Mobile Solutions Provider to Demo Intrinsically Safe Tablets at Houston Event
ATLANTA, GA—(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Aegex Technologies, LLC, a developer of intrinsically safe mobile communications solutions, is to be a featured sponsor of the Energy Conference Network’s IoT in Oil & Gas summit in Houston, Texas, Sept. 16-17, 2015.
Microsoft Corp. is the lead sponsor of the conference that focuses on the application of the Industrial Internet-of-Things hardware, software, communication and integration solutions, combined with predictive analytics from advanced technologies such as machine learning. Together, these capabilities are bringing more efficient processes, greater connectivity and, ultimately, enhanced productivity and security to the oil and gas sector.
During the conference, Aegex plans to showcase its industrial tablet as an integral IoT tool for oil and gas companies. The Windows-based tablets, which are intrinsically safe, or incapable of producing a spark sufficient to ignite an explosion, will be used for attendee registration at the event.
Purpose-built for hazardous location environments such as oil and gas operations, Aegex tablets will be universally certified for C1D1, ATEX Zone 1, and IECEx Zone 1 HazLoc areas. Unlike traditional communications devices that carry a risk of igniting a spark, the 10.1-inch Aegex tablets can be deployed in multiple zones of hazardous locations in the oil and gas industry, where high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or dusts are present.
At the Houston conference, Aegex will demonstrate how its intrinsically safe tablets, which can be customized with industry-specific applications and accessories, are changing the ways oil and gas companies communicate throughout their hazardous location operations.
Aegex’s relationship with Microsoft allows its devices to feature the Windows 10 operating system, making the tablets the first of their kind to also be universally certified for use in the world’s most hazardous environments.
“We are looking forward to showcasing our intrinsically safe solutions for the oil and gas industry,” said Kevin Smith, director of Business Development and Applications for Aegex. “Our relationship with Microsoft is invaluable to our customers in this sector who want an enterprise-grade solution that is also safe to use in their HazLoc operations.”
“The hazardous environment industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and mining, have long awaited the release of an intrinsically safe tablet capable of running enterprise-grade engineering and business applications, as well as fit-for-purpose field operator applications,” said Egbert Schröer, Worldwide Managing Director for Microsoft’s Process Manufacturing and Resources Industry. “This is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to creating more personal computing, reinventing productivity and business process, all of which are enabled by the intelligent cloud platform. We are delighted to be working with Aegex and industry leaders in driving Operations Excellence with these pivotal devices and the Azure IoT Platform, by transforming field operations to deliver greater safety, reliability, productivity and profitability.”
The Aegex 10 Intrinsically Safe tablet is customizable for any team member in a hazardous location operation, from personnel in the most explosive zones to their managers who are off-site. In addition to running enterprise programs such as Microsoft Office and Outlook, customers can select task-specific applications and accessories from the Aegex portfolio to tailor the tablets for their particular workforce needs.
The Aegex 10 Intrinsically Safe tablet is part of a uniform platform that forms an operation-wide mobile communications solution for workforces in hazardous locations.
For more information about Aegex and Microsoft’s participation in the IoT in Oil & Gas conference, visit http://energyconferencenetwork.com/iot-in-oil-and-gas-conference/sponsors-2/
About Aegex Technologies, LLC
Aegex Technologies provides intrinsically safe mobile communications solutions for hazardous locations in the oil and gas, chemical, public safety and utilities markets. Aegex’s unified mobile platform enables enterprises to customize our Windows 10 intrinsically safe 10.1-inch tablets with enterprise-class software and industry-specific applications to meet the mobility needs of all personnel in multiple zones of hazardous locations.