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Reminiscent of the old “self-destruct” messages and exploding shoe phones of [tag]Maxwell Smart[/tag], the [tag]cell phone[/tag] industry introduces a “killer” [tag]service[/tag]; Remote “Destruct” for Cell [tag]Phone[/tag]s…
While not really an explosive [tag]solution[/tag] to cell phone [tag]theft[/tag] [tag]deterrent[/tag], it is pretty amazing. A London-based technology company has developed [tag]Remote XT[/tag], a new [tag]security[/tag] software that can trigger a [tag]stolen[/tag] cell phone to create an ear-piercing alarm and lock itself when activated. In addition, this service can also [tag]wipe[/tag] all the data contained within the phone.
The usefulness of a such a service is readily apparent. No doubt this technology will find its way into anything that can be connected to a communications network despite the small service charge associated with it.
In an time where people are loosing their [tag]laptops[/tag], [tag]PDA[/tag]s, cell phones and other storage devices with great frequency, this service will quickly become a governmental and [tag]corporate[/tag] given. I can’t imagine any entity that harbors sensitive data doing without it.
While my phone data isn’t going to cause any National Security Risks if it falls into the hands of a non-do-gooder, it would bring me a GREAT SENSE OF SATISFACTION to know that I could hit the “nuke button” if presented with such a circumstance. A smile comes to my face as I can readily imagine the face of the thief when my alarm goes off and the phone is rendered completely useless and unsaleable! Yes, I would have a smug look indeed!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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