“On June 30, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals various new advanced vicinity sensors coming to future iPads,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Apple’s patent makes it clear that vicinity sensors will be a tool that will fit into the enterprise quite nicely.”

“New vicinity sensors coming to the iPad include RFID, Infrared and Ultrasonic,” Purcher reports. “The latter utilizes advanced 3D scanning and imaging capablilities.”

Purcher reports, “The advanced sensors are designed to locate office equipment anywhere within an enterprise and could actually devise floor plans to properly located devices. Users will also be able to drag document icons to the printer or videos and/or art to a video projector for a presentation using Keynote or Power Point. Without a doubt, Apple is aiming to further advance the iPad into the enterprise.”

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