AT&T Launches Airo Wireless A25is Smartphones

AT&T to Offer the First Intrinsically Safe, Ruggedized Windows Mobile 6.1 Handset Suited for Industrial Users

AT&T today announced it is the only carrier to offer the world’s first
intrinsically safe-certified smartphone, the Airo Wireless A25is. This rugged
mobile device is the first of its kind to be certified to run on AT&T’s
wireless network and is capable of supporting AT&T’s suite of line of
business mobile applications.

Airo Wireless A25is is designed for people communicating in
industries that operate in potentially explosive environments including process
and chemical manufacturing, the petrochemical industry, the military, utilities,
as well as companies in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods
manufacturing industries.

Announcing the availability of the Airo Wireless A25is on
AT&T’s wireless network, Chris Hill,
vice president, mobility product management, AT&T Business Solutions said,
"The addition of Airo Wireless A25is to AT&T’s portfolio of non-stocked
ruggedized mobile devices will help enhance efficiency, connectivity and safety
among personnel at sensitive establishments and other industrial work places
that operate in extreme or demanding conditions. AT&T is proud to be the
world’s first carrier to certify this device for use on its wireless network as
it demonstrates our commitment to the rugged enterprise market by consistently
offering cutting edge solutions for our business customers."

According to Airo Wireless, the A25is has undergone intrinsic
safety certification testing and approval for UL 913 (North America) and also meets rugged military specifications
(MIL-SPEC 810-F/G). It is equipped with multi-functional features including a
2.8-inch touch screen and is just under an inch thick.  Airo Wireless A25is is
rated to survive a fall of almost 50 inches at least 26 times, be shock-proof
across 1,000 miles of transport in a vehicle on shaky terrain, and withstand up
to 95 percent humidity for 48 hours and immersion in up to five feet of water
for 30 minutes.

The Airo Wireless A25is has several user-friendly features,
including a fully integrated GPS receiver, QWERTY touchscreen, light weight
battery and sleek body. Other highlights include Bluetooth™ compatibility,
Push-to-Talk compatibility, a button for notifications, as well as GPS
telematics applications and the ability to support a full line of business
applications for job assignment and inventory tracking. The A25is can help to
improve return on investment by reducing equipment purchases as it can absorb
the functionality of a variety of other equipment into a single convenient
handheld unit that can survive in potentially explosive environments.

"AT&T’s broad wireless capability and breadth of mobility
applications used on this ruggedized, intrinsically safe device can help to
improve communications and make industrial operations more efficient. The A25is
device was designed based on extensive customer input to ensure it has the right
mix of form factor, features and durability to maximize worker productivity and
also withstand potential exposure to water, dirt and harsh chemicals, heat and
cold and general tough use from bumps, drops and vibration," said Steve Sharabura, VP of Corporate Development,
Airo Wireless.

The Airo Wireless A25is is available today from AT&T.


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