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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 3, 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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Uruguay-based technology company IDMeters is releasing an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution for use by water, gas, electricity and petroleum companies. The system is designed to identify meters and pipes (in the latter case, both below and above ground), as well as help utility personnel conduct maintenance services via a handheld reader. Read Original Content

French technology-based tracking solutions company Beweis has developed an RFID-enabled system for verifying pipes have been properly welded at nuclear power plants and petrochemical facilities and for tracking the soundness of those welds via radiographic images. Read Original Content

According to a research report by IDtechex, the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) market is in a hyper growth phase. The technology through wireless contacts automates distribution, inventory management and helps in increasing customer satisfaction.  Today, the RFID market size is around $9.2 billion. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global RFID blood refrigerators and freezers market was valued at USD $40.9 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD $174.2 million in 2019. Read Original Content

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019 -- growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content
According to new information, Smart Meter Manufacturing industry revenue is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 12.9 percent to $1.5 billion, including growth of 17.7 percent in 2014 alone. Read Original Content

A report by MarketsandMarkets estimates the global smart city market is projected to grow from $654.57 billion in 2014 to $1,266.58 billion by 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 14.1 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the Global Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market is estimated to grow from $9,319.0 million in 2014 to $20,029.0 million by 2019. The European region is expected to observe the biggest opportunity for this market in terms of revenue contribution due to the EU 20-20-20 directive, while the NA region is expected to see a slowdown in this market as most large Investor-Owned Utilities reach completion of major AMI deployment projects by 2015. Read Original Content

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects smart lighting markets worldwide are expected to grow from around $1 billion in 2014 to around $10.9 billion by 2019. While the market is currently dominated by lighting for commercial and residential buildings today, NanoMarkets expects street lighting, other outdoor lighting and applications in transportation will account for 42 percent of smart lighting revenues by 2019. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global GIS market in the utility industry will grow at a CAGR of 9.27 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

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