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Pepperl+Fuchs: Certified with Android Enterprise Silver Partnership

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Pepperl+Fuchs: Certified with Android Enterprise Silver Partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Certified as a Silver Partner in the Android Enterprise Partner Program

Solutions for mobile communication and computing have become an integral part of modern automation applications. A high level of security and efficiency as well as fast and easy upgrades and security patches play a major role for both users and enterprises. Android meets all of these requirements and is therefore considered the most advanced operating system for the future Internet of Things (IoT).

Pepperl+Fuchs, too, has been working closely with Android and Google for many years, so it was a logical step to guarantee its customers the highest level of service and to get certified for an Android Enterprise Silver Partnership.

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Partnership with Google

The Android Enterprise Partner Program initiated by Google is aimed specifically at companies that develop, implement or offer Android Enterprise products, services or solutions. Validated partners receive access to resources, tools, and support from Google to better integrate Android devices in companies. The program includes various certifications and categories depending on the specialization and range of solutions offered by the respective partner and places higher demands on the manufacturer's product and services with regard to industrial use.

Three Pillars of Certification

The certification for the Android Enterprise Partner Program comprises three pillars: the company’s employees, the company itself, and its products. The training program for sales and consultants covers the entire range of Android topics, including mobile device management and security.

For product certification, Google verifies the hardware and software of mobile devices on the basis of certain requirements and parameters, such as suitability for use in industrial environments, security updates within certain timeframes, and obligations for companies.

The intrinsically safe Smart-Ex® 03 from Pepperl+Fuchs has already received the Android Enterprise Recommended certification. The smartphone with Android 13 operating system meets the latest and highest technical standards such as 5G / 5G SA (standalone), Wi-Fi 6 and eSIM and is therefore ideally suited for current and future digital application scenarios in hazardous areas.

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"We’re pleased to welcome Pepperl+Fuchs as Silver Partner in the Android Enterprise Partner Program," said Ken Schutt, Director of Android Enterprise Partnerships. "By joining the Silver Partner Program, Pepperl+Fuchs demonstrates its commitment to its customers and guarantees that they will receive first-class customer service, support, and solutions to help them grow their business."

"Behind the Google certification for people, companies, and products is a holistic, coherent concept in which the individual processes fit together like pieces of a puzzle," says Jörg Hartleb, Head of Product Management at Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiary ECOM Instruments. "By certifying the hardware and the company to the highest standards in conjunction with professional employee training, we offer our customers worldwide first-class support and service during consultation, integration of mobile Android devices, but also in the follow-up support."

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