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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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MarketsandMarkets expects the global commercial telematics market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

Michelin has reached a deal to acquire a Brazilian fleet tracking and freight-security company for about $717 million, the tire-maker announced. Sascar provides management services for 33,000 fleets with 190,000 trucks. Its services include real-time truck monitoring and stolen-vehicle recovery technologies. Read Original Content

According to Markets and Markets, the electronic cartography market is expected to reach $20271.18 million, growing with a CAGR of 1.46 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper -

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the Location-Based Service Market to grow from $8.12 billion in 2014 to $ 39.87 billion in 2019. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 25.5 percent from 2015 to 2019. Read Original Content

The global market for smart meters is expected to reach $22,177 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Read Original Content
According to the Joint Research Center, the EU in-house scientific service, more than 450 smart grid projects in Europe account for a total investment of €3.15 billion. Read Original Content

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has started field testing a new low-cost screening device designed to detect counterfeit and poor quality medicines quickly. Read Original Content

Electric Compass, the leader in mobile enterprise GPS solutions recently announced the availability of its GPS tracker app for iPhones and iPads. Businesses can now track the GPS location of field workers using iPhones and iPads in real-time on the same proven Electric Compass Tracker platform that supports Android devices, Windows Mobile computers, BlackBerrys, installed vehicle trackers and asset tracking devices. Read Original Content

The global real time locating systems market was worth $11.7 billion and it is expected to grow to $43.7 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 21 percent from 2013 to 2020. GPS has emerged as a market leader among all RTLS technologies surpassing active RFID and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24 percent between 2013 and 2020 to reach market revenue of $15 billion in 2020. Read Original Content

Rockwell Collins will supply its Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module GPS receivers to Boeing for the Defense Department‘s Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio system for joint search-and-rescue missions. Read Original Content

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