Monday, April 11, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of April 11, 2011

The 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 global printed electronics market including RFID technology is expected to grow from $2.8 billion in 2008 to $24.25 billion in 2015.


NASCAR pit crews are now using sensor technology and tablet PC’s to track the performance of racecars. Driver Safety%5D


The FDA has recently cleared the use of a handheld device that analyzes blood in real time.  This is the fourth medical handheld device that the FDA has cleared since January.


DAILY RFID has released UHF RFID Wristband for patient identification and management.  With an RFID chip sealed inside the wristband, the RFID Wristband can be used to automatically record and transfer the real-time data for hospital management.


Continental Tire is utilizing Wi-Fi-based tags to locate components for its tire assembly plant, reducing the time workers spend searching for parts and ensuring that they are used before expiring.


Avery Dennison RFID, the world’s largest producer of radiofrequency identification inlays, has announced the shipment of its one billionth ultrahigh-frequency RFID inlay.


Networkfleet, Inc. now offers Fuel Card Reporting capabilities through its wireless fleet management system.  In addition to extensive fuel usage and miles per gallon reporting, they offer Fuel Card Reporting that gives fleet managers the ability to track fuel transactions and identify unauthorized fuel purchases.


Truck manufacturers are deploying more telematics technology for fleet management, as shown by recent announcements from Hino Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, and Daimler Trucks North America.


WaveMark has unveiled its newest Clinical Business Intelligence and Real Time Inventory Management (CIMS) solution set.  The WaveMark solution leverages RFID technology to track high value medical supplies such as stents, catheters or implantable cardiac defibrillators through receipt, storage and clinical use.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Whitepapers of Note

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Webinar of Note

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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.