Monday, August 05, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 4, 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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RFID technology is being adopted on an increasingly wider scale worldwide. However, privacy advocates are wary of its integration into daily life.  According to an information security expert, the benefits and functionality of RFID technology could overshadow privacy concerns.  Read Original Content

Kentucky’s Jefferson County is implementing a GPS tracking system for first responders that will hopefully decrease response times.  The device will enable the county to automatically send the closest unit to an emergency.  Read Original Content

STAR-RFID and STAR Systems International announced a new windshield RFID tag designed specifically for automatic vehicle identification applications such as E-tolling, electronic vehicle registration, parking, secure access, and fleet management.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence. provides an “Essential Mobile Management Guide” for enterprises.  The guide covers topics including mobile device management, mobile application management and the history of BYOD.  Read Original Content

GIS software eases the automation of work and has become more polished and easier to use.  Boffin software reviewer provides its top picks for free GIS mapping software.  Read Original Content
Craig J. Mathias shares his views on the “Pros and Cons of Dual Persona Technology” for corporate mobility.  He also provides a list of vendors that currently offer dual persona technology.  Read Original Content

Opticon's new OPN3002i Bluetooth 2D imager scanner reads both 1D and 2D barcodes and enables real-time barcode scanning into any Bluetooth ready device including Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows.  Read Original Content

The new version of the Trail Tracker GPS app includes new features including integration with Google Maps, new data formats, a personal lightning detector, autosaving, and more.  Read Original Content

Craig Bennett explores the question “RFID Wristbands vs. NFC Apps: What's Winning the Contactless Battle?” in this article featured in TechRadar.  Read Original Content

Geospatial and engineering software maker Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure announced it is moving all marketing resources, including imagery and geospatial information, into a cloud-based digital asset management system, allowing employees worldwide real-time access.  Read Original Content

Socket Mobile launched the Socket Bluetooth(R) Cordless Hand Scanner Series 8, a small barcode scanner, which can be attached to smartphones.  Read Original Content

Wireless data communications experts at Applied Communication Sciences are developing a military wireless data link able to transmit data at 100 gigabits per second within one radio frequency channel under a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  Read Original Content

Xplore Technologies’ Jim Plas discusses rugged Android solutions for the enterprise in this article featured in Field Technologies.  Read Original Content

With 3D printing on the rise, incorporating an RFID chip into an object means interrupting the printing process. Scientists have come up with a way to 3D print a unique tag, called an InfraStruct, inside the object as it is being printed.  Read Original Content

The second webinar in GCS’ Geospatial Big Data series is titled “Moving to Mobility: Leveraging Location Analytics”, and is scheduled for August 15 at 3 p.m. ET.  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.