Identification of Requirements related to the use of a wireless handheld tool for a Commander


  1. Fortin, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Fujitsu Consulting Inc., Sainte-Foy QC (CAN)
In today’s reality, technologies guide or influence the way we do business. We have entered the the technology era where information is to be available everywhere at any time. In a military context where commanders have to move regularly out of their office, we see an increasing need for mobile technologies allowing them to keep the Canadian Forces (CF) working. Based on that principle, this study’s goal is to ultimately identify the requirements for the use of a wireless handheld tool for commanders. This report aims at providing, in the first place, a description of the wireless handheld (cellphones and smartphones) domain and the trends. This will then be followed by a comparative study of the various wireless handheld tools available on the market. Each technology will be described and commented before presenting a comparative table. These technologies will be evaluated based on their portability, versatility and expendability. For each of them, comments will be made with regards to security which is a major factor within the Canadian Forces. Based on the observations made through the comparative study, we will choose one technology that offers the most robust, versatile and flexible solution based on the current technologies and solutions used within the Canadian Forces. We will also take into consideration the trend on the market in order to plan for future technologies and standards. In order to better support the choices and recommendations made throughout this re
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2009-119 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2008
Number of Pages
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