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New Technologies Transforming the US Military at AUSA 2017

2017 AUSA

The Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America.

Taking place over three days in October, Takor’s USA team attended the expo to showcase Mappt Military, the bespoke version of Mappt designed specifically for the US military. The primary focus of the trip was to demonstrate Mappt Military’s recent upgradesto Program Executive Officers and staff personnel from Pentagon command elements.

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A secondary objective was to network with other organisations holding an existing Department of Defence market presence and potentially partner with for Mappt Military feature upgrades.

Takor USA was able to give live demonstrations to some of these firms and arrange for further deliberations. In addition to US companies, AUSA was attended by organisations and government departments from Australia, the UK, Ukraine, Greece, France, Korea and Poland.

ausa1One of the first demos given by Craig Baldner was to Mike Aper and David Gieger, both of whom are strong advocates of Mappt Military and are from Engility Corp, which operates the Mobile App Store for the National Geospatial Agency. David Gieger followed-up the AUSA Expo with a visit to the Defence Logistics Agency, where enquiries have been made as to the availability of mapping apps for mobile devices.

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Mobile Integration

The Takor team gave demonstrations to a variety of defence orientated organisations such as battlefield surveillance radars, drone systems and vehicle navigation tablets. The trip provided valuable intelligence for the future of Mappt Military and its potential adaptability for mobile display and as control device for radar systems.

The drone market present at AUSA reported they currently have no ability to display full motion video feeds to the company level the echelon Mappt Military is designed for. This meeting resulted in an excellent potential product integration presently being considered.

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An evaluation of the industry and event has also indicated that there are currently no direct resilient competitors to Mappt Military.

Attending the AUSA event provided the Takor team with an exceptional opportunity to survey existing companies Takor may work with, identify possible competing products, collect new user requirements and locate possible market entry avenues.

The next Expo Team Takor USA hopes to attend is the Marine West Expo at Camp Pendleton in California in early February 2018.  The focus of that event will be to demonstrate Mappt Military directly to Marine Corps tactical personnel and promote downloads to all personnel with mobile devices.

Mappt Military provides enhanced situational awareness, field mapping and navigation tracking for Defence and security personnel through a mobile application. To learn more about our game changing technology check out www.mapptmilitary.com

Mappt’s First Mini Conference in Perth

Two weeks ago we celebrated Earth Science Week by holding our first mini conference in our hometown, Perth!

We teamed up with tech giant Panasonic to “Unlock the Power of Mobile Data Collection”, and show how industry leaders are completing their field work and making discoveries that would have been tedious or near impossible without today’s technologies.

Our guests gathered at the brand new Ambrose Estate venue for a morning of insightful presentations, amazing door prizes, morning tea and the chance to network with professionals from a variety of industries.

The Presenters

Paul Barber, Director of ArborCarbon  – “Urban Forest Monitoring: Improving Sustainable Forest Management”

Paul Barber is a Forest Pathologist & Environmental Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in vegetation diagnosis, monitoring and management.

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Chris Devlin, Director of iSpatial Solutions – “From Field to Office: Integrating Efficient Asset Management and Reporting”

Chris Devlin has 22 years’ experience in the resources and earth sciences sector and helps organisations to define, develop and implement GIS focused solutions.

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Adrian Young, Product Manager at Spookfish – “Capturing Field Data with a Mobile Eye in the Sky”

After a decade of using geospatial technology to help state and federal government, Adrian has spent the past 10 years working with startups, enterprises and governments to take innovative geospatial technologies to market.

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Sean Mirzadeh, Panasonic Business Development Manager (WA) – “Panasonic: The Global Leader in Rugged IT”

With 10 years’ experience in sales engineering, business development and client relationship management, Sean is currently working on some of the major mobility projects for mining and oil and gas in WA.

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If you couldn’t make it, stay tuned as we’ll be uploading our speakers’ presentations to our YouTube channel.

After the presentations, we drew the prizes. One lucky guest walked away with an annual Mappt Standard licence, and the other a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT30 camera!

We then made our way to the balcony where we networked under the glorious Perth sun and enjoyed a delicious pastry… or four.

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Huge thanks to our speakers and everyone who made it; you guys rock!

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