Monday, January 23, 2012

Field Services News Weekly - Week of January 23, 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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The Danish Agriculture & Food Council's Pig Research Center is reviewing the results of a three-year pilot that tested ultrahigh-frequency RFID technology to track pigs from a few weeks after they are born until they are sold or received at a slaughterhouse. Read Original Content

At the Consumer Electronics Show Panasonic unveiled two new Toughpad rugged tablets that are designed to fit the needs of workers it extreme environments. Read Original Content

eProvenance, a Near Field Communication system for monitoring the temperature of cases of wine, is now in use by major producers to ensure the quality of their wine during shipment and storage. 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.

Wireless systems provider In Motion Technology is partnering with Clevest Solutions to offer what they call the "most integrated mobile workforce management and smart grid deployment system in the utility industry." Read Original Content

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Nearly half of federal IT workers recently surveyed use their mobile devices daily for work-related functions, according to a new poll. A survey by Fabrizio, Ward and Associates found that 45% of federal IT employees are using mobile devices for work on an everyday basis. Read Original Content

A large number of libraries in Queens, New York are converting to RFID tracking systems, which support RFID check-in and check-out. Fourteen libraries have converted their collection of books, journals, newspapers and other media to RFID enabled coding systems. Read Original Content

Europe and the Middle East are expected to see a 53% increase in tablet device sales as people find practical applications in both personal and work settings. Read Original Content

Casio is currently working with Sony to produce an ultra-rugged smartphone that can withstand a range of difficult environments. The device is still in the design stage but is expected to use an Android operating system. 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.