Monday, June 11, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of June 10, 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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Deutsche Telekom has launched an online M2M marketplace for manufacturers and dealers from around the world to offer their hardware, software, apps and solutions relating to M2M communication. Read Original Content

Better inventory visibility, greater supply chain management, improved sales and better customer service are driving demand for RFID technology in the apparel industry.  Frost & Sullivan predicts that with a widespread implementation of RFID technology into the industry, the market will reach $1478.1 million in 2017.  Read Original Content

PreisEnte has introduced a barcode scanner app, which will enable consumers to find the right barcode scanner by business and application.  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.

Bell Mobility and Econz Wireless have partnered to offer three new mobile business solutions:  A mobile time and attendance with GPS application; a mobile field service dispatch and work order management system; and a GPS tracking solution for employees and assets.  Read Original Content

O2 UK and Jasper Wireless are collaborating to deploy a cloud-based platform for management of M2M connections, enabling the quick and efficient rollout of connected devices for customers plus real time management and global support.  Read Original Content


The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has implemented an RFID solution for automated temperature monitoring, and plans to deploy wireless monitoring and asset tracking for most of its U.S. hospitals.  Read Original Content

Sony has introduced two new rugged Android-based smartphones, which will be available globally in the third quarter of 2012, the Xperia Go and the water and dustproof Xperia Acro S.  Read Original Content

Flowfinity Wireless has announced support for hardware add-ons for Apple’s iPhone to integrate hardware scanners with Flowfinity Actions software, allowing businesses to customize their own apps for data collection and lookup without programming.  Read Original Content

PayPal has introduced the PayPal InStore app in the U.K., enabling retail store customers to use their smartphones to pay for purchases.  Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

IDTechEx predicts the value of the RFID market will reach $7.46 billion in 2012, a jump from $6.37 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

The Department of Public Utilities in Orangeburg, South Carolina has implemented RFID technology to automate the inspection of utility poles.  Read Original Content

Verizon Communications will acquire Hughes Telematics with plans to extend the M2M technology for vehicles and fleet management to the asset tracking, mobile health and home automation areas.  Read Original Content

Thanks to GIS software company Esri and Astronomers Without Borders, citizen scientists around the world can use a free smartphone app to capture their observations of the transit of Venus and have their timing measurements immediately published on a map on esri.com.  Read Original Content

ABI Research forecasts the GPS/GNSS market will reach over $3.3 billion in 2016, with expansion into applications in cameras, gaming and tablets.  Read Original Content

Amazon has launched its Amazon Mobile App for Windows Phone, which includes a barcode scanner for users to scan products and compare prices with Amazon.  Read Original Content

With rising concerns about data collection and privacy invasion with mobile apps, Veracode has created an infographic using real world cases to outline the threat to user privacy posed by mobile apps.  Read Original Content

Rugged notebooks made of plastic may be a reality, as Intel has announced that a new way of making plastic makes it as rugged as metal.  Read Original Content

An executive at Canada’s Rogers Communications states that the “internet of things” will be a $384 million (C$400 million) market in Canada by 2015.  “$400 million is just the start. It's just the beginning of what we think is an absolute explosion of opportunity in the M2M space.”  Read Original Content

The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has begun a pilot program utilizing Leica Geosystems rugged tablet and Smart Antenna and Intergraph’s GIS management product to enhance the tracking of assets within its expansive network of public parks.  Read Original Content

Wireless network provider KORE Telematics has received the 2012 Mobility Award in the Enterprise Mobility/M2M category.  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.