Monday, October 22, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 21, 2012

The Field Mobility 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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Mobile technology has brought major improvements for highway maintenance in the U.K., as now work orders and inspections can be input into a GIS-enabled mobile device that connects back to a central management database.  Read Original Content

Motorola Solutions has acquired rugged wearable computer designer Psion PLC.  Rugged mobile computing and wearable computing is of interest to the military as deployed warfighters increase their participation in network centric operations.  Read Original Content

Telit Wireless Solutions has unveiled a new miniature GPS receiver designed for applications in the commercial, industrial, and consumer segments including wearable and handheld devices.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

RFID technology can automate the management of tools and other assets and enable employees to focus on assigned tasks.  Read Original Content

Handheld Group has launched a new rugged mobile device for field professionals, the  Algiz 10X rugged tablet.  Read Original Content


Geo Tactical Solutions has launched its newest line of tactical GPS cameras and GPS modules.  Read Original Content

Many safety managers, inspectors and industrial workers are utilizing RFID technology to improve worker safety, assure regulatory compliance and reduce operational costs.  Read Original Content

Leica Geosystems has unveiled a new rugged tablet designed to provide surveying professionals with a control system for a wide range of GNSS and GIS purposes.  Read Original Content

According to Transparency Market Research, the global RFID market in the healthcare industry will be $1.2 billion in 2012 and is predicted to reach $3.4 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

Wearable barcode scanners are gaining popularity for environments where field workers need to keep their hands free.  Read Original Content

ShopWiki has launched a new barcode scanning and price comparison app for iOS, enabling users to scan a product’s UPC code and see prices from retailers.  Read Original Content

The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is saving time and money by utilizing GIS technology to manage its assets, serve the public and communicate with partner agencies.  Read Original Content

AeroScout has introduced an RFID solution for evacuation monitoring to improve worker safety and operational efficiency for organizations that might have emergency events.  Read Original Content

Raco Wireless has teamed up with Honeywell, Intermec and Motorola Solutions to streamline the deployment of handheld barcode scanners, printers, computers, RFID readers and other specialized devices for enterprise customers.  Read Original Content

For those frustrated with Apple’s Maps app, Jamie Tolentino describes 40 alternative map and GPS apps for iOS in this article from The Next Web.  Read Original Content

Acoustic barcodes are produced by etching a barcode-like pattern onto a surface which then produces sound when something is dragged across it.  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. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

VeryFields has updated its RFID tag search engine with a clearer graphic interface and a more functional classification of the RFID tag characteristics that make the use of the tool more effective.  Read Original Content

TechSci Research predicts the barcode scanners and printers market in India will generate $14 million in revenue by 2017.  Read Original Content

Xerafy has developed what it claims to be the world’s smallest, thinnest and most cost-effective on-metal RFID label, Titanium Metal Skin.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.