Monday, March 26, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of March 26, 2012

The Field Mobility and M2M 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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Axeda Corporation, a provider of a cloud platform for running and managing M2M transactions, through a partnership with SAP Gold Certified Partner GlobalSoft Solutions is connecting real-time data from its platform to SAP ERP and CRM systems. Read Original Content

The world market for RFID technology is projected to reach USD $18.7 billion by the year 2017, according new research announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc. Read Original Content

Parents of newborns at Colquitt Regional Medical Center can now feel an added measure of comfort thanks to a new state-of-the-art infant protection system called “Cuddles.” The new security system consists of tiny bracelets for the newborns that are constantly monitored by RFID technology. Read Original Content

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Set to hit the market in June for well over a grand, Panasonic’s SR-SX2 rice cooker works with FeliCa-enabled smartphones, which is an RFID smart card system developed by Sony. Through a downloadable app users can specify the type of rice they're cooking, the length of timers, and other settings, all by touching their phone to a blue icon on the cooker's lid. Read Original Content

The rugged handheld device Getac's PS236 is now available with AndroidTM. The military standard mobile handheld now comes equipped with Android 2.2, for those partners and customers looking to run the open-source software. Read Original Content

A lobbyist for the RFID industry has convinced Connecticut legislators to consider implanting spy chips on the state's license plates. The state Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to pass a bill asking the Department of Motor Vehicles to create a report on the implementation of RFID for motor vehicle registration. Read Original Content

M2M non-connectivity revenue to total M2M revenue in Europe amounted to 3.0 percent in 2010 and 4.2 percent in 2011. The study by Frost and Sullivan predicts that it will grow significantly in next few years. At this rate, it is expected to grow to more than 20 percent by 2017. Read Original Content

California-based auto glass wholesaler Mygrant Glass is eliminating the need for paperwork for delivery verification, by equipping its drivers with mobile RFID interrogators provided by IDBlue, that read passive EPC Gen 2 ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags on the products being delivered, and then forward that information to Apple iPads. Read Original Content

GreenRoad has announced the results of a Fleet Leaders Survey showing twenty-eight percent of fleet leaders are actively using smartphones for fleet management today and 8 percent are using iPads or tablet computers. Read Original Content

The global market for satellite M2M services is projected to reach $1.6 billion by the year 2017. Growth will be primarily driven by the launch of new satellite services designed to support high-speed, next-generation data intensive M2M applications. Read Original Content

In its analysis of regulatory factors, the management consultancy Detecon International states that unless the countries in Southeast Asia create a specific regulatory framework, M2M will be unable to develop into a successful market. Read Original Content

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