Damon Williams, a sergeant for the Texas State Guard by night and Molex employee by day, entered into the Molex Innovation Competition in search of life saving technology. With his technological background, he individually created 30 GPS trackers with the XBee-PRO 900HP and the help of Google Maps. The XBee technology allows him to track the whereabouts of his fellow soldiers during a natural disaster.
Amidst the noise, weather conditions, working environment, and limited cellular coverage there aren’t too many options to keep in touch with his soldiers. Therefore, his innovation has allowed him to communicate with his soldiers and relay potentially life saving information to them. He hopes that this innovation will catch on in other fields and potentially help firefighters, search and rescue workers and wide area damage assessments.