Monday, July 23, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of July 22, 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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LightSpeed and Socket Mobile have formed a partnership to join Socket’s hand scanners with the LightSpeed for iPad app.  Read Original Content

Group Mobile has added three new rugged tablets to its product line: The Windows-based DRS ARMOR X7et, the Android DRS ARMOR X7ad, and a new DRS convertible tablet, the ARMOR™ X12kb.  Read Original Content

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is using barcode technology with 45 stand-alone kiosks, enabling customers to use the kiosks to receive printed vehicle registration certificates, driver’s license renewals, driver history records and more.  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.

GeoSpatial Experts has released the Android version of its GeoJot app for mobile devices.  Part of an end-to-end system for geospatial data capture, mapping and reporting, GeoJot turns Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices with integrated cameras into field data collection tools.  Read Original Content

TDIndustries implemented a field service automation solution and received payback in half the time anticipated.  Details are provided in a new article, “The Payback of Field Service Automation” in Field Technologies magazine. Read Original Content

As wireless broadband becomes more available and affordable, people are no longer confined to the traditional office environment.  “The future of mobile computers is rugged” according to Jerker Hellstrom, CEO of Handheld Group, in this article in Mobile World.  Read Original Content

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association predicts that telematics ‘black box’ auto insurance sales will reach 500,000 policies in the next two years.  Read Original Content

According to Frost & Sullivan, M2M services will see future growth in India’s enterprise mobility landscape, with a predicted compound annual growth rate of 41 percent by 2017.  Read Original Content

Google has released the new version of the free My Tracks for Android GPS app for users wishing to keep a record of bike rides, runs, hikes and other outdoor activities.  Read Original Content

Mobile barcode solution provider ScanLife reports the highest ever number of scans for a single month in June 2012, and the ScanLife app has seen more than 20 million downloads.  Read Original Content

The Garmin GTU 10 GPS locator is a small GPS device that can be attached to a pet, suitcase, car, bicycle, child, spouse, or anything a person would like to track by utilizing a mobile app or the website.  Read Original Content

With 2D barcodes and smartphones, business cards can now be brought to life with images, video, links to social networks, testimonials, maps, and auto dialers.  Read Original Content

NeoMedia reports that QR code scanning in the second quarter of 2012 was up by 39 percent over the first quarter of 2012, and 1D barcode scanning was up 41 percent.  Read Original Content

Vodafone has signed an agreement to provide mobile communications services for Volkswagen Group employees and M2M data transfer for business process management in areas including logistics and production.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the global market for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals is forecast to reach $1.7 billion by the year 2018.  Read Original Content

Apple’s interest in mapping and the move to drop Google as a mapping provider reveals that the significance of accurate positioning on phones is extending far beyond the “traditional” uses, according to Rob Palfreyman, CEO of sensewhere.  Read Original Content

The M2M market is poised for the biggest transformation in its 10-year history, as it starts to harness cloud technologies and evolve global standards.  Maravedis-Rethink has released a new report, “M2M and Cloud as the Foundation for the Internet of Things”.   Read Original Content

CipherLab has launched the CP50 Industrial mobile computer, designed to enhance productivity in field mobility, transportation, and warehouse environments.  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.

Aeris Communications and Embedded Works Corporation have formed a partnership
to provide M2M customers with products and services that accelerate the development of M2M solutions.  Read Original Content

Market research from IDTechEx reveals the value the value of the entire RFID market will be $7.67 billion in 2012, up from $6.37 billion in 2011.  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.