Monday, May 09, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 9, 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 U.S. market for smart grid technologies was worth $15.3 billion in 2008.  This is expected to increase to $17.3 billion in 2009 and $37.4 billion in 2014.


Daily RFID has released a new RFID tag for cattle ranchers that makes tracking livestock more accurate and reliable.


The Davenport City Council awarded the city’s fire department $250,000 to upgrade to rugged electronics including Panasonic’s Toughbook.


Smiths Detection has launched a new, more accurate handheld radiation detector to identify radiological and nuclear threats.  The device has a wide array of applications from enabling civil defense and first responder rad-nuc search operations, to helping port and border personnel with cargo, container and vehicle screening.


Digital Dispatch Systems, the taxi business unit of DDS Wireless International Inc., has received an order for $1.7 million from Taxis G7 of Paris, France, for the company's Vector 9000 mobile data terminals.


Juniper Research estimates that some 500 million people across the globe will use their NFC enabled mobile devices to travel on metros and buses by 2015.


NCR has signed agreements with Delta Air Lines, U.S. Airways, West Jet, Qatar and other unnamed airlines, enabling their passengers to check in for their flights with mobile phones and other mobile devices.


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.


After seeing the effectiveness of smartphone use by insurgents and the Taliban, the U.S. Army is developing a suite of applications based on Android for use in tactical situation.


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced the establishment of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a partnership that will leverage mobile technology to help prevent death during childbirth.  MAMA plans to launch in Bangladesh, India and South Africa


OhioHealth of Columbus has become the latest hospital to release its own smartphone application, recently rolling out a women’s health app that aims to connect patients with their obstetric and gynecological caregivers.

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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.