor using a multiport connector and turning the tablet into a desktop PC. This allows videos, graphics, documents and classic Office applications to be viewed more closely on a larger screen. From the office to the shop floor, tasks such as retrieving equipment data, checking inventory, resource planning, and schematics can be done seamlessly anywhere. Additionally, costs can be reduced significantly, since there is no more need for office computers, effectively eliminating their management and support.

Rugged Connectivity Opens up New Opportunities

Whether in the oil and gas industry, refineries, chemical plants, the pharmaceutical industry, or along the hydrogen value chain — there are virtually no limits on the uses for industrial tablets. The Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 is dust and water resistant due to degree of protection (IP68) and meets the MIL-STD-810H standard, which means it is shock and vibration resistant. In addition, the tablet carries NEC/CEC Class I, Div. 2 certifications and FCC/IC compliance test approvals. It is also tested and compatible with the networks of manifold mobile service providers.

Pepperl+Fuchs Supplements the Tab-Ex® Family of Hazardous Area Tablets with the Tab-Ex® 04 Pro DZ2 and D2

Strong Partners for Any Task

With Pepperl+Fuchs as an umbrella brand, customers benefit from a complete portfolio of hazardous area equipment. After all, Pepperl+Fuchs with its subsidiary ECOM Instruments has pioneered the world’s first intrinsically safe GSM mobile phone 30 years ago, as well as the world’s first intrinsically safe PDA 25 years ago. Mobile devices, HMI solutions, a variety of process related equipment, and sensors fit together perfectly for a wide range of offerings for your automation and digitalization needs. In addition, the Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 is part of the Pepperl+Fuchs interlinked, hazardous area mobile worker concept, which includes smartphones, tablets, peripherals, and software applications. Mobile users can integrate additional Tab-Ex solution packages from a single source, such as Pepperl+Fuchs data capture, measurement and monitoring devices, headsets, AutoID, and Bluetooth beacons for tracking.

Designed in cooperation with Samsung, the Tab-Ex 04 Pro DZ2 / D2 offers a long product life cycle, state-of-the-art technology, reliability (TCO), and security thanks to Samsung Knox.

Additionally, in 2023 Pepperl+Fuchs confirmed its consultancy and support services by achieving Silver Partner status in the Android Enterprise Partner Program. Customers can be assured that not only Pepperl+Fuchs devices have achieved the Android Enterprise Recommended certification, but also that the consulting staff has been trained and certified accordingly. This means that Pepperl+Fuchs meets the highest requirements Google has set for use in the industrial sector and enterprise environments.

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