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09 March 2012 - Has RFID finally come of age?
After many false starts RFID is beginning to fulfil its true potential. That’s a bold statement, so what has changed? Why is Codegate making greater use of this ever-promising technology and why now? Guest writer – Graham Fenton First of all the scope needs to be narrowed. There are many variants of RFID operating in [...]
20 October 2011 - Could Apple’s Siri benefit your business?
You’d have to be living on another planet to miss the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone the 4S, but have you spotted ‘Siri’ the personal assistant and voice recognition application? This is, in my opinion, the most exciting development to hit computing since the microchip!
27 September 2011 - Has the stylus lost its style? What next for rugged data capture?
Are smartphones and tablets changing the way we input data into rugged mobile computers? Back in the bad old days, we entered everything through the keyboard, and on hand held rugged devices it was tough, sometimes involving three key depressions to input one alpha character. Then came a mini version of Microsoft Windows complete with [...]
24 August 2011 - Google Says ‘Hello’ to Moto
In the Auto-ID industry there is no bigger hardware manufacturer of rugged mobile devices than Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI), a spin off from Motorola Inc. MSI’s business is split into two main segments Government, including sales of two-way radios and public safety systems and Enterprise which markets Auto-ID products including bar code scanners, mobile computers, [...]
27 June 2011 - Is RFID a lost cause?
Near Field Communications (NFC) is a form of RFID that I’ve referenced several times in the past and is a continued ‘watch’ on my list of technologies of the future. Last week saw NFC get a significant boost through the formation of a joint venture between Everything Everywhere (which runs T-Mobile and Orange cellular networks [...]
23 May 2011 - Personal Tracking vs. Personal Space: Drawing the line
Both Google and Apple are being grilled by the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in the United States, about how they protect data of individual customers, specifically location data. Closer to home a European data protection advisory panel has suggested to the EU that the location information which both platforms capture should [...]
06 April 2011 - Incident Reporting – Making Mobility Work for You
Vehicle Fleet Managers have a tough job. Packed roads causing traffic delays, pressure to meet delivery deadlines and to reduce both Co2 emissions and fuel consumption, while managing the endless paper trail caused by random roadside inspections by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), or other incidents on the road. So how can Auto-ID [...]
14 March 2011 - Windows Mobile 6.5 or Android? What next for Auto-ID Operating Systems?
All tier 1 manufacturers in the Auto-ID industry, e.g. Motorola, Intermec, Honeywell, etc., promote their products with Windows Mobile 6 or 6.5 as the de-facto Operating System (OS), but are times changing? The Smartphone market has split into four camps, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, Apple’s iOS, HP’s Palm Web OS and Google’s Android, with the [...]
24 February 2011 - Mobile World Congress 2011 – The Enterprise Mobility View
Barcelona has once again hosted Mobile World Congress (MWC) which has lived up to previous events, revealing an insight of things to come in the mobile space.
29 November 2010 - Track the Van or Track the Man?
Knowing the location of your vehicle is important, but knowing your employee has access to the details of the customer they’re visiting, the sales history of each account, or even the model and history of the equipment he’s servicing, may be crucial to his role