BEC and ecom instruments partner to bring data capture solutions into hazardous areas

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, a 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 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."

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd

BEC is a specialist provider of Automated Data Capture solutions for use in the supply chain and manufacturing industry. With the aim of removing costs from your businesses, BEC offers a comprehensive set of services from initial consultation, advice and design, through to delivery, implementation and after-sales support. Offering access to a range of cutting-edge data collection products, including Voice-directed technologies, BEC's future-proof solutions integrate seamlessly into any host system to fulfil business and commercial requirements.

Having delivered the first integrated voice-directed picking solution for Lawson/Infor M3, BEC has also achieved Total Solutions Provider (TSP) status with Vocollect, the Voice-based solutions provider for mobile workers. Through the development of innovative product handling solutions with Voice technology at their core, BEC has helped businesses within the food and beverage, manufacturing and engineering industries improve upon their accuracy, productivity and customer service.

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ecom Company Profile

Founded in 1986 as a three-man-enterprise, ecom instruments is a leading developer of mobile devices for use in potentially explosive areas, including oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining and pharmaceuticals. ecom has set a high standard in this field for over 25 years and has acquired extensive expertise in explosion protection for everyday industrial use in hazardous areas worldwide.

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