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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 1, 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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The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s commissary has begun scanning ID cards during checkout.  The system will help the store gather demographic information and track the military branch of each patron.  Read Original Content

This article, featured in the Barcode News, explores and illustrates the fundamentals and technologies of The Internet of Things.  Read Original Content

The State of Wisconsin utilized a mobile app for data collection following the June flooding to secure federal disaster aid assistance.  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.

John Deere has recently released GPS computer systems for tractors and combines that include wireless data transfer, allowing farmers to upload data directly to the Internet.  Read Original Content

A dairy product manufacturer in Finland is piloting an automated RFID solution for monitoring products as they move through packing and shipping processes.  Read Original Content
The rugged H11A tablet is one of the new products from NEC intended for the law enforcement and military markets, as the company shifts away from the consumer electronics business and focuses on more profitable areas.  Read Original Content

Cogiscan will soon unveil its new Factory Intelligence Monitoring Module.  The solution will enable users to calculate and monitor key process indicators over time.  Read Original Content

The new Zatar app from Zebra lets users manage printers, RFID readers, PDAs and other networked electronic devices remotely via a cloud-based server.  Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission released a new Android app that will help it generate an accurate comparison of wireless carriers' mobile broadband speeds.  The four major U.S. carriers have agreed to participate.  Read Original Content

This article, featured in PCWorld, describes “4 Field Service Management Solutions to Keep Your Jobs on Track”.  Read Original Content

The four-foot “snowflakes” in this year’s annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular use GPS technology, enabling a computer to track their locations.  Each of the inflatable snowflake spheres has its own flight plan to prevent them from bumping into one another — and to make them appear to dance.  Read Original Content

A new market research report reveals the factory automation market is expected to reach $185 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 7.58 percent from 2011 to 2016.  Read Original Content

Bar Code Media Group president Craig Aberle tested six QR code/barcode reader apps and reveals the results in “QR Code Shootout - What App Is Fastest?” featured in The Barcode News.  Read Original Content

According to a recent survey by the Police Executive Research Forum, nearly 70 percent of police departments install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles.  Read Original Content

Hewlett Packard and Miltope are teaming up to offer a ruggedized version of the HP ZBook.  The SRNC-17 semi-rugged notebook computer is designed and tested to military specifications and environmentally screened to withstand harsh conditions.  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 SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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