Monday, November 28, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 28, 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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SAP and Sybase, a provider of enterprise and mobile software, have unveiled new mobile apps designed for a wide range of industries and mobile workers, from executives to knowledge and task workers. Read Original Content

The U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency is installing more than 6,500 active radio frequency identification tags as part of its Next Generation Wireless Communications program for logistics applications, to track military vehicles and other equipment as they are washed at Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait. Read Original Content

The U.S. Army is currently developing a tablet computer for battlefield use. The tablet is expected to use Android operating systems, and be smaller than Apple’s iPad with a ruggedized a protective case. 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.

In recent years rugged tablet computers have found practical uses in work settings that include dairy farms, beverage distributors, and auto-part companies as they find that tablet computers allow for more efficient business practices. Read Original Content

Panasonic has released a new collection of rugged tablet devices with both 7-inch and 10-inch options. These Android-powered devices are built to withstand rugged environments in field service settings. Read Original Content

SAP has launched a mobile app store that focuses on enterprise mobility apps that cater to mobile workers using handheld devices. Read Original Content

By 2014 Pike Research expects there to be 6.5 million installed tracking units for fleet vehicles worldwide. Read Original Content

To better measure traffic flow, the Texas Transportation Institute and private R&D organization Battelle have installed a system that reads government-issued passive UHF tags attached to the windshields of northbound commercial traffic. This effort is expected to increase the flow of traffic and maintain a secure border passage between Mexico. Read Original Content

Eighteen months after launching its Next Generation Check-In system using RFID to automate baggage check-in at Perth Airport, Qantas Airways has permanently deployed the solution at all six of its major Australian airport locations, as well as at dozens of smaller regional airports. Read Original Content

2ergo India, a provider of mobile marketing solutions, has developed a mobile app that allows employers to track workers via smartphones. This app is focused towards companies who have feet-on-street employees, such as customer service workers and door-to-door salesmen. 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.