It’s time for Utility Workers’ Mobile Devices to be as Smart as the Grid
- Jun 24, 2020 7:53 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2020-06 - Grid Modernization, click here for more
Today’s field worker in any electric utility depends on a reliable mobile device to do their job remotely. Where just 15+ years ago, these workers relied on paper to do almost everything in their daily routines, we’ve evolved quickly from a “mobile first” with paper backups if something goes wrong, to “mobile only” where any outage on the mobile device can stop a worker from being able to do their job. If that work stoppage causes a worker to have to return to base to swap a mobile device or battery, it may mean delays in deploying new services, or repairing issues in the field.
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