Monday, May 21, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of May 20, 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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By leveraging GIS technology to automate the collection of field data, Intermountain Gas Company obtained a 20 percent improvement in the efficiency of field survey crews.  Read Original Content

KORE and ILS Technology have formed a partnership to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations.  The goal is to enable organizations to access, view and analyze M2M data on existing enterprise IT systems.  Read Original Content

To aid developers in selecting the appropriate cellular and connectivity hardware for their M2M devices, Qualcomm has created a searchable database,  Read Original Content

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SkyWave Mobile Communications has introduced a new series of M2M terminals with dual mode satellite-cellular capability.  The IDP-780 is designed for land mobile applications and offers an extended satellite payload and dual SIM capability.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets has released the “2011 RFID Brand Report,” ranking the best-known and most respected companies in the RFID market overall based on a survey of 500 RFID journal readers.  Read Original Content

After implementing an automated field workflow using tablet devices, the Norris Public Power District in Nebraska has seen up to a 75 percent time savings.  Read Original Content

Safeguard Properties in Cleveland has been piloting a field service mobile app, INSPI2, which has provided them a 50 percent reduction in time uploading inspection results to their servers, among other benefits.  Read Original Content

Hyland Software’s new OnBase Mobile software suite offers insurance organizations the ability for field agents to access and collect information in real-time.  Read Original Content

Cinterion has announced that its PH8 and PHS8 M2M modules have passed Pre-Approval testing on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ wireless network.  Read Original Content

Honeywell has recently introduced its new mobile computer, the Optimus 5900 RFID, which combines RFID technology and automated data collection, enabling streamlined inventory management.  Read Original Content

The volume of cellular M2M subscriptions is predicted to increase four-fold between 2010 and 2016.  Libelium reports on “50 Censor Applications for a Smarter World” in this article, also available as a PDF document.  Read Original Content

Rugged tablet PC systems have evolved to adapt to harsh operating conditions, making mobile computer solutions an integral component for soldiers in the field and aerospace personnel.  Read Original Content

Sheriff and police departments are turning to mobile computing and rugged tablet PC’s, allowing personnel to focus their time policing the streets.  Read Original Content

Soldiers at the White Sands Missile Range are testing Android-powered smartphones and tablets in war-like exercises and extreme conditions.  Read Original Content

Rogers Communications and Axeda Corporation have formed a partnership to accelerate the deployment and reduce the complexity around development of M2M solutions in Canada.  Read Original Content

South Korea’s SK Telecom has developed an RFID disposal management system designed to encourage citizens to recycle and reduce the amount of their daily food waste.  Read Original Content

The Second Annual Field Technology Conference will be held September 26-27, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.  The Field Technology Conference offers attendees a look at trends in Field Hardware (handheld/tablet computers, GPS receivers, laser rangefinders, smartphones), Remote Sensing (lidar, photogrammetry, UAVs, scanning) and Mapping Software (data collection, data processing, map building).  Read Original Content

Competing with Google’s Navigation app, the CoPilot GPS app will be made available free of charge for iOS and Android.  Read Original Content

A new free app for iPhone, Consmr, allows users to scan a product’s barcode and the app will display a product listing, an overall rating, and reviews by Consmr reviewers.  Read Original Content

The telematic insurance market worldwide is predicted to exceed 50 billion euro by 2020.  A new report is available on insurance telematics from PTOLEMUS Consulting Group and includes 10-year market forecasts for motor insurers, Telematic Service Providers, Telematic Technology Providers and mobile operators.  Read Original Content

Field ID has launched a new app, Field ID Mobile, for the iPhone for inspection management, safety audits, and compliance.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.