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Field Mobility – Week of October 14, 2012


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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GroveWare Technologies and the USDA have formed a partnership for a mobile data collection project enabling soil scientists across the country to complete site observations using an iPad, iPhone or other tablet or smartphone.  Read Original Content

CDS Global has launched a web-based platform for data collection from digital newsstands to collect sales data, standardize it, and make it available in a variety of dashboards that allow publishers to automatically generate reports.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Getac has announced the launch of the Z710 Android rugged tablet for public utilities, logistics, and automotive applications that must operate in extreme work environments. Read Original Content

The report from a recent study by Esri, “The Business Benefits of GIS for Utilities”, reveals that 45 percent of respondents reported more than 10 percent productivity gain due to the use of mobile GIS.  Read Original Content


A new telematics platform from Zonar Systems collects data directly from a vehicle’s electronic control module, integrates that information with satellite GPS readings and transmits the data over 3G networks.  Read Original Content

Trimble has introduced two new handheld GNSS devices, the Geo 5 and Juno 5, designed for data collection, maintenance and inspection and optimized for GIS field workflows.  Read Original Content

A field hockey team in North Carolina is using mobile GPS devices to enhance the athletes’ training and overall fitness by measuring velocity, distance and movement of players during games and practice.  Read Original Content

A mobile barcode scan trial that began in 16 train stations in the Chicago and Philadelphia metro areas was apparently successful, as online grocer Peapod has now expanded the trial to over 100 locations.  Read Original Content

Research biologists at Harvard University have developed microscopic barcodes intended to help advance medical research.  The barcodes consist of a series of colored dots that glow under ultraviolet light and may help biologists attach ID tags to individual cells.  Read Original Content

Sony has pulled its new rugged Xperia Tablet from the market after discovering a manufacturing defect that causes a gap between the display and the case which allows water inside the tablet.  Read Original Content

Pioneer has unveiled a new line of gesture-controlled Raku Navi GPS units. With the infrared-powered Air Gesture feature, drivers can wave their hand in front of a device to pull up a menu with commands and once a hand is retracted, the menu will be replaced with the usual map interface.  The device will be available in Japan this month.  Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

China's Cilico has launched a new Android tablet PC with a built-in RFID scanner and a reading distance of 2 meters and is designed for use in industrial applications.  Read Original Content


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