The 131-foot long General Electric (GE) wind blade reached its final destination on Sunday May 24th, traveling from South Dakota all the way to Texas. GE’s Power & Water, Renewable Energy division used SkyBitz tracking technology to provide the public with a detailed account of the entire 28-day long journey.
GE started the tour to bring awareness to its traveling petition to support clean energy future policies. The goal of the project was to engage the public in conversations about wind energy’s potential, and the role innovation, R&D investments, and the right policies will play in delivering a clean energy future. Partnering with GE for this tour was a great project for us because we believe in building environmentally conscious products as well. While the GE wind blade and turbine will generate clean energy, our SkyBitz mobile terminals are designed to drastically reduce energy consumption because they work on simple AA batteries, do not require any engine to...
As with any natural disaster, the two things that matter the most are speed and coordination. How fast can you get your assets deployed and how well can you coordinate those assets to combat the natural disaster? But, the problem with most natural disasters is that they typically have multiple government agencies mingled with various private sector assets all trying to coordinate with each other.
For example, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted an exercise in 2002 off the coast of Louisiana that simulated a disaster just like the one we are experiencing today. (Lessons Learned from 2002 Spill of National Significance or “SONS” Exercise Gulf of Mexico). The after action report from this exercise acknowledged that problems related to communication, coordination and technology persisted.
In order to deploy quickly, you have to know where your assets are at all times. In order to coordinate them you have to have total visibility of your assets at all times. The current...
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