Wednesday, June 22, 2011



iPhone: TIPS: Paper Maps Replaced with iPads by Marine Corps, Navy and Civilian Aircrews

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 02:35 PM PDT

US Navy using iPads
Q: What is up? A: The iPad is often used to replace bulky papers like manuals and maps. This is more and more often true for aircrews of airliners. Q: Why do they prefer to use an iPad? A: Paper is heavy to carrie around. More important is the ease to make the manuals and maps up to date. With an iPad, you can easily update the documents and maps over the air wirelessly and remotely , with little or no user interaction. Q: Are there more examples of usecases? A: Yes, even in war zones. iPads are spotted in action in Afghanistan. DVIDS reports how the Marine Corps aviators are using iPads in Afghanistan. The U.S. Navy is using iPads as well. (see picture) The image at the top of this article shows U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Michael Tolbert uploading "geographical data onto tactical Apple iPad tablets to be used for combat operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at sea April 19, 2011." source macrumors

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