Monday, August 27, 2012

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of August 26, 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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It is forecast that by the end of 2016, the addressable revenue opportunity for mobile operators as a result of M2M will be $1 trillion and will rise to $1.2 trillion in four years' time. Read Original Content

DAP Technologies has introduced a new rugged Windows tablet, the M9700, a waterproof and dustproof device the company claims will withstand 4 foot drops to concrete.  Read Original Content

New data from IDC reveals consumers use retail apps on their smartphones during the week (Monday through Friday) and on the weekend consumers take advantage of barcode scanning type price comparison apps.  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.

True Context Mobile Solutions and Canada’s Bell Mobility are collaborating to offer Bell Mobility’s business customers access to TrueContext's ProntoForms app with the objective to increase business productivity by improving the quality and speed of data collected in the field, allowing mobile workers to access business data directly on their mobile devices.  Read Original Content

The BarCode News has tested and made recommendations on several of the top-rated free and paid weather apps, which enable users to access weather information on the go.  Read Original Content

Combining RFID technology and social networking, new cloud-based software is being utilized at all of the Susan G. Komen 3-day events in 2012, allowing race participants to automatically post updates as they reach different milestones along the course.  Read Original Content

Mobile GPS tracking devices provide real-time safety monitoring for probation and parole agents working alone.  Read Original Content

MobileCON 2012 is a mobile IT and enterprise event designed specifically for the IT executive and professional and will be held October 9-11, 2012, in San Diego.  Read Original Content

The M2M Evolution Conference & Expo will be held October 2-5, 2012, in Austin, Texas.  Read Original Content

RFID technology is enabling officials in Shanghai, China, to protect passengers and taxi drivers and to hopefully slow or stop counterfeit taxis in the city.  Read Original Content

The Amber Alert GPS tracking system enables parents to rest a little easier when on vacation or other times when the ability to keep track of young children is necessary.  Read Original Content

Using QR codes enables companies to cut back on unneeded paper and packaging use, using fewer resources without affecting daily operations or their overall profit.  Read Original Content

The Indian state of Maharashtra will soon be utilizing RFID technology at border crossings so that trucks, trailers and tankers can avoid long lines for clearance at check-points and also to halt corruption by regional transport officials.  Read Original Content

In this article in CRN online, “How to Sell Ruggedized Mobile Computing”, Jerker Hellstrom of the Handheld Group explains how solution providers can make a case for rugged mobile devices.  Read Original Content

ThyssenKrupp Elevator implemented a real-time mobile communication solution to reduce technician downtime and improve billing accuracy and efficiency.  The objectives and solutions are explained in this article from Field Technologies Magazine “Mobility Overhaul: How to Revive Your Field Service Operation”.  Read Original Content

After five years of studying possible real-time location system solutions, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is implementing the largest deployment of RFID technology in the health-care sector to date.  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.

An article in Light Reading India lists and provides details on “M2M: Trends to Watch for 2013”.  Read Original Content

A report from Trimble, based on a study of businesses operating large field-based workforces in the U.K., reveals that 93 percent of those responding to the survey feel that mobile workers are the “company face” and 89 percent consider field staff to be important for the image of the business.  Read Original Content

The Department of Transportation, with the University of Michigan and the Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, is conducting a year long safety pilot project in Ann Arbor, Michigan in which cars, buses and trucks will be equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication devices.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: I am a mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.