Monday, February 20, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 20, 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 Expressway Authority of Thailand and the Land Transport Department have earmarked Bt15 million to install RFID cameras to detect speed violations on Bangkok expressways. Read Original Content

Glacier Computer has announced the availability of a sunlight readable display for its T510K – 10-inch rugged tablet. "The new sunlight readable display option is perfect for mobile workers who are in and out of vehicles or need to use the T510K outside. The 800 NIT display offers optimal readability in direct sunlight", said Ron D'Ambrosio, CEO, Glacier Computer. " Read Original Content

A commercial version of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Keurig Vue coffee brewer will debut in the fall and will incorporate Vue paks embedded with RFID technology.  The paks are designed to simplify the brewing experience and ensure quality and consistency for users who are unfamiliar with the brewer. 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. http://www.syclo.com/.

Aqua Tek S Rugged iPhone case is made for the iPhone 4 and 4S and offers protection from drops, falls, and accidental spills. The case will even allow you to take your iPhone underwater, up to 20 feet. The built-in solar battery and solar charger also charges your iPhone. Read Original Content


To help prevent RFID theft from credit cards researchers are working on an on/off switch. A simple technology to achieve this end is being worked on by researchers at the Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering that would see the simple act of placing your finger on your card would turn in “on” when you go to pay for something. Read Original Content

Psion, a global provider of mobile computing solutions has announced a new version of its Neo light and rugged handheld computer that integrates Ultra High Frequency with its RFID technology. Read Original Content

Sacred Heart Medical Center in Oregon is using a real-time location system from Versus Technology to track the PAR levels of assets, enabling the facility to ensure that equipment is always on hand where needed. Read Original Content

Applied Weather Technology, Inc. has announced the release of GlobalView 2.0, a new version of the company's fleet management system featuring port forecasts, tide data, tools for easy customization and direct access to bunker pricing. The new version also includes improved safety features including global ice concentrations and spot forecasts with the latest weather and wave conditions. Read Original Content

Electric wall sockets in Britain haven't changed since the BS1363 standard was laid down in 1947, but Sony wants to reinvent them with RFID technology and authentication capabilities. The Japanese technology giant has created a prototype of a "smart socket" that can track energy use by different appliances, limit power consumption by time, user, or device, and even refuse to supply electricity to plugs that haven't previously been "authorized". Read Original Content

GAO Tek Inc. has released a new high performance digital signal level meter. It features a handheld design, high accuracy and automatic channel power test, the meter is intended for analog and digital television network construction and maintenance. Using spectrum and channel scanning functions, network faults can be diagnosed and analyzed. Read Original Content

Quartix, a UK company specializing in vehicle tracking, reported record sales and new installations for 2011, with exceptionally strong growth forecast for 2012. Quartix supplied just fewer than 20,000 vehicle tracking systems in 2011. This represented an increase of 125 percent over 2010 and brought the total number of systems installed to more than 50,000. Read Original Content

Doran Manufacturing, LLC has announced completing a collaborative integration project with SafetyTrax AVL to provide fleets with a web-based software application that provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators along with tire pressures and temperatures for every vehicle in a fleet. Read Original Content

ClickSoftware has reported record revenues for fourth quarter 2011, with quarterly revenues up 30 percent year over year, reaching a record $24 million. The company’s annual revenue growth was 23 percent, reaching a record $87.1 million. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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