SmartConnect today announced the company’s connected worker IIoT solution has received Class 1 Division 2 certification for its Smart Badge device. The Smart Badge provides location, two-way communication, and safety alert capabilities for individual workers. This critical component of the SmartConnect platform is now rated for hazardous-condition environments. The rating enables real-time digital connected workforce monitoring capabilities and analytics in environments where such capabilities were previously prevented.

“By achieving this important certification, SmartConnect can now be utilized in hazardous locations commonly found in the oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical industries. This is a game changer for connected worker initiatives in these industries. SmartConnect will significantly reduce safety-related risks and at the same time improve productivity, giving customers one more valuable tool towards delivering consistently safe turnaround and construction projects on time and under budget.” says SmartConnect’s President, Shannon Posey.