Monday, May 06, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 5, 2013

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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GS1 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the design and implementation of global supply chain standards and solutions.  The Barcode News provides helpful barcode resource links from the GS1 website.  Read Original Content

Field service conference producer WBR launched a field service blog, which will feature topics ranging from service revenue to talent management, to proactive and preventative maintenance, and mobility applications that drive service performance.  Read Original Content

Supergeo Technologies introduced SuperVeyor 2013, a mobile GIS application for flexible field data collection.  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.

A new infographic from SAP illustrates how mobile can transform field service and “delight customers and increase profitability”.  Read Original Content

A German research organization has developed a solution for tracking goods within large outdoor storage facilities or during transport that combines GPS location tracking, cellular transmission of data to a back-end system, and RFID tags to identify the item being tracked.  Read Original Content

IBM Research scientists have developed a new mobile maintenance, repair and operations prototype that combines augmented reality with robotics to deliver information and remote expertise to field engineers.  Read Original Content
Indonesia’s Department of Human Settlements and Spatial Planning will utilize GIS to improve data integration and management for the sustainable development of human settlements in the country.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management have developed a GIS software program to help manage land and water resources adjacent to lakes and streams.  Read Original Content

The Barcode News presents a list of barcode and QR code scanning apps for smartphones and tablets with links for more information.  Read Original Content

Astrium Services is hosting a free webinar series beginning in May to help businesses understand new opportunities available through cloud-based geospatial data management services.  Read Original Content

As an alternative to barcodes and RFID, Japan’s B-Core developed Colorbit USA, a color-coded automatic identification technology enabling users to track inventory or assets via unique colored patterns.  Read Original Content

Samsung is developing a rugged version of the Galaxy S4 smartphone designed to withstand water and dust.  The device is expected to launch in July.  Read Original Content

Scanlife’s Mobile Barcode Trend Report for the first quarter 2013 is illustrated in a new infographic.  Read Original Content

Lockheed Martin has utilized RFID in its supply chain and manufacturing operations since 2005, and is now committed to educate employees on the technology through an online training program.  Read Original Content

Government Technology developed an infographic to describe and illustrate FutureStructure, a new framework for communities.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware describes “Five Things Field Workers Hate and How to Fix them” in this paper which provides suggestions on how to use mobility solutions to fix these issues.  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.