Monday, February 13, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 13, 202

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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Trimble has developed a rugged tablet that is stronger and more durable than other rugged tablets in the field mobile market. The Trimble Yuma has been military tested and operates using Window 7 OS. Read Original Content

Scientists from the University of Montpellier have found a way to print RFID tags onto paper allowing them to create inexpensive RFID tags. Read Original Content

Ryan Systems and the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture has been carrying out pilot deployments of a solution that employs radio frequency identification technology to track food produce and its temperature as the food is shipped from Taiwan and California. Read Original Content

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GPS Insight has helped Crescent Electric Supply Company run a more efficient fleet of vehicles by reducing the consumption of fuel. In one month, Crescent's Salt Lake City branch saw a mileage reduction of 1,605 miles. This reduction saved the branch $4,815 in fuel. Read Original Content


Trimble introduced recently a new generation of GNSS devices for GIS field applications, the Trimble Juno 3B and 3D handhelds. With the new Trimble Juno series, mobile workforces ranging from public utilities to municipalities are empowered with rugged, integrated GNSS handhelds that are optimized for everyday fieldwork such as asset management, data collection and inspections. Read Original Content

Identive Group has provided the Dutch Ministry of Defense with 59,500 SmartFold smart card readers that enable secure access to the ministry’s computer network for Defense employees working remotely. Read Original Content

Goodpack, a container-leasing company based in Singapore, is in the process of installing EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags on 2.6 million collapsible, steel containers, so that it can track them as they are rented by customers to transport materials around the globe. Read Original Content

Xplore Technologies, a manufacturer of rugged tablet PCs, has received a purchase order from one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers in North America for the purchase of over $2.8 million in the Company’s iX104C5 rugged tablet computers. These C5 tablets are expected to be delivered during the first half of calendar 2012 and will be used to improve the productivity of the customer’s field operations. 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.