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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun a pilot program that uses RFID technology to increase the security and rate of passage at the Paso del Norte Bridge border crossing. Read Original Content
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has selected Panasonic’s Toughbook 31 and Toughbook CF-19 fully-rugged mobile computers for countywide vehicle deployment. More than 2,600 patrol vehicles and 100 motor units will be outfitted with the in-vehicle computing solutions. Read Original Content
Largely due to growing markets, including RFID, the global organic electronics market is forecast to reach $32.8 billion by 2017. Read Original Content
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Farmers and field scientists can now instantly identify diseases attacking crops and plants, thanks to a Michigan State University professor’s new invention. Dr. Syed Hashsham has developed the Gene-Z device, which performs genetic analysis using a low-cost handheld device and is operated using smartphone technology. Read Original Content
The European Union continues to support the global positioning system method of tracking cargo instead of the alternative Radio Frequency Identification. Read Original Content.
Radiant RFID recently announced that it has partnered with the Texas Department of Public Safety to track over $1 billion in assets. Read Original Content
Kirk Appleford of Raven Industries expects farm telematics to continue on a trend similar to the oil, mining and construction industries. The United States is currently experiencing a movement towards farm equipment telematics solutions. Read Original Content
TomTom has released a mobile app called Webfleet Mobile that allows business owners to more closely supervise the driving habits of employees while operating fleet vehicles. Read Original Content
Lockheed has developed a rugged handheld computer called Monax that is being tested by the Marine Corps Pacific Experimentation Center with plans to be used in battlefront and humanitarian environments. Read Original Content
DAILY RFID has come out with a new RFID student attendance solution. This RFID student attendance tracking system provides secure and automatic attendance management in schools. Read Original Content
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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.