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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 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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RFID and NFC technology provider RFID Canada is introducing a Low Frequency Mid-Range Reader for Animal Tracking – the ASR550. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global RFID market to grow at a compound annualized growth rate of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for RFIDs in the Retail segment. Read Original Content

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According to Allied Market Research the global food traceability market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rater of 8.7 percent during the analysis period, reaching expected revenue of $14.1 billion by 2020. The RFID technology is expected to grow at the highest rate of 19.4 percent among all technologies of food traceability market. Read Original Content

Siemens Smart Grid has introduced a comprehensive distribution management system specifically developed for enhancing and expanding smarter grids. Read Original Content

Cisco has launched IOx, a version of its IOS networking software that allows partners and third-party developers to write applications for its industrial routers including the smart grid routers it’s deployed at hundreds of utilities around the world based on the open-source Linux operating system. Read Original Content

According to Marketoptimizer.org Brazil’s smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $36 million in 2013 to $432 million by 2020, at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 43. Read Original Content

According to research by Research and Markets the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 3.05 million in Q4-2012. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16.0 percent, this number is expected to reach 6.40 million by 2017. Read Original Content

Telematics penetration in the construction industry is set to exceed 30 percent globally by 2019, according to ABI Research. Although penetration is currently quite low, operators are beginning to realize the benefits as more original equipment manufacturers include telematics solutions as standard in their vehicles, notes the market-research company. Read Original Content

Direct Line for Business has launched a new free telematics app for van drivers to enable them to monitor driving behaviors and save money on their insurance. Van drivers save up to 15 percent on their van insurance by tracking 300 miles of driving using the DrivePlus Van app. Read Original Content

Japan has proposed to install smart meters in every household and factory by the early 2020s and roll out the use of fuel cells to around five million homes, part of the country’s submission to the UN on how it will cut carbon emissions. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.