Milsat Magazine

Mobile Devices Make Every Soldier + Every Worker a Sensor

Only eight years ago, iPhone 3 and Android devices debuted with Global Positioning System capabilities and leveraged the U.S. investment in location-based satellite technology for the benefit of commercial industry and consumers.

And the entire GPS industry was born... iPhone 3 and Android devices equipped with GPS chips enabled all users to know where they were at any given time, and how to navigate to exactly wherever they needed to go.

Today, GPS-enabled smartphones are being used to perform surveys, maintain electric utilities, to inspect oil and gas pipelines, to direct shoppers around a mall and let the stores deliver ads to them, to dispatch emergency services, to... the list goes on and on and more uses are being added to smartphones every day.

Every worker is now a sensor, just as every soldier is a sensor.

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