Insurance field personnel need to be equipped with effective tools that allow them to quickly and accurately record and report the situations and events with which they are concerned. An adjustor at a catastrophe site, for example, must be able to make both photographic and written records of what they encounter with regard to damages and possible claims.

While such personnel would most likely bring a laptop to the site, other tasks, like taking photos, might require other devices. That may be changing, however, as vendors are now producing dozens of inexpensive smartphone attachments that can easily convert a mobile phone into a mini-professional camera, The New York Times reports.

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