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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 25, 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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In this article featured in Mobile Enterprise, VDC Research’s Balca Korkut gives an overview of what it takes to mobilize the field workforce.  Read Original Content

Charter Communications implemented a fleet management solution, which brought a savings of two miles per gallon, and vehicle idling dropped from two hours to 30 minutes a day.  Read Original Content

The tools of choice for the U.S. military computer market are rugged convertible laptops and tablets designed for use in vehicles, on aircraft and by dismounted troops.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Dave Carmany of Onlinelabels provides guidelines for printing high-quality barcode labels in this article featured in The BarCode News.  Read Original Content

The City of Philadelphia developed and implemented a GIS-based maintenance system for fire hydrants, which saves the city time and money and also makes it safer.  Read Original Content
To avoid the problems associated with inaccurate data collection, Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture utilized GIS technology to record and publish agricultural data.  Read Original Content

The United States’ Center for Disease Control reports that QR codes on vaccine products helped medical providers automate the process of uploading patient data to electronic health records without the risk of manual data entry errors or incomplete information.  Read Original Content

A school district in Georgia utilizes palm scanners for students to purchase lunch in high school cafeterias.  The scanners use near-infrared technology and identify each student by his or her vein pattern below the skin.  Read Original Content

RFID technology provider MAINTag has developed a solution for tracking and maintaining aircraft cabin equipment with an iOS or Android tablet and an RFID reader connected to the device.  FLYcheck is expected to be available on September 15.  Read Original Content

The states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming have created a new geospatial conference – the Geospatial Conference of the West – to be held September 16-19 in Laramie, Wyoming.  At the conference, “geospatial experts from a variety of disciplines and professions gather to learn more about new developments, advancements, and innovations in the ever changing geospatial world.  Read Original Content

Using a device placed in the back of a football player’s shoulder pads, the Dallas Cowboys are utilizing GPS technology to help monitor players’ movements, with the goal of evaluating how much energy is used during practice.  Read Original Content

Rugged computer maker Getac and cyber security firm Becrypt have formed a partnership to create the first secure rugged Android tablet designed for military, defense and government use.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has announced it will discontinue the Microsoft Tag Service on August 19, 2015, and has chosen Scanbuy, Inc. to license the mobile barcode technology.  Read Original Content

Specialized mobile RFID scanners have been used successfully for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection.  The flexible specialized mobile RFID scanner has the advantages of fast reading and writing, high accuracy and complete functions.  Read Original Content

German provider of GIS and reporting solutions, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH, has created a new app and service for offline maps for tablets.  GIS 2go transfers maps from Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop to Android or iOS tablets, enabling users to access GIS and media data anywhere, even when offline.  Read Original Content

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