ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - Aegex Technologies LLC was cited by Gartner Research as a sample vendor of mobility solutions for the oil and gas industry in a report released July 21, 2016.
The report, "Hype Cycle for Upstream Oil and Gas Technologies, 2016," analyzed new digital technologies that are being used to improve business performance and included a section by Gartner analyst Rich McAvey on solutions for mobility in oil and gas.
Aegex Technologies was cited along with Baker Hughes, ChaiOne, DSI, GE, Honeywell, IBM (Maximo), Siemens, Transpara and @hand as sample vendors in the mobility space in oil and gas.
In the report, McAvey defined mobility for oil and gas as encompassing the "applications, device and connectivity necessary to access and capture information in the field, regardless of location." He noted, "more advanced capabilities include the use of sensors, location and analytics to create new applications that are not possible without mobile technologies."
Mobile devices, like the Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet, can assist in gathering field data, managing work orders remotely, and employing apps from service providers to assist mobile workers' activities. Most current mobile applications in oil and gas are legacy software adapted for mobile, such as web-based reporting portals that are used to capture data, complete inspections or track inventory. But McAvey added that, "smarter mobile devices -- including devices that are contextually aware and that can capture high-resolution images or support voice recognition -- should be viewed as a means to enhance existing use cases, create new and better business processes, and enable social interactions among plant workers."
Aegex Technologies' intrinsically safe mobile solution is a foundation for "next-generation business strategies" that gives personnel real-time access to information. Better information can mean improved productivity and safety, increased ROI and reduced risk. Mobility in oil and gas can also lead to increased worker satisfaction by enabling immediate feedback and better use of workers' time, resulting in a more productive and flexible workforce.
While most mobile devices are not permitted in highly volatile zones of hazardous locations because they could cause a spark, Aegex's 10.1-inch tablets are certified intrinsically safe, or incapable of igniting an explosion. The Aegex10 IS Tablet's Microsoft operating system and Intel architecture give it unsurpassed cloud, software and hardware support worldwide.
The Aegex device was the first Windows 10 tablet to gain global certifications for ATEX and IECEx Zone 1, UL 913 Class I, II, III Division 1 and CSA 22.2 areas of hazardous locations. These approvals made the Aegex10 the world's first Windows 10 tablet certified for HazLoc operations where high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or dusts are likely to occur in normal operation, such as in oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and other industries with highly explosive environments.
Aegex10 intrinsically safe tablets synchronize with an organization's Internet of Things to allow users to transmit real-time data from within the most hazardous zones of their operations. Such cloud-based connectivity improves safety, efficiency and compliance and lowers risk, resulting in decreased downtime and optimized operations.
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About Aegex Technologies, LLC
Aegex Technologies provides intrinsically safe mobile communications solutions for hazardous locations in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, 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.
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