Monday, March 21, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of March 21, 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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The U.S. Army will soon evaluate prototypes of wearable mobile handheld computers running battle command capability.  New applications will provide dismounted soldiers with network connectivity, command, control and situational awareness.

http://defense-update.com/wp/20110318_jbc-p_wearable_pc.html

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The medical device industry is worth $400 billion in annual sales.  Vante, a medical equipment company is restructuring itself to enter the emerging market.  The company, formerly known as SEBRA, is retooling itself as a market leader in supplying machines to make medical catheters and seal sterile tubing.

http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_7894c9a9-dff4-574f-a809-bd03da540c3a.html

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Pentagon contractors are developing applications for Apple’s IPad and other tablets in order to command and control unmanned aerial vehicles.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/222301/tablets_smartphones_join_the_military.html

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IDC has launched the ZB111 wireless-based barcode scanner, to provide low cost inventory management systems in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and surgeries.

http://www.manufacturingtalk.com/news/ixv/ixv131.html

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Stimulus incentives designed to spur hospitals and physicians to use EMR systems are among several factors that will drive growth of handheld devices in healthcare.

http://marketpublishers.com/lists/9338/news.html

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Spaulding Clinical has received clearance from federal regulators to begin using its new handheld device that will monitor heart activity.  The one button device records a subject's voice, then uses it as an identification tag that gets attached to the next five minutes of ECG recording.

http://www.jsonline.com/business/117967569.html

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The newly launched SafetyMate is a handheld First Aid device that delivers step by step audio instructions in both Irish and English.  It gives up to date first aid and CPR information for over 30 types of emergencies and is intended for use in schools, sports clubs, offices, industrial settings and homes

http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=16470

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BSM Technologies Inc. has received $1.2 million in fleet management contracts to monitor large numbers of snowmobiles in Canada.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2011/16/c3188.html

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In order to be more efficient and cost effective, companies are leaning more towards fleet tracking technology to manage their assets.

http://www.fieldtechnologies.com/rising-gas-prices-means-businesses-must-be-more-efficient/

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Sonim has announced its new rugged mobile phone - the Sonim XP3300 Force, an ultra-rugged MRM ready mobile handset designed to help enterprises and government organizations locate, track and manage mobile workers, their tasks and assets.

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/28860/rugged-mobile-phone/

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JLT Mobile Computers has launched a mobile broadband and GPS equipped JLT 1214S in vehicle computer.  The 1214S provides truck drivers with satellite navigation and online order management using its wireless broadband connection.

http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews/JLT_launches_rugged_mobile_computer_equipped_with_broadband_and_GPS_for_industrial_vehicles-8622.html

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