Monday, February 06, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 6, 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 U.S. government has approved specific Android devices for use by federal employees and officers in the military this year. This is the first time that smartphones have been approved to handle classified documents in the field. Read Original Content

The U.S. Forest Service has selected Psion's compact Workabout Pro 3 for data collection in rugged environments. Read Original Content

TomTom passed another milestone by providing fleet management solutions to 15,000 customers who actively manage over 175,000 vehicles. This is an increase of 30 percent compared to the 134,000 vehicles at the start of the year. 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.

Glacier Computer, developer of rugged industrial computing solutions announced recently the availability of the T510K a 10-inch portable tablet to their existing product line of vehicle & fixed mount terminals, portable tablets, and rugged handheld computers. Read Original Content
With concerns over disease and global trade trumping tradition, federal regulators are promoting the switch to RFID electronic ear tags for cattle tracking. Read Original Content

Getac, a designer and manufacturer of rugged computers that are built for field-based operations, has been selected as a supplier for the United States Air Force’s Quantum Enterprise Buy program. Read Original Content

ViryaNet Limited announced that a North American utility has selected the company’s mobile workforce management solution. Using Vertex’s Outsourced Field Service Dispatch, utilities can retain their field technicians while outsourcing dispatchers to Vertex. Read Original Content

Motorola Solutions has introduced new MC2100 series of mobile computers to deliver industrial mobile computing offerings for retail, manufacturing and supply chain businesses. 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.