Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of June 24, 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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Two RFID rugged mobile computers are now available to help retailers simplify inventory management - Honeywell’s Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer and Motorola’s MC3090-Z RFID mobile computer.  Read Original Content

Raco Wireless and Enterprise Mobile are working together to increase the popularity of M2M services, helping businesses without telecom expertise launch M2M services.  Read Original Content

A survey conducted by researchers at Sam Houston State University and Southern Arkansas University from 2005 to 2012 reveals that the utilization of RFID systems by manufacturers in the United States to track inventory has grown at a steady pace.  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.

In a move that may spell trouble for the portable GPS device market, Apple has announced the launch of Maps, its in-house mapping and GPS navigation service for iOS devices.  Read Original Content

A new e-book is available from NetMotion Wireless “The Top 5 Best Practices for Field Mobility”.  Read Original Content

Impinj has launched a new web-based analysis tool, the Store Performance Simulator, to enable retailers to perform “what-if” scenarios to aid in deciding whether or not to utilize RFID technology.  Read Original Content

RFID product maker Intermec has announced it will lay off 7 percent of its workforce in a move to cut costs.  Read Original Content

A sheriff’s office in Louisiana has implemented an e-ticketing solution, entering citation data directly into an iOS mobile device, using a portable barcode scanner for driver’s license and vehicle information collection, and a mobile printer for the actual citation.  Read Original Content

ExpeData has unveiled a data capture and forms management solution for iPad and Android tablet devices.  Read Original Content

Adapx has announced three new mobile solutions to automate paperwork for oil and gas companies.  Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) 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 party by ILS Technology.

T-Mobile and Raco Wireless are working with an ice machine vendor to provide an M2M solution that will notify vendors if the ice inventory is low, if the temperature rises above freezing, and if there is an equipment malfunction.  Read Original Content

Frost & Sullivan predicts that the active RFID and sensor networks market will earn revenues of $8.39 billion in 2017 with widespread global implementation of RFID technology in business processes.  Read Original Content

Florida is considering the use of a GPS tracking device on autos in the state to log every mile driven and taxing drivers on how many miles they travel rather than on how much gas they purchase, eliminating the current fuel tax.  Read Original Content

Esri has launched ArcGIS online for organizations, a cloud-based mapping system that offers “expanded collaboration tools for cataloging, visualizing, and sharing geospatial information”.  Read Original Content

RFID-equipped cell phone charms and QR code stickers can be lifesavers, holding medical records and important health care information.  Read Original Content

Washington’s Clark County has implemented a GPS tracking system for its vehicles, enabling the county to find the closest employee to a site, locate the most efficient routes, receive alerts on speeding, and ensure employees’ safety.  Read Original Content

Motorola Solutions has announced the acquisition of ruggedized mobile computing product provider Psion.  Read Original Content

In the world of airport operations, “regular” consumer tablets aren’t adequate.  Taughannock Aviation uses rugged tablets and custom software to make its operations more efficient, the company saves more than an hour each day and reports are more accurate.  Read Original Content

Sacramento Regional Transit has enhanced the GPS capabilities for its fleet of buses, and riders can instantly see where their buses are along the routes and when they will arrive.  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.