Monday, April 18, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of April 18, 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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Netherlands Railway has purchased 10,000 rugged handhelds for new ticket control practices.


The rescue team that saved trapped Chilean miners in 2010 was aided by Panasonic Toughbooks throughout the rescue effort.


The Department of Defense is continuing to introduce RFID technology into its shipment processes.


A Miami based company has created washable RFID tags to use on hotel robes and towels to better ensure they remain within the hotel and not a guest’s suitcase.


Panasonic has released a new toughbook model specifically designed for car evaluations and mechanics in field environments.


Motorola is gearing up to tackle the enterprise space with a rugged tablet running the Android operating system and a complementing stylus for signature capture.


License plates equipped with RFID tags allow travelers to pass through border checkpoints more quickly.


The FBI has completed a project that advances fingerprint scanning and tracking with a Lockheed Martinvbuilt handheld device.


Continental Tire is now using RFID tags to speed the assembly process of the production line.


A new mobile application will allow doctors to get near real time electrocardiograph data delivered to their iPads or iPhones so they can remotely monitor patients.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Podcast: SAP's Dr. Ahmed El Adl
Mobility News Weekly Podcast, April 15, 2011
New HTML5 IDE for Microsoft Visual Studio Environments
What I Hope to See and Do at Sapphire 2011
Webinar: m-Business Trends and the Onslaught of Mobile Devices!
2011 SAP Pinnacle Award Goes to an SAP Mobility Partner
Mobile Expert Podcast: Kore Telematic's Alex Brisbourne
Tour of the Mobile Enterprise Strategies Site
Mobile Expert Podcast Series: Philippe Winthrop
The Mobile Perspective

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Networked Field Services

Webinars of Note

Redstone Arsenal’s (DOD/Chugach) 3 Maintenance Challenges Solved by Mobile

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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.