Monday, May 16, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 16, 2011

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

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According to Berg Insight, the number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 2.1 million in fourth quarter 2010 and is expected to reach 3.8 million by 2015.


Xplore Technologies has unveiled its fifth generation of rugged tablets, which are designed to withstand the shocks and vibrations in military vehicles, ambulances or police cars.


This summer telehealth services provider Teladoc plans to launch a group of iPhone and iPad medical apps for physicians that will enable them to collaborate using Apple’s FaceTime video calling app.


Hoyos Group has unveiled a new product called EyeLock at the Finovate conference in San Francisco.  EyeLock is considered the first and only portable iris-scanning device for consumers.


The City of Fort Worth, Texas has selected Radiant RFID's asset tracking solution, Virtual Asset Tracker, to inventory and locate all items purchased by the city using federal grant money.


Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Syclo.


Malaysia will give locally-reared pigs embedded identity discs in a bid to stop the illegal slaughter and distribution of meat that is unfit for human consumption.


DAILY RFID has developed a kit for hospital tracking to deploy RFID solutions easily in the healthcare industry.  With the RFID hospital tracking system, the healthcare industry will be further optimized for patient and asset tracking aspects.


Embedded radio frequency identification tags on a company’s plastic pallets helped lead law enforcement officials to a supply of stolen products in Ohio.


Chiltern Railways has launched a pioneering new approach to ticketing at Marylebone station, with an integrated mobile ticketing system that enables passengers to buy, instantly receive and validate tickets through an app on their mobile phone.


Within the next few weeks, the New York Stock Exchange will be employing an AeroScout real-time location system to track the location of handheld computers and thereby ensure that traders do not pass from one trading floor to another with those devices and thereby potentially conduct an unauthorized transaction.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Whitepapers of Note

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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.