In many cases, companies use a mix of iPads and iPhones as their standard issue devices twinned with a suite of MDM (Mobile Device Management) software. This can lead to situations where it is difficult to use either Windows or Android-based tablets and smartphones for their hazardous area applications due to the increased load on IT departments to maintain a wider range of different devices.
In situations like this, it can be a much more cost-effective route to invest in cases for iPhone and iPads so that users can access the same applications they can on their non-ATEX units so that the organisation can continue to use the MDM they prefer.
The cases for these devices can enable a user to take an iPhone or an iPad in ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas while increasing how rugged the units are; protecting against dust, shocks, vibrations and water damage.
Take a look at the available options from Exloc to start using Apple iOS devices in hazardous areas: