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August 26, 2009

Airo Wireless unveils new handset

Designed to provide intrinsic safety for ex-hazardous environments

By CBR Staff Writer

Airo Wireless has released the new A25is handset, specifically designed to provide non-incendive, intrinsic safety for ex-hazardous environments. The company claims that it is the only handset on the market that provides secure cell phone, Push-to-Talk (PTT), an independent GPS, and telematics in a ruggedized Windows Mobile PDA handset.

Airo said that it is releasing the new handset for people in industries that operate in explosive environments like petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, coal, propane, fuel distribution, refineries, paint processing, granaries, mining, alcohol processing, oil platforms, natural gas, and solvents among others.

The A25is reportedly underwent intrinsic safety certification testing for both the UL 913 (North America) and the ATEX (EU standard). The company added that the new handset meets military specifications (MIL-SPEC 810-F) and is also certified IP67 for shock-proofing and water immersion.

According to the company, the A25is improves return on investment by reducing equipment purchases, absorbing functionality of a variety of other equipment into a single convenient handheld unit that survives in rough, ex-hazard environments. It is expected to replace vehicle telematics, enterprise data devices, laptops with air cards, and extra cell phones at much lower cost.

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The new handset is expected to be available for delivery in fourth quarter of 2009.

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