Monday, August 08, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 8, 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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Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has developed an RFID tag that is attached to a vehicle’s front window that pays for parking as the car drives through the main entrance of parking sites.  Read Original Content

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project has required all employees to wear RFID tags to further increase safety after a recent security breach.  Read Original Content 

A New Jersey city has provided residents with RFID-enabled recycle bins that keep track of how many loads of recyclables each resident provides.  The city keeps track of these numbers and rewards residents with coupons to local businesses based on the number of bin-loads.  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.

A new survey by cTrack shows that companies using GPS tracking systems for their vehicle fleets find many benefits which include fuel-cost savings, reduced overtime, and lowered communication costs.  Read Original Content

Waitrose and John Lewis transport vehicles are being equipped with Daimler’s FleetBoard telematics hardware in order to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption.  Read Original Content

An experiment by Queralt Inc. has found that factories can use GPS sensors and RFID tracking to monitor workers' movements within a manufacturing plant in real time so that plant supervisors can better manage employees.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army is nearing the end of a six-week trial period of 300 off the shelf smartphones that include iPhone, Android and Window’s devices to be used in battlefield environments.  Read Original Content

Handheld US, a supplier of rugged PDAs and devices throughout North America, is currently experiencing record breaking growth due to shipments to customers within forestry, military, and public transportation.  Read Original Content

A mini-RFID device imbedded on a person’s smartphone allows paramedics and emergency room doctors to “tap” the patient’s phone and view relevant medical information such as blood type and date of birth.  Read Original Content

According to a study by Manhattan Research, there is significant physician demand for access to prescription drug information and online promotion programs on smartphones and iPads.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 - 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
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
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

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.