MIAMI, Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Social Mobile, a mobile solution provider focused on creating innovative, enterprise grade, turnkey solutions, was recently awarded an AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to begin development of a portfolio of 5G mobile devices for the USAF. The funding will allow Social Mobile to present an alternative to the current mobile device procurement issues faced by the USAF today while future-proofing this portfolio through 5G enablement.
Working together, Social Mobile and the USAF will use the Phase I contract to design a set of state-of-the-art specifications for this portfolio that will alleviate the typical end-user concerns with the consumer grade mobile devices that are traditionally deployed in the field. Such devices tend to have a very limited availability, require additional hardening using costly aftermarket cases, and are not built to suit the very specific needs of military operators.
“We believe that allowing the military to provide critical feedback on the design of this portfolio and its future iterations will allow for the most effective use of military resources,” said Robert Morcos, CEO and Founder of Social Mobile.
Social Mobile’s proposed solution will have increased longevity, and allow for much greater flexibility of both hardware and software by addressing performance, ruggedness, and sustainability features not typically factored into consumer-facing devices. “We hope that this opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the USAF will finally create an end-product that not only provides situational awareness and digital interoperability, but also decreases “head down” time while increasing “hands free” capabilities,” said CMSgt (ret) Alan Yoshida
About Social Mobile
We are a key Google Mobile Services (GMS) partner, offering new and innovative ways to leverage the Android operating system that have enabled us to pioneer new products and solutions that many have never seen or considered possible. We recognize the power and flexibility of the Android OS, supercharge it by creating solutions dedicated to the unique and challenging environments in which our clients operate, and offer the option to use our proprietary mobile device management system. Through our work as an OEM, managed service provider, and consultancy, we have become the industry’s best aggregator of resources, helping clients control their own destiny for over a decade. To learn more about other Social Mobile products and solutions, click here.
As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX transitions agile, affordable and accelerated capabilities by teaming innovative technology developers with Airmen and Guardian talent.
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