PHOTO - Mike Muller, vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific Region, Intermec.
A new partnership between supply chain solutions provider Intermec and mobile solution manufacturer ecom instruments will deliver mission critical mobile solutions for hazardous operating conditions in Malaysia.
Intermec vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific Region, Mike Muller said the explosion protected mobile computers would be a result of Intermec's experience with rugged mobile computers and ecom instruments' strength in making safe devices that are approved for use in hazardous conditions.
"This partnership will help Intermec further cement its place in the Asia Pacific as a provider who can deliver solutions to clients that are actually made for their needs, not just the closest fit," said Muller, speaking in early January 2012.
"Industrial operations are faced with hazardous environments on a regular basis, yet struggle to use technology due to the safety risks," he said. "With Intermec working with ecom, we can negate those risks. ecom instruments' technology is used in explosive atmospheres including refineries, pharmaceuticals, chemical plants, and mining operations."
"Operational pressures are continually impacting technology buying cycles for hazardous areas as businesses are looking for not only ruggedness and intrinsic safety, but a total mobile solution that enables them to perform efficiently in mission-critical environments," said ecom instruments president, Rolf Nied. "We look forward to collaborating with Intermec on technology innovations that offer next generation mobility requirements and better empower mobile workers in hazardous areas."
"We continue to see strong demand for specialised mobile computers and communications solutions certified for use in hazardous environments with explosive atmospheres," said research firm VDC Research vice president mobile & wireless, David Krebs.
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