Making Money With Technology

New Revenue Extending Systems With the iPhone

May 9, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

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Applying the iPhone’s capabilities to existing real world systems is going to be a large new revenue source for companies in the next 12-24 months. Adding a mobile interface to systems that traditionally required a user to be sitting at their desk will open up many new opportunities. The new touch screen interface will also change how we interact with those systems, creating all new ways to use technology.

As an example, traditional surveillance systems use a joystick or mouse to control camera positioning. With the iPhone, the user has the potential of a much more intuitive interface to drag the camera around and zoom in on things by pinching the picture.

Here’s a little sample of one of the internal projects we’re working on right now showing off the capabilities of the iPhone.

Part 1 – iPhone controlling surveillance equipment

Part 2 – zoomed in view of iPhone