Monday, April 30, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of April 29, 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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Cisco Systems predicts there will be over ten billion mobile internet-connected devices in 2016, including M2M modules. Read Original Content

Telenor Connexion has been selected by Microwave Technology to provide an M2M solution to connect scientists in the field across six continents, enabling them to provide a worldwide tracking and monitoring system for wildlife. Read Original Content

A white paper is available from UBM Techweb entitled, “Two Roads to Mobile Workforce Management: Choosing Between On-Premises and Cloud Delivery.” Read Original Content

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Trimble has launched the next-generation of its Trimble GPS Pathfinder family — the Trimble Pro 6H and Pro 6T receivers for GIS and mobile mapping. Read Original Content

NEC and Wyless have partnered to create a strategic alliance to explore end-to-end M2M service opportunities. Read Original Content


A survey conducted by Ryzex and 1st Touch in the UK revealed that 67 percent of local government and social housing organizations have integrated rugged or semi-rugged mobile technology. Read Original Content

NeoMedia Technologies has received a patent, “Messaging Interchange System” for methods and systems to provide mobile barcode users with automatic access to remote computers. Read Original Content

Byte Works has released a new version of techBASIC, an iOS app for scientists and hobbyists that can be used to “pull in data from internal (accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope) and external sensors.” Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Canada has launched the Samsung Galaxy Rugby smartphone, a rugged mobile device that is both dustproof and waterproof. Read Original Content

India has opened its first RFID-based electronic toll plaza, which has all 14 lanes using RFID technology for electronic toll collection. Read Original Content

ConnectCode has released a new version of ConnectCode Barcode Fonts, which will allow standards-compliant barcodes to be created on mobile devices using web fonts. Read Original Content

Blasting Solutions Inc. has found that using mobile devices reduces the time spent by field staff filling out job books by 75 percent. Read Original Content

A recent report from Visiongain forecasts that M2M will see rapid growth and revenues will reach $38.1 billion in 2012. Read Original Content

The Boston Red Sox have jumped on the M2M bandwagon and upgraded the Internet infrastructure at Fenway Park.  The new service allows members of the media covering games to perform realtime uploads of photography and video files. Read Original Content

MiX Telematics has launched a mobile fleet management solution in Asia, MiX Track, which is designed for both large and small fleets. Read Original Content

AT&T labs recently showed off some of their innovations, including a “Got My Stuff” demo of how RFID can be used to ensure you have all the items you need when you get in your car to leave (wallet, mobile device, glasses, etc.). Read Original Content

Mobile field force automation provider Retriever Communications is expanding into the United States and opening national headquarters in Texas. Read Original Content

The Outsmart Invasive Species Project is taking data collection mobile with a free app for iPhones and Android devices.  The new app will allow users to identify, learn about, and report invasive species. Read Original Content

WalkTheLot.com has introduced a new app for Android devices that will allow rapid collection of automotive data by scanning and decoding VIN bar codes. Read Original Content

An RFID solution provides hands-free shuttle and maintenance vehicle access at Yellowknife airport in the Northwest Territories, where the temperature can dip down to minus 71 degrees. Read Original Content

Kodiak Networks and rugged mobile phone provider Sonim Technologies have partnered to integrate Kodiak’s push-to-talk technology on specialty devices for professional and outdoor use. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.