Monday, August 01, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 1, 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 Australian Live Exporters Council has made a new regulation that requires all cattle being exported from Australia to be equipped with an RFID tracking tag.  Read Original Content

The FDA has announced the availability of the Mobile Medical Applications draft guidance that will go into effect sometime after October 19, 2011.  The goal for the FDA is to provide accurate and up-to-date information for consumers and patients, partly to address the increasing number of health applications that may not always be accurate or may contain information from unreliable sources.  Read Original Content

Italian gun manufacturers will begin putting RFID tags on their weapons starting next year.  The new technology is set to become standard for inventory and tracking weapons manufactured in Italy.  Read Original Content

A recent vehicle tracking survey conducted by Ctrack finds that more than 70 percent of customers using vehicle-tracking technology have used it for more than four years.  This indicates that vehicle tracking is becoming an important operational tool for fleets worldwide.  Read Original Content

Research conducted by TechNavio reveals that the RFID market in the healthcare industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 29 percent.  Read Original Content

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the New York City area awarded a four-year, $6.9 million contract to VeriFone Systems for delivery, installation, and warranty and maintenance services for 1,000 TransitPAY systems to provide real-time bus information to customers on Staten Island buses.  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.

Flemming Cargo Securement, a transportation monitoring and recovery services company, is partnering with wireless technology firm OnAsset Intelligence to provide customers with a way to track shipments using cellular-based sensor technology and a manned response team using RFID sensors.  Read Original Content

The Army has launched a new troop-tracking system that is now being tested by five brigades in the field.  The newest system called Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below/Blue Force Tracking, allows commander to view unit locations and remotely monitor the status of troops.  Read Original Content

Part of a research project by the School of Agriculture at Newcastle University in the UK is employing RFID technology to study changes in animal feeding behavior that may indicate the early signs of disease.  Read Original Content

Arbor Technology has announced a new 10.4-inch Windows 7 tablet designed for warehousing applications.  This device is aimed towards customers in warehouse environments and is designed to withstand tough treatment.  Read Original Content

Members of the mining industry are going paperless and are now using RFID tracking to monitor the location of vehicles and shipments that are transporting ore to and from dump sites.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

What Kevin Benedict is Learning about Enterprise Mobility this Month
Mobile Expert Podcast Series: Sybase's Dan Ortega, Part 1
Projections for and Demonstrations of HTML5
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - Las Vegas in November
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pintov

Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 - Sydney, Australia - October 25 - 27, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 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.