Tessco Wireless Journal December January 2014 Page 6 Systems & Applications

Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 6 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 6 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 6 SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS December 2013 January 2014 Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile transformation. The mobile health technology market - including devic- es, applications, and services - is expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018, according to research company GlobalData. That's up from $500 million as recently as 2010, a 44 percent compound annual growth rate. The rapid growth is being fueled by several fac- tors, including the increasing availability of a variety of healthcare applications, cost re- straints, government incentives, and the ex- panded capabilities and usage of handheld smart devices. Healthcare Organizations Doctors have been quick to embrace the use of tablets in their daily professional lives - the market for tablet use among medical professionals has grown each year since Apple first launched the iPad in 2010, and is expected to hit $1.7 billion for 2013, ac- cording to Kalorama Information, a market research firm specializing in medical-related products. A 2012 survey found that over 60 percent of physicians reported using an iPad for professional purposes - this is nearly double the number that reported using tablets in 2011*. This growth is considered an important trend, as it changes the way healthcare professionals prefer to access laboratory data and patient information. Tablets are used by medical professionals to: share at the point of care with patients tic procedures research in real-time While the improved, real-time access to pa- tient data, test results, and medical diagnosis information is expected to provide better patient outcomes and an overall improved healthcare experience, there are also related security and technology impacts the medical community must consider as part of their wireless strategy. These include: sonally owned device in the care of pa- tients? What is the hospital's BYOD policy and how will it be enforced? Wi-Fi? connectivity, coverage and data capacity? patient's personal medical and financial information? up battery solutions been considered? In a 2013 Global Healthcare study conducted by Enterasys, 78 percent of hospitals al- low physicians to utilize personally owned devices at the point of care over wireless networks, yet amazingly, 32 percent are not Global Forecast of Installation of Sports & Fitness Mobile Apps (in Millions of Units) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 300 250 200 150 100 50 The Impact of Mobile Devices in Driving Improved By Allison Feldman, TESSCO Technologies That job doesn't start and stop at the race- track. DeLoach believes that the races are ac- tually won at the shop as much as anywhere and mobile technology has increasingly become a part of this intricate journey to the winner's circle. "In a race team, we're moving all the time," DeLoach said. "At the same time, we have to move a lot of data back and forth. We're very big into mobile technology. It really facilitates what we do. We actually transmit data - such as gas mileage - back and forth down pit row during the race between our three teams just so that we can get a better check to get one more lap before we have to refuel." The Red Horse Racing team consists of more than 50 highly skilled individuals - three drivers, road crews, pit crews, fabricators and more. They are all a piece of the compli- cated mechanism that results in a winning team, and they are tied to- gether, on and off the track, by mobile technology. For Katey Hawbaker, director of marketing and media relations for Red Horse Racing, the job requires con- stant connectivity. Solely re- sponsible for the team's Web presence, media relations for three drivers and a litany of race day tasks, Hawbaker relies on her Apple iPhone. In addition to keeping track of the media and public appearance schedules for three drivers, she is consistently updating the fans. "Mobile technology in the NASCAR indus- try is huge," she explained. "It plays into every minute of every day. If we didn't have our phones at the racetracks we go to, we'd be very disconnected from the fans. That's one of the most important things in our industry. Being in the industry that we're in - it's so fast paced. I'm running around a lot. I knew as soon as I got the iPhone, I didn't want to be responsible for replacing it, so I went out and got an OtterBox. It had a great reputation and I wanted to be sure that I was protecting my phone." Though his focus is dialed in at the track, Quiroga relies heavily on mobile technology both personally and professionally when he's away from it. "For me, it's very important to have a phone. I'm always texting, tweeting, on Facebook," he said. "I really try to man- age everything. I can't be home in front of a computer every day. I'm with my phone every single day, 24/7." He keeps up his personal webpage, re- sponds to fans, tracks his physical training regime and is able to stay closely connected to his family back in Mexico using his mobile devices. At odds with the level of concentra- tion and precision Quiroga exhibits on the racetrack, is his seemingly haphazard ap- proach to keeping connected. That's where OtterBox comes in. "I drop my phone every day. When I'm rac- ing, I'm very focused but my life is very, very distracted," he said. "I don't text and drive, but when I'm walking I'm texting. When you do that, your phone can and will fall. Before I had OtterBox, I broke a couple of phones. Now, OtterBox protects my phone very well. I don't feel anything when I drop my phone anymore - I know it's protected." See page 29 or visit www.tessco.com/go/ otterbox to learn more. Providing High-Performance Protection in a Fast-Paced Environment (continued from page 1) About Red Horse Racing Founded : 2005 Headquarters : Moorseville, NC Owner : Tom DeLoach Circuit: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers : Germn Quiroga, No. 77 John Wes Townley, No. 7 Timothy Peters, No. 17 " Before I had OtterBox, I broke a couple of phones. Now, OtterBox protects my phone very well. I don't feel anything when I drop my phone anymore - I know it's protected." - Germn Quiroga, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver

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