Monday, November 21, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 21, 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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Panasonic has officially announced its Toughpad lineup of rugged tablets.  The 10-inch A1 and 7-inch B1, are built for heavy-duty usage scenarios like military deployment, construction sites, and unruly kindergarten classrooms. Read Original Content

Mobile apps geared to enterprises will generate more than $150 billion globally for solution providers over next six years, according to Insight Research Corp. Read Original Content

Korean pharmaceutical companies are beginning to use RFID tracking technology to maintain more secure inventories and to prevent illegal production and sale of counterfeit and substandard drugs. 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.

Xplore Technologies, a manufacturer of rugged tablet PCs, has recently received purchase orders from one of the world’s largest utility companies for the purchase of more than 4,000 of the Company’s newly launched iX104C5 rugged tablet PCs, representing over $14 million in aggregate sales orders. Read Original Content

A new report from IDTechEx suggests that by 2021 the market for RFID farming and animal tracking will have increased 3.7 fold from $1.17 billion in 2011 to $4.09 billion. Read Original Content

Railroad inspectors are using a ruggedized tablet computer made by Samwell as they monitor the safety of railroad lines in Australia. The tablet, RUGGEDBOOK SR858, has a pushcart attachment that allows the tablet to be mounted to a cart, which follows along railroad tracks. Read Original Content

GreenHunter Water LLC a provider of water-management solutions and services to oil and gas companies is installing the first RFID-based well head management system at six oil drill sites in West Virginia. This deployment will enable the company to track wastewater pumped out of temporary storage tanks and subsequently deposited in authorized waste wells. Read Original Content

During Calgary’s largest construction conference, Buildex Calgary, companies got an inside look at the future of construction technology. Recent trends suggest that rugged tablets will soon be a common tool used throughout building projects. Read Original Content

Container security and tracking revenues will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent from $212 million in 2011 to $690 million in 2016, according to a recent report from ABI Research. Read Original Content

The Android smartphone and mobile tablet computer soon will play major roles on the digital battlefield, as government agencies join forces with the aerospace and defense industry to find ways to safeguard these technologies from hackers and eavesdroppers, according to John Keller of Military and Aerospace Electronics. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.