Monday, June 10, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 9, 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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Location intelligence provider Galigeo launched a location intelligence software solution for the enterprise.  The three main functionalities of Galigeo-for-CRM are:  visit planning; lead and case assignment and routing; and territory management.  Read Original Content

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was awarded a $15 million five-year grant to implement a mobile device-based data collection system to monitor progress in family planning access and quality of care in some of the poorest countries in the developing world.  Read Original Content

Melbourne, Australia’s Herald Sun provides details on a variety of “GPS Gadgets to Suit all Occasions”.  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.

ST-Ericsson, the joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics, has sold its GPS mobile business to Intel.  Read Original Content

A fire department in India is installing GPS and video cameras to aid quick response during emergencies.  The department will add GPS technology and related software to their tablet devices.  Read Original Content
GIS Cloud introduced the GIS Cloud Mobile Data Collection app for Android and iOS devices.  The free app enables users to collect data and conduct field surveys faster and easier.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved iTrace for Blood Centers from SysLogic.  The blood products tracking system utilizes RFID technology to streamline blood collection and processing and aid in product tracking and reconciliation.  Read Original Content

Great Outdoors Mobile and GIS software developer Esri teamed up to create a new mobile app for fishing enthusiasts.  FishAlerts! Utilizes GIS and mapping technology enabling fishermen to tap into data on marine protected areas, weather, and tides based on GPS location.  Read Original Content

In this interesting article, The Barcode News provides details about the “History of the Bar Code”.  Read Original Content

Field Technologies’ editor Sarah Howland poses the question “What Does Big Data Mean in Field Service?”  Read Original Content

Geospatial firms association MAPPS will hold its annual summer conference July 22-26 in Rockport, Maine.  The conference will focus on business, management, marketing, technical, policy, and workforce issues relevant to the geospatial market.  Read Original Content

Combat boots manufacturer Wellco is complying with a U.S. Department of Defense mandate as well as ensuring the accuracy of its shipments by applying RFID labels to every pair of boots that it ships to the U.S. Air Force.  Read Original Content

GammaTech’s rugged tablet device, the Durabook, is now available.  The Durabook is designed and engineered for industrial and field applications.  Read Original Content

Australia’s Port Hedland Port Authority is utilizing GIS technology to develop an intelligent multi-layered mapping platform to enable operators to make well-informed decisions critical for development, management and planning strategy.  Read Original Content

A tool and equipment rental company in the U.K. is using RFID for asset tracking, deploying unmanned self-service equipment pods that provide self-service capabilities to its construction customers.  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.