Monday, September 05, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 5, 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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Five hundred Dubuque, Iowa bus commuters have volunteered to travel with RFID tags provided by the city in order to help transportation officials study the travel habits of passengers including popular destinations and stops.  Read Original Content

SAP has developed a mobile health application that provides physicians with a patient’s medical history, medications, X-rays, and vital signs.  Later this year a number of European hospitals will begin a pilot program to test the new application.  Read Original Content

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Duke University have developed and tested an RFID tag and reader designed to alert workers and equipment operators in the event of an imminent collision.  Read Original Content

The Sonim XP3300 Force, a new rugged phone, won the Guinness world record for surviving a drop from 25 meters without breaking. The previous record was a drop of 3.25 meters also preformed by Sonim.  Read Original Content

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Avis Rent A Car is using RFID enabled cars that allows corporate customers to rent vehicles at unmanned remote locations including corporate parking lots.  Read Original Content

Acres Group, a landscape service company, used GPS asset tracking to reclaim $30,000 in stolen property and was also able to reduce driver speeding by 92 percent after studying driver habits.  Read Original Content

Greenway Medical Technologies has released a new application for iPad devices that allows healthcare workers to access patient medical records through the app while moving throughout clinics and hospitals.  Read Original Content

NexTraq, a GPS fleet management has assisted Columbus Water Works in increasing productivity by 15 percent.  Read Original Content

DAP Technologies has announced that it will embed AirWatch's Mobile Device Management software on its rugged handheld and tablet computers for enterprise and industrial applications.  This will enable organizations to remotely secure, monitor, manage and support all mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls is giving over 3,500 employees new uniforms enabled with RFID tracking tags.  Fallsview expects to see a drop in theft and lost uniforms due to increased tracking ability.  Read Original Content

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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.