Monday, March 10, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of March 9, 2014

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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Trimble has recently introduced the Trimble SNM451 Connected Site Gateway, a ruggedized telematics device for tracking and managing the efficiency of site assets, light equipment and haul vehicles in Trimble's Web-based VisionLink fleet, asset and site productivity management solution. Read Original Content

General Motors is teaming with Telogis, makers of a “location intelligence platform,” to provide fleets with a new telematics solution that the automaker says will help control costs, increase safety, and enhance fleet operations. Read Original Content

The number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 3.3 million in Q4 2012. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 percent, this number is expected to reach 6.8 million by 2017. Read Original Content

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A study by Markets and Markets predicts the fleet management market is expected to grow from $10.91 billion in 2013 to $30.45 billion by 2018, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

The number of service vehicles equipped with telematics technology will rise to 25 million globally by the end of 2019, representing a penetration rate of 30 percent, according to a new study from ABI Research. Read Original Content
The commercial vehicle telematics market is forecast by Visiongain to reach $11.2 billion this year. Visiongain identifies three factors driving market growth: intense competition among logistics companies to gain competitive advantage, the global safety regulations and increased demand for wireless connectivity. Read Original Content

The global market for smart meters is expected to reach $22,177 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Read Original Content

Novatel Wireless, Inc. a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions, has announced it has been selected by Vehicle Tracking Systems, a premier fleet management systems provider, to deliver its MT 4100 and MT 3050 devices to support the VTS Silent Passenger application. Read Original Content

Trimble has announced the release of its Trimble TrimFleet Mobile for Android. The mobile app provides vehicle operators and contractors within the construction materials industry an easy-to-use interface, which can enhance the delivery experience and improve business processes for construction logistics operations. Read Original Content

Xerafy has announced its most rugged RFID tag, the Roswell. The new tag is fully encased in stainless steel and capable of being welded directly onto a metal item. While Xerafy initially developed the Roswell tag as a solution for those seeking to track metal items used during surgery, such as tool trays, the product also works on gas cylinders or valves. 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.