BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, a leading provider of data capture and voice solutions for supply chain logistics and manufacturing, has formed a partnership with ecom instruments, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable mobile computing hardware designed to be used in hazardous areas.
The move will allow BEC to further expand its product portfolio to bring cutting edge technology to hazardous areas, enabling market-leading companies to boost efficiency during their everyday operations.
Operating since 1986, ecom has manufactured handheld electronic equipment designed to help workers communicate and collaborate more effectively. Over the years, it has achieved a number of industry firsts for hazardous areas, including the world’s first 4G/LTD Android 4.4-based intrinsically safe smartphone, as well as the world’s first Zone 1 tablet computer.
Tony Hampson, managing director at BEC, comments “ecom’s range of devices are being used all around the world in oil and gas refineries, chemical plants and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities to help significantly cut down on paperwork, enabling engineer and operators to complete work faster. Our new partnership with ecom means that we are now able to incorporate its ATEX intrinsically safe devices into our solution offering.”
ecom’s range of ATEX certified products comprises of mobile computers, tablets and smartphones that provide a combination of ruggedness, usability and compact form factor. Boasting next-generation architecture as well as market-leading wireless communications and data capture capabilities, they are designed to deliver optimal worker productivity.
Carl Henderson, managing director at ecom, comments “As a business, we have historically always consulted leading industry figures in order to develop the most reliable and safe equipment in the world. With regard to our commercial partnerships, we always look to those companies with a proven track record and prominence within the industries in which they operate to help drive our business forward. BEC is one such example of that, and we very much look forward to working with them in the future.”