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Intrinsically safe head-mounted wearables

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The RealWear® HMT-1Z1™ is the world’s only commercially available intrinsically safe ATEX Zone 1 and CSA C1/D1 certified fully rugged head-mounted device for industrial workers. Use it in wet, dusty, hot, dangerous environments. It easily snaps into safety helmets and can be used with PPE eyewear. The HMT-1Z1 runs on Android with hundreds of use case applications from our verified solution partners including visual assist, remote mentor, digital workflow and document navigator. No scrolling, swiping or tapping. Say what you see on the screen. It works in extremely noisy and hard-to-reach environments.


Increase worker productivity
Reduce unplanned downtime by 65%
Avoid travel costs through remote communications
Maintain worker situational awareness
Capture video for QA audits
IP66 rated (dust-proof, water proof)
Decrease travel time & costs
Decrease training costs
Reduce errors through digital workflows
Requires a 4G/5G hotspot or WiFi network for connected work (Operates offline)
Requires new device training for end users


ATEX certified HMT-1Z1 is the only wearable tough tablet on the planet approved for ATEX Zone 1, IECEx Zone 1 and CSA C1-D1.
Capabilities Visual Assist, Remote Mentor, IoT Data Visualization, Document Navigator, Digital Workflow
Certifications / licences IP66 Intrinsically safe ATEX C1/D1
Collaboration With its onboard camera remote real-time collaboration is possible. Remote Mentor gives workers real-time assistance from experienced technicians via telepresence technology. Experts can see what workers see for rapid resolution of critical operations.
Compliance Certified Countries: the whole European Union, USA and many more.
Control of Process flow Digital Workflow solutions on RealWear HMT-1 & HMT-1z1 enable workers to reference visual procedures, follow checklists, enter data, and capture images on the job. Report and share information accurately and safely while reducing errors.
Documentation Document Navigator enables your workforce to view technical manuals and any other critical documents without paper, laptop or touchscreen. Use reference documentation while keeping your eyes forward and your hands free.
Hands free operating HMT-1 is the first ruggedized head-mounted wearable Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. The hands-free monocular HMT-1 is purpose-built for Connected Worker programs in the industrial enterprise.
Temperature Built Rugged - Fully operational from -20°C to +50°C.MIL-STD-810G

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RealWear®is a knowledge transfer company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product is the Navigator 500®, the second generation of their ruggedized head-mounted wearable Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. With a growing number of hands-free partner solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with a remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization and digital workflow solutions.

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