Monday, July 16, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of July 15, 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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Vivint enables deployed servicemen and women to remotely control and monitor their home automation and security systems using the Vivint app on a compatible mobile device or computer.  Read Original Content

Family Respiratory in the northeast U.S. has implemented a barcode system for inventory and process automation.  The company experienced error ratios of .001 or less since implementing the system.  Read Original Content

To help determine if benefits outweigh the costs of implementing RFID technology, DC Velocity provides five reasons RFID technology might be right for you.  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.

QR codes were used for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game to enable fans to have tickets sent to their mobile devices and for numerous interactive promotions.  Read Original Content

Black Diamond Advanced Technology’s Modular Tactical System will be utilized by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command for the Operator Control System.  The system incorporates a tactical vest with power management and a rugged computing device and will primarily be used by Special Operations Forces.  Read Original Content

The RFID division at Avery Dennison is the fastest rising, with revenue tripling from $50 million in 2010 to more than $150 million in 2011.  The company sold more than 25 percent of all RFID tags in 2011.  Read Original Content

Smart cards and RFID tags are the common mechanisms for the implementation of RFID technology in India.  Over 100 libraries in the country have deployed RFID technology.  Read Original Content

A June 2012 report on M2M technology in smart cities and public transport from Machina Research ( predicts the smart-city sector of the M2M market will grow to 512 million connections in 2020, from 59 million in 2011.  Read Original Content

RFID technology is coming to the aid of law enforcement agencies, enabling tracking and management of evidence, equipment and weapons.  Read Original Content

A prototype system, developed in India, uses RFID technology to automatically detect if a car is in motion and if the driver is attempting to use a mobile phone.  Read Original Content

G4S Utility Services and Telefonica have extended their partnership with a five-year agreement in the U.K. in which Telefonica (operating as O2 in the U.K.) will provide G4S Utility Services with Global SIM connectivity to support service delivery in the energy market. Read Original Content

Mobile rugged tablet PCs are being used in more ways than ever before.  Utility and energy industries are utilizing the portability and rugged build of tablet PCs to streamline paperwork and improve visibility by keeping field employees informed and office staff aware of in-field order status in real-time.  Read Original Content

To help marketers recognize the potential of mobile barcodes, Research and Markets has released a new report "Mobile Bar Code Marketing: Challenges, Opportunities, Global Outlook 2012-2017".  Read Original Content

The Mason County Orchestra in Kentucky is using barcodes, smartphones and the codeREADr app to automate the process for checking in and checking out the orchestra's instruments.  Read Original Content

Telefónica Digital and Etisalat have formed a partnership to develop business opportunities in M2M, financial services, device procurement, cloud computing, video services, digital advertising, eHealth and over-the-top communications.  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.

Barcodes were utilized during Baltimore’s Junior Olympic Sailing Festival to keep track and ensure the safety of children competing in the event, using handheld scanners and waterproof badges to count the competitors as they went in and came out of the water.  Read Original Content

Mobily and Pacific Controls have signed an agreement to offer M2M energy management solutions in Saudi Arabia.  Read Original Content

Seven major mobile operators have formed an alliance to support a single, global M2M platform to enable delivery of a global product with a single SIM, eliminating roaming costs in the countries of participating.  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.