Monday, March 07, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of March 7, 2011

Kevin’s Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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A few NFL teams are considering the benefits of tablet devices such as the iPad over plain old paper.  The Dallas Cowboys, in particular, have determined that going digital "could save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game."

http://techland.time.com/2011/02/08/nfl-coaches-to-swap-printouts-and-playbooks-for-ipads/

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Bigger is not always better when it comes to the military's ruggedized computers.  The latest trend is toward small, lightweight computing devices that can work for vehicular and dismounted applications.

http://defensesystems.com/articles/2011/02/28/defense-it-1-smaller-rugged-computers.aspx

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The Department of Homeland Security is creating a prototype handheld device that will scan bodies and determine DNA components.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/04/homeland-security-considering-portable-instant-dna-scanners/

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that Quick Response codes, which are similar to barcodes, are being added to all work permits issued by the Department of Buildings.

http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/top_stories/134413/smartphone-users-can-read-instant-info-at-city-construction-sites

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Trimble recently introduced the Trimble TSC3 handheld controller for construction.  The kTSC3 is a rugged addition to the portfolio of controllers for heavy and highway contractors.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/2007183/new_trimble_tsc3_controller_makes_construction_operations_easier/

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Truck fleets can improve operational efficiency, boost driver safety, and reduce high-cost vehicle repairs by implementing telematics systems.

http://www.worktruckonline.com/Article/Story/2011/02/Telematics-Use-in-Work-Truck-Fleets.aspx

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DAILY RFID has released a palm-sized portable RFID scanner DL710 for transportation, especially in airports.  By using the handheld scanner, accurate check-in information can be uploaded to a secure website or computer system in real time.

http://www.datacollectiononline.com/article.mvc/Palm-Sized-Portable-RFID-Scanner-For-0001

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Los Angeles is deploying smartphones and computers in the fight against graffiti. Officials have unveiled a new initiative that allows work crews to track the most prolific taggers with the technology.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/03/04/lapd-uses-computers-and-smartphones-fight-graffiti/

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Schools and healthcare organizations are moving to adaptive antenna technology for more stable connectivity and consistent performance to iPads, smart tablets and other mobile devices.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-era-of-smart-tablets-and-handheld-mobile-internet-devices-create-new-wireless-challenges-drive-demand-for-better-wi-fi-117053943.html

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Mobile, touchscreen technologies are knocking down hospital walls, but security concerns and skeptical physicians slow its advancement.

http://www.the-hospitalist.org/details/article/1024495/The_Future_is_Near.html

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NewCardio, Inc. announced that it will present a study this spring that shows its unique handheld device, CardioBi, can accurately and timely detect recurrent atrial fibrillation following catheter ablation procedures.

http://newshawksreview.com/hand-held-atrial-fibrillation-detection-no-wires-and-good-compliance/42233/

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Medical imaging specialist Barco has introduced an upgraded version of its ProScribe mobile point of care tablet PC.  The new ProScribe is more equipped to handle the demands of hospital environments.

http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Mobile-Tablet-PC-is-suited-for-healthcare-environments-592169

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.