Developed specifically for pets, this voice-enabled cell phone allows the owner to call and talk to his/her best friend. The waterproof 5 × 2.5 × 9.4 cm unit easily fits on a collar that goes around the pet's neck. The owner can also establish a geofence boundary in which the pet must stay. If this area is exceeded, the phone automatically calls the owner's cell phone or any pre-programmed number. Using the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) sensor in the phone, the pet can easily be located. A built-in temperature sensor provides input regarding the pet's environment.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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