- Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields
Researchers at Cal Poly, using RFID technology from technology company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.
- Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App
Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.
- RFID News Roundup
Weir Oil & Gas intros RFID fleet-maintenance system, mobile app ••• SmartMetric, Grupo Datco sign dealership agreement for RFID security cards ••• Global Market Insights says IoT health-care market will surpass $10 billion by 2024 ••• Future Market Insights predicts RFID printer market will expand in coming years ••• IBM, Cisco collaborate on intelligent IoT platform ••• STMicroelectronics, Jorjin offer Sigfox IoT modules with dual RF connectivity ••• Penske Corp., Hitachi partner to improve vehicle performance via IoT.
- Petrochemical Company Launches Refinery of the Future With IoT
Texmark Chemicals is using technology from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba to automatically collect real-time data regarding the function of critical pumps on the plant floor, with long-term goals of managing assets, as well as employee safety and access, via video and other wireless technologies.
- IoT Enables Renewable Power Management for Irish Energy Company
Solo Energy is deploying a network of batteries for energy storage and distribution based on power generation and price changes, using IoT technology provided by Asavie.
- RFID Tracks Fuel Trailers to Prevent Theft in Chile
Technology provider GPS Chile is offering its fleet-management solution to an oil company using Agorabee active RFID technology to link each trailer with a truck, identify the location of the truck and trailer, and gain visibility into when the vehicle leaves its expected route or stops.
- RFID News Roundup
Xerafy issues end of life notification for Bric and Pico Wedge RFID tags, joins 2018 Accelerating Entrepreneurs Program ••• Tönnjes E.A.S.T. to present electronic vehicle identification products in Amsterdam ••• Jadak unveils fixed-mount bar-code reader ••• Wellaware partners with Amazon Web Services on oil and gas IIoT platform, and with Checkpoint Pumps & Systems on IoT pump-monitoring system ••• Senseon Secure Access to demo RFID locking system for retailers.
- RFID Markers, GPS Data Track Underground Lines in India
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. is cutting in half the amount of time for each maintenance visit to its underground lines, thanks to UHF RFID readers built into handheld devices, along with GPS to link underground markers with a specific geographic location.
- Q-Track Kit Provides RTLS Coverage at Low Cost
The company's new kit is aimed at companies for which traditional real-time location systems are too expensive or complex, and can be installed and commissioned by a user within a matter of hours.
- Hybrid RFID Tag Links Worker Safety to Access Control
Extronics' new safety badge, which combines active Wi-Fi RFID and passive HF RFID technologies, will allow oil and gas workers at a Southeast Asia refinery to gain site access, as well as have their location tracked, without requiring them to carry multiple devices.
- RFID News Roundup
PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.
- Beacon-Based Solution Brings Intelligence to Offices
Tieto Corp. has seen sales and productivity increase since it installed its own MyOffice solution, using Quuppa beacon technology, to understand how work space is used, as well as automatically enable conference room use, service requests and worker location.
- Companies Testing On-Metal Tag With 20-Meter Read Range
Xerafy's Container Trak tag is being tested by several companies to identify the locations and movements of metal containers or trailers in such areas as outdoor storage yards and distribution centers.
- Ceitec Delivers 300,000 RFID Chips for Vehicular Tagging
The Brazilian semiconductor company has been homologated in record time and marketed to Q-Free, a Norwegian company that develops intelligent transport systems.
- Mojix Merges With CXignited to Build Global Retail Solutions Presence
The newly combined entity will provide a wide array of RFID and Internet of Things solutions for retailers, brands and manufacturers.