Monday, April 25, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of April 25, 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 Defense Department has chosen Android to develop a smartphone network and military apps for soldiers out in the field.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Army-Marine-Corps-Android-Phone,news-10946.html

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Modiv Media has a handheld device that allows people to scan in their purchases in grocery stores and avoid lines.  They will soon release an iPhone app that allows people to shop through stores simply using their phones.

http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/Feeds/2011/04/wireless-e-zpass-for-your-grocery-store/

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Officials at Dallas’ Department of Intergovernmental Service are deploying asset-tracking software for managing asset data in the field and a bar code label printer for creating asset tags.

http://gcn.com/articles/2011/04/04/city-of-dallas-asset-tracking.aspx

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The USDA is ramping up efforts to track livestock with microchip implants in horses. This will allow handheld devices to scan chips planted behind the animal’s neck.

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/horse-health/2006/january/16/more-than-just-identification.aspx

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Dutch semiconductor firm NXP has launched a high-speed radiofrequency identification item level tag which it says has been specifically designed to work well in "dense tag populations - as required, for example, in medical and pharmaceutical applications."

http://www.securingpharma.com/40/articles/916.php

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SAP awarded a 2011 SAP Pinnacle award to mobility partner ClickSoftware for “developing and growing their partnership and driving customer success.”

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/clicksoftware-awarded-2011-sap-pinnacle-award-119682699.html

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The mobile healthcare market will approach $10 billion in the next five years, according to a report from global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mobile-wireless/229401173

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As the mobile health industry is becoming more popular AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint may be entering the market.

http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/72264.html?wlc=1303678838&wlc=1303752939

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EMTs in Montgomery County, Tennessee, are using the onBoard Mobile Gateway to obtain wireless connectivity for sending cardiac monitoring data back to the hospital during emergencies.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/emts-turn-ambulances-wi-fi-hot-spots/2011-04-18

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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.