Monday, December 03, 2012

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 2, 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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There are many advantages of a mobile land surveyor system and smartphone technology along with web services and GIS enable easy mobile access to the information needed in the field.  Read Original Content

Businesses using the FiTS fashion item tracking system from TAGSYS RFID can see up to a 50 percent reduction in handling costs and more efficient utilization of space.  Read Original Content

The New Doha International Airport in Qatar will have a new high-tech RFID-based parking and car/bus terminal access control system planned for the second quarter of 2013.  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.

TeleNav has launched a voice navigation feature for its Scout GPS app for iOS devices.  Read Original Content

New York’s Nassau County has installed GPS systems in its Able-Ride buses, hoping to provide faster and more efficient trips for disabled bus riders.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on plans to improve its Maps app, including seeking advice from TomTom about improving the navigation and landmark data in the native iOS app.  Read Original Content

GPS vehicle tracking solution provider GPS Insight reported a 268 percent growth in revenue over the last four years, citing value delivered to customers and their need to save on fleet and labor costs as reasons for the growth.  Read Original Content

Winsyde provides a review of MobileDemand’s rugged xTablet T1200, stating “the
T1200 is a rugged tablet that is designed for work and for those who need to put their objectives first and integrate technology second”.  Read Original Content

ShopSavvy has launched a new iPad version of its free barcode scanning and comparison shopping software with the addition of features specifically for iPad users.  Read Original Content

Lansdale Borough in Pennsylvania plans to implement a GIS system, providing the borough with an interactive and modern technology system to gather and manage the information of all borough operations.  Read Original Content

Police vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia will now come equipped with enhanced GPS technology, internal video surveillance and a camera and microphone.  Read Original Content

A tribal council in Ontario, Canada is utilizing GIS technology for land use management to preserve and safeguard its cultural and historical values.  Read Original Content

New Era Electronics describes the “Advantages of a Rugged Tablet Computer” including portability, longer product life span and built-in features.  Read Original Content

Natural and agricultural resource management groups in the Philippines are taking advantage of GPS and GIS capabilities on Google Earth to identify reforestation sites and to validate plantation projects.  Read Original Content

The 2012 Pacific Island Countries GIS and Remote Sensing User Conference in Fiji will host over 150 delegates from around the world to explore GIS mapping and new technologies.  Read Original Content

Label converter Etiflex has opened a new RFID Innovation Center in Columbia.  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.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the Philippines will incorporate the use of GIS technology as a disaster preparedness tool, helping to map flood-prone areas and depict blockage of roads resulting from an earthquake.  Read Original Content

An RFID waste and recycling bin tagging system developed by HID Global and AMCS is enabling companies to experience up to an 80 percent reduction in call center queries.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.