Monday, August 20, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of August 19, 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 use of RFID wristbands in hospitals and health care facilities is on the rise due to the many benefits the technology offers for both the patients and health care personnel.  Read Original Content

Deutsche Telekom has announced the launch of a new M2M developer community which provides developers with access to APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits for building and selling M2M apps.  Read Original Content

Location management, cloud services and tablet-based options are included as part of the enhanced Field Force Manager and Fleet Control solutions from Verizon Wireless.  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.

Truecount has developed a solution for retailers unsure of how to begin implementing RFID technology for their business.  “RFID in a briefcase", or RFID 2-GO, provides all of the necessary RFID hardware and software (except for tags), packed into a compact carrying case.  Read Original Content

GPS provider MapmyIndia has launched CarPad 5, a combination GPS navigator, smartphone and 3G tablet that runs on the Android OS.  Read Original Content

A GPS app, ZabKab, allows users to “hail” a taxi from their mobile device and their location is sent to ZabKab app-equipped taxi drivers looking for passengers.  Read Original Content

The BarCode News provides detailed information and reviews on barcode readers and scanners in this article, “Bar Code Hardware - Barcode Scanners and Barcode Readers”.  Read Original Content

TagMaster NA has developed a new active RFID reader designed for outdoor use which can be used for asset tracking, personnel safety, vehicle tracking, asset security, and automatic data collection from multiple remote sensors.  Read Original Content

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport has installed Gen2 RFID technology for baggage tracking in the new Terminal 3 building.  The tracking system incorporates an RFID chip into each luggage tag that emits a unique signature which sensors detect to locate the tagged bag.  Read Original Content

ABI Research predicts M2M fleet management and trailer tracking system subscriptions will more than double in the next four years, growing from 13.3 million in 2012 to 30.4 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

“Smart meters” using M2M technology have made a huge impact on the utility industry.  IDC has predicted shipments of smart meters to utilities will grow nearly 112 percent by the end of 2012 compared to 2011.  Read Original Content

Korea’s LG Uplus is collaborating with local partners to implement a food waste management service using RFID technology.  Read Original Content

The Texas Special Needs Evacuation Tracking System design uses technologies including GPS and RFID to track the process of evacuation and sheltering for evacuees, pets and medical assets.  Read Original Content

ServiceMax provides details on five key steps to make field service profitable, including “go mobile” and “optimize scheduling”.  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.

Trimble has upgraded its AllTrak Asset and Tool Management System, utilizing RFID technology.  Read Original Content

According to reports from Google Inc., Motorola Mobility expects to reduce its workforce by 20 percent and close 30 of its 90 offices, with approximately 1,300 of the 4,000 lost jobs in the United States.  Read Original Content

AT&T Mobility’s plans to terminate its 2G network by 2017 may impact the company’s M2M customers using the 2G network.  Read Original Content

The Conference on Mobile & Smart Device Security will be held October 31 – November 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  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.