Safety for industries working in gaseous hazardous areas
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- (Business Wire)
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the addition of an intrinsically-safe
push-to-talk device -- Sonim XP STRIKE IS – to the Sprint® Direct
Connect® product portfolio, helping to ensure safe, reliable mobile
communications for businesses using electrical equipment in gaseous and
potentially explosive atmospheres.
XP STRIKE IS is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal
energy to ignite fuel and cause a fire or explosion. It is also safe to
use in areas containing flammable gasses, vapors or dust, which makes it
a valuable tool for workers in petrochemical, utility, construction and
XP STRIKE IS is durable, delivers toughness beyond military
specifications and comes backed by a comprehensive three-year warranty.
Customers can drop the device on concrete from 6.5 feet up or dunk it
6.5 feet deep in water for up to 30 minutes – and it keeps working.
“Customers who demand a device to get the job done in the toughest
environments can bet on Sprint Direct Connect and XP STRIKE IS,” said
David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “It’s rugged
and ready with proven resilience, and it’s safe in conditions where
safety is an absolute necessity.”
XP STRIKE IS is available now for $599.99 (excludes taxes) with a new
line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement through direct
ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Telesales
(1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com).
Late last year, Sprint introduced Sonim XP STRIKE, the first device from
Sonim in Sprint’s product portfolio. The XP STRIKE features instant call
setup time on domestic push-to-talk calls and international coverage to
Latin American countries that most frequently use push-to-talk.
The pioneer in push-to-talk technology, Sprint added more coverage area
in 2012 to its Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service – creating
three times the push-to-talk coverage of its Nextel National Network
with the addition of roaming and Sprint 1xRTT coverage areas.
The expansion of the Sprint Direct Connect network also marks another
milestone for Network Vision, Sprint’s nationwide network upgrade using
the newest, most advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to
consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with
the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call
quality and data speeds for customers.
Vision will bring 4G LTE and improved 3G to customers nationwide,
with expected benefits to include better coverage, improved network
reliability and voice quality.
For more information:
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55
million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United
States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid
brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance
Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities;
and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer
Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in
customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries,
during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both
its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
About Sonim Technologies
Sonim Technologies (www.sonimtech.com)
is the provider of ultra-rugged, water-submersible mobile phones
designed specifically for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial
environments. Sonim’s industry-leading three-year comprehensive warranty
has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. Sonim provides
a suite of high-performance workforce management solutions that keep
workers safe and enhance their productivity, including push-to-talk,
lone worker safety services, and NFC proof-of-activity services. The
company has headquarters in San Mateo, Calif., and offers its products
in more than 50 countries.
Mark Bonavia, 913-269-0436
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