Intrinsically Safe Mobile Devices for Hazardous Areas

BARTEC is a global market leader in high-tech, innovative products and solutions for use in hazardous areas. With over forty years of hardware design and engineering experience, they aim to ensure the safety of personnel working in areas where hazardous substances are present.

BARTEC has been working successfully with Zebra Technologies for twenty years delivering numerous successful projects worldwide. Zebra Technologies offer best- in- class scanners, mobile and touch computers for their customers.

The Challenge:

Traditionally companies working in hazardous areas were left with little choice but to work with pen and paper, as this was the safest way of conducting business on site. This system was slow and not always reliable, due to documents being misplaced or messy handwriting. BARTEC wanted to offer its clients reliable, high-performance mobile computers and scanners for use in hazardous areas.

The Solution:

Following the formation of a partnership between BARTEC and Zebra Technologies, intrinsically safe versions of Zebra products were developed. BARTEC worked with Zebra to make modifications to existing Zebra products as so they would meet the stringent international ATEX safety requirements. Products developed include Zebra’s:

  • Mobile Computer MC92.
  • Touch Computer TC75.
  • BCS3600 series rugged 1D/2D scanners.


A leading global food ingredients company wanted to automate and standardise all its warehouses, plant processes and systems globally, even across manufacturing sites that operate in potentially hazardous environments. VisionID has helped to design implement, manage and support a complete supply chain management and enterprise mobility solution for the ingredients company. As part of the solution, VisionID deployed modified Zebra products which meet global safety regulations, thanks to Bartec and Zebra Technologies partnership.

The Results:

VisionID has facilitated this foods ingredients company to be more connected and to stay ahead of the competition within the global food industry market. New technologies have increased operational efficiency, maximised productivity and ensuring accuracy and data visibility.

Read the full Zebra Success Story, for more information on intrinsically safe mobile devices for hazardous areas.  

By visionid | Nov 23, 2018 | News

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