Monday, January 09, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of January 9, 2012

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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RFID monitoring stations were used recently in a government construction project in
Virginia. Radio frequency identification tags were used to track tools and equipment throughout the construction site to limit lost supplies and resources. Read Original Content

A British Columbia based transit system is using RFID sensors to track vehicle routes and identify individual busses as they enter the warehouse to be refueled. Read Original Content

Throughout Taiwan motorcyclists use tablet devices for GPS and map features that help drivers navigate through busy streets and avoid traffic. 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.

According to IDTechEx the real time location systems market will increase from $255 million to $293 million in 2012, and reach $4 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

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Casio has developed a new way to send information between smartphones and other gadgets, encoding it visually in small sets of flashing pixels that appear on the screen of one device and are read by the camera of another. Read Original Content

Hitachi recently announced the order of a Passive RFID equipment tracking solution from the Singapore Civil Defense Force. This is the first RFID technology order made by the SCDF to use to support its current defense technologies. The RFID solution will be used to track equipment such as fire extinguishers and portable pumps. Read Original Content

Casio has announced that it plans to release a new IT-9000 handheld terminal. The models are ideally suited for operations that require Mobile printing, such as issuance of tickets for parking and traffic violations, receipts for public transportation, mobile point of sale, and field force automation. Read Original Content

OnForce has announced the release of its new iPhone application for IT service corporations and field technicians. The app, available today in the Apple App Store, offers significant efficiency and collaboration benefits throughout the lifecycle of every service event. 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.