Monday, October 31, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of October 31, 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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A new report from ABI Research predicts that revenues generated by the container security and tracking market will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent from $212 million in 2011 to $690 million in 2016.  Read Original Article

RFID tracking solutions are being used to track the progress of the Toronto subway expansion project so that productivity is improved throughout the construction efforts.  Read Original Article

According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. the global market for enterprise mobility is projected to exceed $173.9 billion by the year 2017.  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

The Florida Highway Patrol has equipped 700 vehicles with Panasonic’s Toughbook Arbitrator Mobile Digital Video System for statewide vehicle deployment.  Read Original Article

Columbia, Missouri is considering implementing a GPS system for its public transportation that would allow passengers to check the location of city buses through their smartphones.  Read Original Article

After installing a TomTom fleet management system in Zenith Hygiene Group’s 117 vehicles, the company saw an average fuel efficiency increase from 26 mpg to 43 mpg largely due to changes in driver behavior.  Read Original Article

Motorola has announced that it has created the first rugged Android tablet that is equipped with a shatter resistant glass screen and is built to last three to five years.  Read Original Article

The Army is looking at a new smartphone solution for its wearable computer system, Nett Warrior.  Read Original Article

A European project overseen by the University of Wolverhampton and a consortium of universities, technical institutes and commercial entities is determining how radio frequency identification technology can benefit the perishable-goods supply chain.  Read Original Article

Electronic tags are being used to combat deforestation in Mato Grosso, Brazil.  A pilot project, developed by Instituto Ação Verde (Green Action Institute), has implanted RFID chips into 2,500 trees.  The chip creates a unique identity for each tree, including age, location, species and carbon sequestration data.  Read Original Article

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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.