25 Jun 2024

International partnership announced

Martin Beltrop, Head of Industrial Devices Nokia

i.safe MOBILE, a market leader for explosion-proof mobile devices and solutions, and Nokia have announced an international partnership.

The companies say the intrinsically safe industry 5G-smartphone IS540.x from i.safe MOBILE will be incorporated into the market leading Nokia end-to-end platform for industrial digitalisation along with Nokia Private Wireless and edge applications.

Nokia says it provides network infrastructure, devices and solutions that connect people and machines to enable the digital transformation of industries. In hazardous areas, it is vital that workers are connected using devices that are Ex certified.  As a result of this international partnership, Nokia says it will extend its Industrial device portfolio with i.safe MOBILE’s products to support the connectivity needs of organisations including those in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mining sectors.

The 5G smartphone for ATEX and IECEx zone 1/21, the IS540.1, and the IS540.2 for Zone 2/22 have both been recognised with the prestigious Red Dot award for product design, and are now part of the Nokia end-to-end solution for private wireless infrastructures.

Nokia offers 5G industrial devices deployed over Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) in a subscription-based ‘as-a-Service’ (aaS) model. Application bundles include Nokia Industrial device management, which allows administrators to remotely manage devices and apply group policies to scale management of devices to their entire fleet, Nokia Team Comms and Nokia Network Digital Twin. Moving forward, Nokia will continue to add more types of devices to the managed aaS model.

The IS540.x offers best-in-class performance and is compatible with most global LTE / 5G bands. The 5G industry smartphone enables powerful AI and computing functions, while the 48 MP main camera offers the highest image quality. The IS540.x is certified according to IP68, MIL-STD 810H, international Ex and mining standards. Android Enterprise Recommendation guarantees compatibility with other recommended products and services like MDM systems to manage the fleet of devices. The zero-touch rollout option to integrate communication devices automatically into MDM systems facilitates device setup for IT departments.

Martin Haaf, CEO of i.safe MOBILE, says: “We are pleased to support Nokia with our latest 5G developments thanks to our decades of expertise in the field of explosion-proof mobile devices.  The combination of our devices with Nokia solutions offers companies a great added value on their digitalisation journey.”

Martin Beltrop, Head of Industrial Devices, Nokia Enterprise Campus Edge Solutions, (pictured) says: “For Nokia, it is essential that we can provide our customers with reliable EX-protected devices as part of our end-to-end, Nokia one platform for industrial digitalisation. They rely on us to equip their workers with high quality, widely certified handhelds to work safely in hazardous environments. By partnering with i.safe MOBILE, the undisputed leader in this field, we can offer certified phones as part of our worldwide digital platform.”

Company info: Nokia