Monday, July 04, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 4, 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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ReboundTAG, based in the United Kingdom, has created a new solution focused on preventing baggage theft or loss for airlines and individual business flyers through the use of RFID technology.  Read Original Content.

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense recently ordered 12,500 rugged tablet PCs at a total cost of £30 million.  The tablets are for use by front line commands.  Read Original Content.

The total smart grid market in the Asia Pacific region is predicted to be worth $28.8 billion by 2017, up from $11.9 billion this year.  Cumulative smart grid investment in the region is expected to reach $171.3 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content.

Traffic jams and travel time will be reduced greatly after Mumbai India equips toll routes and commuter vehicles with RFID tags.   Read Original Content.

The Army Geospatial Center has recently awarded Technology Advancement Group a contract to build a rugged surveying tablet device.  Read Original Content.

FleetMatics has received praise for its new mobile app that allows fleet owners to track their vehicles through a mobile app.  Read Original Content.

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.  http://www.syclo.com/.

A new smartphone application to detect concussions will soon be available, making the smartphone even smarter.  At the University of North Carolina experts in head trauma are working towards developing a mobile application that will help determine if someone has suffered from concussion.  Read Original Content.

After a recent study IBM has found that there is a potential market for small handheld devices that monitor an individual’s health.  Read Original Content.

General Dynamics Itronix recently released the GD3015 tablet PC that features aspects from both consumer tablets and ruggedized tablets.  The GD3015 will be geared towards law enforcement, utilities, and transportation sectors.  Read Original Content.

Hospitals are embracing new technology in New Zealand with the local District Health Board placing an order for several new C5v Mobile Clinical Assistant tablet PCs from Motion following a successful trial.  Read Original Content.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

SAP and the Enterprise Mobility Message
London Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, July 1st
Brussels Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, June 30th
Small Mobile Apps Prove Big on ROI - Guest Blogger
Frankfurt Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, June 29th
Geneva Eggs With Benedict Mobility Breakfast Meeting, June 27th
Paris Eggs with Benedict Breakfast Meeting, June 26th

Upcoming Events

ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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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.