Monday, September 12, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 12, 2011

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 a new ABI report, the health care Wi-Fi market will grow into a $1.3 billion industry in the next five years as more consumer devices connect to Wi-Fi networks.  Read Original Content

Beginning in July 2012, New Zealand will require beef ranchers to track cattle using RFID tags.  Read Original Content

Trucking companies can now install RFID tags on vehicles in order to pay for fuel at Love’s Travel Stops locations.  This will prevent fuel fraud and speed up the fueling process.  Read Original Content

FieldSaver has released its Android app v3.0 that provides paramedics a mobile interface allowing them to successfully collect, document and electronically share legally required emergency medical services documentation with hospitals, public safety, public health and other first responder agencies.  Read Original Content

Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Syclo.

DLI, a manufacturer of rugged tablets and in-vehicle computers, and Phillips & Jordan Inc, a nationwide contractor specializing in emergency response and recovery services recently deployed rugged tablets to aid natural disaster recovery efforts in both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.  Read Original Content

The Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas has opened a “ready lane” for travelers with RFID-enabled documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.  Read Original Content

Iridium, the satellite phone company, has released a new satellite phone and mobile hotspot designed to connect users in even the most remote locations.  The Iridium Extreme and the Iridium AxcessPoint tap into Iridium’s satellite network to provide users with service anywhere in the world.  Read Original Content

DAILY RFID has developed a latest Gen 2 UHF wristband 12 designed for hospital patient identification in order to prevent patients from being wrongly identified by physicians.  Read Original Content

Quantum GPS has developed a smartphone program that allows companies to install GPS tracking on employee mobile devices enabling them to create geofences, track movement and increase supervision.  Read Original Content

Great Lakes Caring, a home health agency, has spent $400,000 on tablet devices that will allow physical therapists and physicians to keep better records and documentation while visiting patients outside the hospital.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform 

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.