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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 19, 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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Analysts forecast the GIS market in the retail sector to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 12.57 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

After six consecutive quarters of contraction, the rugged notebook market is showing signs of growth, increasing nearly 10 percent year-over-year in Q2 2014—rising to over 100,000 units shipped for the quarter, according to new findings from VDC Research's Quarterly Rugged Device Tracker. Read Original Content

Pike Research reports global investment in smart water meters will total $4.2 billion between 2010 and 2016. Read Original Content

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As the fastest-growing segment of the global water meter industry, the worldwide market for two-way smart meters is set to surpass the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2019, with managed services, analytics and smart water network adoption all combining to accelerate growth, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Read Original Content

With the increased adoption of smart meters for water metering worldwide, the market for two-way smart meters for water metering application is estimated by IHS to exceed US $1 billion 2019. IHS finds that by 2020, smart devices will have a share of 29 percent of total revenue for water meters, compared to 18 percent in 2013. Read Original Content

Brazil’s decision to weaken a proposal for boosting energy efficiency by installing smart meters is wiping out half of a $10 billion market that lured foreign manufacturers from Elster Group SE to Echelon Corp. Read Original Content

Concerned about GPS jamming and spoofing by an adversary, the Army is leading the services’ efforts to develop alternative technologies to provide reliable and trustworthy positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information. Read Original Content

A new report by Juniper Research forecasts that more than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12 to 18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness. Read Original Content

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