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  • New Zealand Farm Cuts Water and Energy Consumption With IoT

    WaterForce's SCADAfarm system, using Schneider Electric technology, allows cattle, sheep and vegetable producer BlackHills Farm to remotely monitor the watering level and conditions of crops, in order to provide the correct amount of water at every location at all times.

  • Savi Technology Offers Cold-Chain RFID Deployments in Africa

    Several African agencies and oil companies have been using a Savi RFID solution known as OMNIS, from SGS, to provide traceability of oil and gas shipments; now the company is in discussions to track cold-chain goods as they are transported by truck, in order to identify or prevent thefts.

  • Turkish Mines Track Workers With BLE

    Tagvance has deployed Leantegra's Bluetooth Low Energy technology in a lead and zinc mine in Southern Turkey for the Dedeman Mining Company, thereby ensuring that the firm meets new federal safety regulations.

  • PINC Brings RFID, Optic Sensor Drones Indoors With Fuel Cells

    The company is partnering with Intelligent Energy to power its new indoor drones with fuel cells, thereby ensuring a longer operational time before refueling.

  • RFID Automates Fracking Interventions for Weatherford

    The oilfield services company is deploying LF RFID readers in its drill tools and tags that drop into oil wells, to trigger such actions as closing or opening valves to allow the flow of fluids.

  • IoT Sensor Solution Identifies Equipment Failures Before They Happen

    Equipment manufacturers and users have begun utilizing a wireless system from ServiceMax that employs RFID and other technology to capture sensor data about a piece of equipment, and to identify problems as soon as a change in performance is detected.

  • RFID-enabled Fuel-Monitoring System Connects to the Internet of Things

    Customers in multiple countries report improved fuel accountability after adopting the solution.

  • Utility Company Uses RFID to Identify Underground Pipes, Wires

    Bravo Environmental has buried approximately 100 InfraMarker tags to help it identity the locations of infrastructure, as well as the work performed at those areas.

  • DOE's BENEFIT Initiative Seeks Low-Cost Building Sensors

    The U.S. Department of Energy is funding three multi-year projects to create either passive or active RFID sensors that can collect temperature, humidity or other environmental data for use by building-management systems.

  • Startup to Pilot Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Technology

    C2Sense's passive RFID sensors will be tested in at least three pilots to determine if they can detect specific gases in the real world.

  • Street Cuts Get Intelligent

    Several dozen municipalities are adopting CDO Technologies' RoadTag solution to identify who performed road restoration work so that any follow-up repairs or maintenance can be dispatched quickly.

  • HID Global Offers RFID-enabled Fuel-Management Solution

    The company's identiFUEL system consists of passive RFID tags for vehicles, readers on fuel nozzles, and controller units to collect data and forward it to the company's fuel-management software.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Checkpoint releases circular tag for health, beauty products; boosts production capabilities ••• Farsens unveils prototype RFID sensor tags ••• RFID, RTLS adoption to rise in warehouses, according to Zebra study ••• Startup reelyActive launches Bluetooth-enabled customer-tracking service ••• STiD unveils two new UHF RFID tags for aerospace, oil and gas industries ••• GS1 UK survey shows growing RFID adoption by apparel sector ••• Radley and Smart Label Solutions announce partnership.

  • Wind Energy Services Provider Adds RFID to Tools

    A combination of UHF and HF RFID tags is helping SSC Wind to reduce the incidence of lost equipment at its job sites from 75 percent to 2 percent, and to ensure that recalibration is performed on time.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 to Feature Six Preconference Seminars

    This year's topics will include content for the energy and retail sectors and IT professionals, as well as RFID-enabled smart products, and warehouse and inventory management—plus, RFID Journal University.

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