Monday, November 11, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 10, 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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The South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children is exploring digital technology options including mobile and GPS technologies to develop an integrated system to track missing children and control cross-border trafficking.  Read Original Content

To encourage students’ interests and development of GIS technology skills, Supergeo Technologies announced free licenses of SuperGIS Desktop are available for students who have purchased the SuperGIS Desktop laboratory.  Read Original Content

IEIMobile has announced a new rugged tablet PC, the ICECARE 7” Mobile Field Assistant, which features wireless communication technologies to enable field service providers to stay connected.  The device also includes built-in GPS, an integrated 1D/2D barcode reader, and an RFID reader.  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.

The NFC Forum and the International Air Transport Association have developed and published the “NFC Reference Guide for Air Travela free, comprehensive reference guide.  Read Original Content

The new “Starchase” device and GPS tracking “bullets” for law enforcement may reduce the danger of high-speed police chases.  Read Original Content
A salvage yard is utilizing RFID technology to track vehicles and parts.  RFID tags are attached to damaged cars and RFID readers mounted on forklift trucks are used to track the parts removed by workers and the locations of vehicles in the yard.  Read Original Content

GIS technology will be utilized to monitor the mustard crop in parts of India. “GIS will allow us to integrate our various data inputs and provide real-time access to end users and decision makers; it will enable us to do things in hours and days that are currently taking weeks and months in rural areas."  Read Original Content

Jason’s Deli is discovering that an RFID system speeds up food delivery, resulting in immediate improvement in ticket times.  The use of Table Tracker enables staff to find customers more quickly and get to the next delivery faster.  Read Original Content

Heinz is using QR codes to thank veterans and simultaneously make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Read Original Content

Microsoft Research introduced an application for mobile devices that builds a digital 3D model from imagery gathered while the user pans the phone around an object.  Read Original Content

Hay farmers and distributors throughout North America, Europe and Australia are currently using or testing an RFID-based solution for tracking hay bales.  Read Original Content

SAP’s conceptual mobile app for the International Barcode of Life project “represents a first step in a journey toward enabling real-time DNA identification directly from a mobile device, making the acquisition, search and sharing of species’ DNA scalable worldwide”.  Read Original Content

State University of New York researchers in Buffalo are testing wireless acoustic devices that could use sound waves to broadcast sensor data and a unique identifier from as far as a mile away, underwater, making it easier to track conditions in a lake, river or ocean.  Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total BYOD and enterprise mobility market is expected to reach $181.39 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of 15.17 percent.  Read Original Content

The new, free CardSwapp Lite app for Android and iOS devices enables users to make and take PayPal payments by scanning QR codes, with no hardware needed at either end of the transaction.  Read Original Content
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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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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.