In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for robust and secure communication solutions in hazardous and industrial environments is greater than ever. Traditional analogue and DMR devices, although reliable, are gradually being replaced by innovative technologies that offer enhanced functionalities and seamless integration with digital networks. Recognizing this need for advancement, MOBILE, in collaboration with RugGear, has introduced a groundbreaking development: the IS440.1 and RG440 5G radios. These cutting-edge devices not only meet the stringent safety requirements of hazardous areas but also usher in a new era of efficient and cost-effective communication solutions for industrial users across various sectors.

Unveiling the IS440.1 and RG440: Redefining Communication Standards

Integrated seamlessly into the digitization process, the IS440.1 and RG440 5G radios represent a significant leap forward in communication technology. Designed to operate in Zone 1/21 hazardous areas and industrial environments respectively, these devices offer a compelling alternative to traditional radios by harnessing the power of Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) technology. Unlike their predecessors, the IS440.1 and RG440 leverage 5G connectivity, ensuring secure and stable communication through existing public or private networks, including Wi-Fi®, with support for 4G and 5G protocols.

Features That Set Them Apart

1. Interoperability and Versatility

  • These radios boast seamless integration with analogue, DMR, and digital devices, facilitating smooth group communication via a gateway.
  • With support for various PTT solutions and device manufacturers, the IS440.1 and RG440 offer unparalleled interoperability across different technologies.

2. Robust Construction and Reliability

  • Built to withstand the harshest industrial environments, both devices feature MIL-STD-810H certification and IP68 rating, ensuring durability and resistance to water and dust ingress.
  • The inclusion of the QCM6490 chipset from Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc., ensures fail-safe connectivity and compatibility with 3GPP Release 15 standards.

3. Enhanced User Experience

  • Designed with user convenience in mind, the radios feature large operating elements, including a dedicated PTT button, rotary knob for channel selection, and an SOS button for emergency situations.
  • The high-performance front speaker (>105 dB) ensures clear and audible communication even in noisy environments, enhancing overall user experience and safety.

Empowering Industrial Users

1. Seamless Transition to Digitalization

  • As companies transition towards digital mobile radio networks, the IS440.1 and RG440 offer a cost-effective solution by integrating existing two-way radio communication devices into PoC networks.
  • By eliminating the need for costly maintenance and servicing of traditional radio networks, businesses can streamline their communication infrastructure and enhance operational efficiency.

2. Enhanced Safety and Security

  • Equipped with advanced features such as location-based tracking, access restriction monitoring, and lone worker protection, these devices ensure the safety of employees in hazardous and industrial environments.
  • The integration of an SOS button and automatic alarm triggering capabilities further reinforces the commitment to employee well-being and emergency preparedness.

3. Multi-Purpose Functionality

  • Beyond traditional communication, the IS440.1 and RG440 serve as versatile tools for various industrial applications, including body cams for inspection tasks, remote maintenance, and real-time emergency notifications.
  • With NFC connectivity for access control and data transfer, these devices offer a holistic solution for enhancing security and operational efficiency within organisations.

Embracing the Potential of 5G Technology

The advent of 5G technology brings unparalleled opportunities for innovation and efficiency in the industrial sector. With its high bandwidth and low latency capabilities, 5G enables seamless integration and networking of employees, machines, and processes, paving the way for enhanced productivity and connectivity. The IS440.1 and RG440 radios harness the full potential of 5G, offering a glimpse into the future of industrial communication.

In summary, the IS440.1 and RG440 5G radios represent a paradigm shift in communication solutions for hazardous and industrial environments. With their advanced features, robust construction, and seamless integration capabilities, these devices empower businesses to embrace digitalization while prioritising safety and efficiency. As pioneers in the field of explosion-proof mobile devices, MOBILE and RugGear continue to redefine industry standards, setting new benchmarks for innovation and excellence.