Monday, April 02, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of April 1, 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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InSync Software has announced the availability of Sapphire, its new iApp 4.0 application platform.  Sapphire features enhancements that include GPS device support and smartphone support for InSync Mobile. Read Original Content

Law enforcement's use of geospatial analytics has moved far beyond a couple of researchers or the fictional exploits of the television show Numb3rs; and businesses are now following their example in using GIS technology and applying geospatial predictive analysis to their businesses. Read Original Content

New 2010 U.S. Census datasets are now available and can be downloaded as a collection of layer packages from ArcGIS. Read Original Content

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The RFID Journal has announced the finalists for the 2012 RFID Journal Awards, in categories including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, and Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service. Read Original Content

The French North Pole 2012 Expedition will be using the Algiz XRW notebook by Handheld for communications and computing during its five-week expedition. Read Original Content

Toshiba Tec is developing an optical recognition scanner that recognizes a product by its appearance rather than scanning a barcode. The scanner will use color and pattern to recognize each item. Read Original Content

Mobile field service application provider FieldConnect has added three new products:  FieldDispatch, a web-based graphical dashboard for service call management; FieldQuotes, for mobile quote creation by sales and field staff; and FieldTime, a mobile time card application. Read Original Content

Digi International and Wind River have formed a partnership to create and deliver an array of M2M builder solutions.  The M2M Solution Builder kit availability is expected in June 2012. Read Original Content

Logic PD has announced a new System on Module with wireless capabilities.  The DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM is the industry’s smallest, and is an “off-the-shelf solution for use in wireless M2M applications such as telehealth devices and remote industrial monitoring systems.” Read Original Content

ASAP Systems has released a beta version of its new cloud-based asset tracking software.  The software can be used anywhere with an Internet connection and on any type of device - a tablet, smartphone or a mobile barcode or RFID scanner from Motorola. Read Original Content

To aid with monitoring and managing tools, CribMaster has announced ProtoID hand tools, each embedded with a passive UHF RFID tag. Read Original Content

Microelectronics Technology Inc. has released MINI ME, designed to convert Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones and tablets into RFID readers. Read Original Content

Psion has announced the launch of a new rugged handheld device for mobile workers in the field.  The Omnii RT15 is designed for field service, delivery, field data collection and transportation. Read Original Content

Opticon now offers the H22, a rugged handheld device that is essentially a smart barcode scanner for applications such as logistics and carrier service, postal delivery, field service and sales, facilities management and security. Read Original Content

Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS apps for iOS and Android enable consumers to scan the barcode from their prescription bottle to order refills of medications. Read Original Content

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