Bedford, MA, May 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Mobile Epiphany demonstrated how Touch Inspect, its geospatial data-based technology, can easily be used as an intelligence gathering and distribution solution for today’s warfighter while at this year’s GRIT Conference (GPS Receiver Integration and Technology Conference). GRIT is a conference of military personnel to discuss GPS technology for military use. The event was hosted by the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization which supports a range of research and development requirements for several government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
“We feel honored to have been the only mobile software developer invited to this year’s conference,” said Mobile Epiphany CEO, Glenn Kletzky. “Our Touch Inspect software is a powerful intelligence gathering and sharing technology that can be very valuable to the warfighter’s mission success. We’re excited to have had the opportunity to show how Touch Inspect solves common intelligence gathering problems warfighters face in their missions.”
Touch Inspect is a geospatially aware field data collection and decision support technology that runs on Windows PCs and Windows Mobile Devices. Kletzky’s briefing to the attendees highlighted how the Touch Inspect software aids in situational awareness, intelligence gathering and distribution, and sensor data capture in the context of tracking and inspecting of a wide array of theater assets such as IEDs. He also demonstrated how it can easily be applied in military equipment inspections such as F-16 fighter jets and other military vehicles.
“On the battlefield, there’s probably no greater weapon than accurate information. But in today’s world of too much data, the biggest issue isn’t always getting data. It’s the ability to ensure the warfighter can access the right data quickly and easily and be able to interpret it correctly. Our next generation interface, inspired by a decade of expertise in the video game arena, allows every member of a unit to have the most up-to-date information they might need, giving them enhanced situational awareness. For example, a soldier could mark the location of an IED using the GPS on their device, take a picture of it, and add notes and drawings. That information can be pushed to all of the other warfighters in the area, meaning that everyone knows exactly where the IED is, what it looks like, if it’s live, etc. This type of intel gathering and sharing is not only essential to mission success, but also for the safety of our men and women in uniform,” said Kletzky.
The presentation also focused on how the software can be quickly deployed and modified without advanced technical skills or computer programming.
According to Kletzky, “The battlefield and the mission are constantly changing. It’s crucial that warfighters have an application that can be rapidly configured to meet the ever-changing information needs of the theatre. Unlike other software that is impossible to modify without programming skills and long development cycles, we designed Touch Inspect to be quickly configured with clicks, not code, so it can adapt to any mission’s requirements from the squadron to the battalion level. This gives the warfighter a truly flexible technology that adapts to real-life battle conditions in near real time.”
In addition to the intelligence gathering and distribution capabilities of Touch Inspect, convention attendees learned that Touch Inspect has applications off the battlefield as well. The software can also be configured as an inspection application to inspect military assets such as ground vehicles, aircraft, munitions, and other equipment.