Monday, July 02, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of July 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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Hidden RFID tags can be inserted into book, CD or DVD packaging during the manufacturing process, allowing the publisher to track the products throughout the supply chain, and also prevents counterfeit products being returned for a refund.
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Sierra Wireless has announced it will acquire Sagemcom’s M2M business, to occur in the third quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

Analysys Mason predicts M2M connections will grow to 2.1 billion by 2021, and revenue from M2M connectivity will reach $50.9 billion.  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.

ProfitZoom has launched a mobile field services application for Android devices, which enables field technicians of fire and life safety companies to download service tickets and all relevant information to service their client locations.  Read Original Content

Barcodes have inspired furniture and home décor, such as wall art, pillows, CD holders, chandeliers and even sofas.  Read Original Content

Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc. will host its second annual international developer’s conference targeting M2M industry experts, developers and analysts.  Telit DevCon will be held October 8, 2012 in San Diego.  Read Original Content

Panasonic’s Android-based rugged ToughPad tablet will launch in the United States in August of 2012 and in the Asia Pacific region in September.  Read Original Content

Apple’s Passbook app, a default app coming with iOS 6, will enable digital storage of boarding passes, event tickets and loyalty cards using barcode ticketing.  Read Original Content

A new report is available from Research and Markets - "Satellite Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Services - Global Strategic Business Report".  Read Original Content

Australia’s ferret website lists their recommendations for Apple’s top free barcode scanning apps.  Read original Content

Technology and operations firm iGate has introduced the iGate MobileField Service Solution, mobile tools for field service engineers, available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices.  Read Original Content

GSMA has predicted the business impact from growth of connected devices – smartphones, tablets, consumer electronics and M2M connectivity – in China will increase from $116 billion in 2012 to $707 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

GIS software development company 3-GIS and Gas Technology Institute, a research, development and training organization for the natural gas industry and energy markets, are collaborating to develop an application that enables high accuracy GPS field data to be collected on a smartphone or tablet device.  Read Original Content

A recent report from ScanLife, its Mobile Bar Code Trend Report, reveals that total mobile barcode scans processed through ScanLife in the first quarter of 2012 jumped to 13 million, an increase of 157 percent from the same period in 2011.  Read Original Content

The Schwan Food Company will use Cooltrax Fresh in Transit to track locations and monitor performance of its refrigerated vehicles using telemetry and RFID technology.  Read Original Content

BlueStar and Psion have formed an agreement to distribute rugged handheld devices, vehicle mount computers and connectivity solutions to the Mexico market.  Read Original Content

Google has launched Google Maps Coordinate, which utilizes a web app for field force management, allowing administrators to track the location of their mobile workers using GPS-equipped Android devices.  Read Original Content

Michelin is developing “communicating tires”, combining RFID technology with a tire pressure monitoring system to provide a complete picture of the condition of a tire.  The tire system will be launched in London for a fleet of 100 double-decker buses.  Read Original Content

M2M modules from Telit Wireless Solutions will enable connectivity for solar compactors and waste receptacles operated by BigBelly Solar for innovative management of waste and recycling.  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.

First responders utilize rugged mobile devices to collect data at emergency sites and relay vital health information to a hospital before the patient’s arrival.  Read Original Content

Facebook has pulled its GPS-locator feature, Find Friends Nearby, shortly after the feature’s introduction.  Read Original Content

Mobile field force automation provider Retriever Communications has launched Retriever Sniffing, a form solution for mobile field workers that streamlines the data collection process.  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.