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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 11, 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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According to Research and Markets, the GIS market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 10.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the government sector. Read Original Content

TomTom Telematics now has 28,000 customers and 350,000 vehicles subscribed to its Software as a Service Fleet Management Solution. This represents a 38 percent year-on-year growth and reaffirms its position as the market leader in Europe. Read Original Content

Wireless sensor networking (WSN) has created a multi-billion dollar smart energy market, according to global technology research firm ON World. Annual revenues from WSN related products and services for energy management, smart lighting and advanced metering will reach $20 billion worldwide within the next five years. Read Original Content

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Markets and Markets expects the global Commercial Telematics Market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. This represents an estimated compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Research by IDTechEx has found in 2013 the total RFID market was worth $7.88 billion, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, and growing to $9.2 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors. IDTechEx forecast that to rise to $30.24 billion in 2024. Read Original Content
According to Fleetmatics, some 12.6 percent of all commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada currently have telematics installed allowing managers to track where they are and how they're used, and according to the report this has a major impact on running costs. Read Original Content

Port Metro Vancouver is expanding its GPS program. A total of $1.71 million has been committed by the port and the federal and provincial governments in order to outfit the remaining 50 percent of the container truck fleet with the geotracking technology. Read Original Content

Garmin has announced company sales climbed 10 percent to $583.2 million in the first three months of 2014. Read Original Content

According to Grandview Research the global RFID smart cabinets market revenue is expected to reach $784.6 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.5 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

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