Monday, August 06, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of August 5, 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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The seven standards bodies for telecoms that joined together to create a common M2M platform have now published a roadmap and have named the group “oneM2M”.  Read Original Content

MicroPower Technologies has formed a partnership with Sprint’s M2M network to enable MicroPower to add Sprint’s network as an additional channel to transmit wireless video.  Read Original Content

Automaker Honda is collaborating with M2M cellular carrier Aeris Communications to support its new electric-vehicle smartphone app, HondaLink EV.  Read Original Content

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Aegis Technologies is building London 2012, a 3D database for the 2012 Summer Olympics utilizing multiple 3D modelers, texture artists and GIS analysts.  Read Original Content

Cloud-based, mobile and social field service applications provider ServiceMax is hosting a customer summit that will focus on ServiceMax, its customers and the journey toward field service transformation.  The summit will be held September 18, 2012 in San Francisco.  Read Original Content

The Siemens Foundation has partnered with Discovery Education to introduce an education program for teachers, which focuses on integrating technology with learning in new and innovative ways, in particular with the use of QR codes.  Read Original Content

Verizon Communications has finalized its $612 million acquisition of Hughes Telematics Inc.  Verizon states the acquisition prepares the company to speed up growth through the delivery of advanced automotive and fleet telematics and M2M services. Read Original Content

Chip designer ARM has formed a group in the U.K. to create a technology blueprint for how the 50 million connected devices expected worldwide by 2020 can work together, and to combat the “Internet of Silos”, an unconnected world with less value to both consumers and businesses.  Read Original Content

William Frick & Company has launched a solar-powered RFID UHF tag that continuously recharges under any light source, even moonlight, and stores energy in an on-board capacitor.  Read Original Content

ThingWorx and Dirt Road Data have partnered to provide a cloud-based solution for poultry farming, enabling users wirelessly collect, store, and visualize critical poultry operational data.  Read Original Content

Intel Corporation has announced a new radio frequency solution that integrates 3G power amplifiers into radio frequency circuits.  The SMARTi UE2p is a system-on-chip solution which reduces complexity for developers as well as lowering the associated total cost of ownership.  Read Original Content

A recent customer survey conducted by CYBRA Corporation reveals 54 percent of organizations are using, piloting or in the process of implementing an RFID system. This is an increase of 157 percent from 2008 survey results.  Read Original Content

The European Commission has unveiled a new GPS augmentation service which can improve the accuracy of GPS position measurements from five down to two meters, inform a user of errors in their position and warn of satellite signal disruptions within six seconds.  Read Original Content

According to industry analysts, the M2M technology needed for “driver-friendly intelligent transportation systems” is growing by more than 30 percent.  In the event of a road incident, onboard M2M technology automatically sends vital details to local authorities.  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.

Casio has launched the V-T500, a rugged 10-inch Android tablet with drop protection (up to one meter) and moisture and dust resistance.  The release date for the device has not yet been announced.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from market research firm Maravedis-Rethink, the M2M market is on the brink of the biggest transformation in its 10-year history and “the key catalyst for this change will be the adoption of cloud-based approaches for M2M applications”.  Read Original Content

Panasonic’s rugged notebooks again lead the European market with a 65.8 percent market share.  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.