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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 13, 2013

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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EarthSearch Communications International has launched a new proprietary RFID/GPS software platform, the Customs Agencies and Revenue Authority Software, designed specifically for customs agencies and revenue authorities.  Read Original Content

Stanley Healthcare Solutions and GetWellNetwork Inc. have teamed up to offer hospitals a solution utilizing RFID tags to display information to patients about staff members attending to them.  The system is in use at a hospital in Florida.  Read Original Content

CNet writer Jay Greene reviewed three expensive pairs of GPS ski goggles, and found the much cheaper alternative, the GPS “Ski Tracks” app captures most of the data needed.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Ground-based system Locata’s radio signal is much stronger than GPS and works indoors and outdoors.  Read Original Content

The Leikr GPS sports watch is Linux-based and integrates with social fitness tracker community Endomondo for analyzing training, sharing and comparing with friends.  Read Original Content
As mobile barcode adoption continues to experience rapid growth in the market, NeoMedia Technologies has granted Mondelez Global a license to the company’s patents related to mobile barcode resolution. Read Original Content

Analysts at TechNavio forecast the global chipless RFID market to grow at a CAGR of 27.1 percent from 2011-2015, with the increasing demand for low-cost RFID a key contributing factor to the market growth.  Read Original Content

Laptop Magazine provides a buying guide, comparisons and ratings for rugged laptops.  Read Original Content

The St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado will utilize a GPS-enhanced tracking system and coordinated bus passes to enable the district to tell when and where students get on and off school buses.  Read Original Content

Magellan's new Smart GPS portable navigation device works with smartphones via the cloud to decentralize the way users navigate.  The device will be available in spring 2013.  Read Original Content

Field Service Medical is an event geared for medical device service and support executives and will be held February 19-21, 2013, in San Diego, California.  Read Original Content

According to independent research, smartphones and PDAs cost more to own and operate than rugged mobile devices in service, delivery, retail, warehouse and manufacturing environments.  Read Original Content

ByteLight software can accurately map the inside of buildings using LED lighting to transmit location information to mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Men’s Health News provides details on the top three free GPS apps for smartphones.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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