- Canadian Oil and Gas Company to Monitor Evacuations via RFID
At a construction site in Newfoundland, the firm will be able to automatically identify the locations of thousands of workers during emergencies, by means of active RFID tags attached to hardhats.
- Pennzoil Powers Up With RFID and Mario Kart to Promote Product
Hundreds of South By Southwest festival attendees competed in a real-world Mario Kart race, using reads of RFID-enabled go-karts and wristbands to identify participants, post their performances on their social-network accounts and award power-ups.
- Energy Industry Leaders Promote RFID Adoption
Woodside, Total, BP, Petrobras and Shell founded the Global RFID Committee for Oil & Gas to promote standardization and maximize the potential value of radio frequency identification and other auto-ID technologies in the industry.
- Finalists Unveiled for Eighth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed at this year's LIVE! event, being held in Orlando, Fla., on Apr. 8-10.
- Xtreme RFID and Vizinex Jointly Market Rugged Passive UHF Tag
The Allied VX-Mid tag incorporates Vizinex's Sentry tag, as well as a rugged encapsulation molded to the tag by Xtreme RFID, to render it impervious to impacts, dirt and fluids, while boasting a read range of about 25 feet.
- Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2014
RFID Journal's 12th annual conference, to be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, will open with a keynote presentation by Kim Phillips, head of packaging at Marks & Spencer.
- Conferences Track Attendees Via UHF RFID
The technology, provided by Global Registration Solutions, allows expositions and conferences to identify when attendees enter and leave specific areas or attempt to claim a free meal.
- French Utility Finds Turbine Components Fast
An RFID solution from Nexess allows Électricité de France to quickly locate replacement parts when a gas turbine fails, keeping downtime to a minimum.
- Researchers Develop Energy-Harvesting NFC Tag With Sensors, E-Paper Display
Intel and university scientists have created a prototype tag that can be interrogated, controlled and recharged by an NFC-enabled smartphone.
- William Frick Offers Municipalities a Low-Cost Solution for Tracking City Assets
The tag manufacturer has released an RFID-based solution designed to let municipalities, utilities, industrial companies or hospitals monitor equipment using software loaded on a handheld reader, without requiring integration with a back-end system.
- EchoRFID Offers Views Into Buried Oil and Gas or Utility Pipes
The company's EchoShield PipeTalker solution is designed to track the locations and histories of pipes or other equipment from the point of manufacture through inspections and maintenance after installation.
- RFID News Roundup
Lexus partners with MyDealerLot to implement RFID-enabled customer-service solutions; Radiant RFID releases RFID-enabled first-responder location reporting for 2013 hurricane season; item-level tagging fuels global RFID market, Frost & Sullivan says; Oberthur Technologies' NFC SIM cards to carry HID Global's Seos digital keys; NSA approves wireless sensor design that could help protect nuclear facilities; association promoting microSD format announces support for Near Field Communication RFID; Gartner lowers forecast for NFC-based mobile-payment transactions.
- RFID News Roundup
NXP, Alioth partner on SmartMX2 smart cards; Adlink announces new RFID-enabled industrial mobile handheld computer; Arjowiggins Creative Papers showcases new paper substrate for printed RFID and other electronic components; Laird Technologies launches low-energy Bluetooth smart modules for medical and other devices; Bayer HealthCare awards employee evacuation project to Radiant RFID; Excelsior Metal Products unveils RFID-enabled Refrigerated Electronic Locker System.
- University of Arkansas Researchers Study How to Link Visual Identification Technology With RFID
The school's RFID Research Center and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies will also try to develop standardized formats for VIT data, while testing the use of visual data with radio frequency identification for inventory tracking.
- AXON Energy Acquires Merrick Systems' RFID Product Line
The reorganization of the two companies—both owned by HitecVision—enables AXON to provide an oil-and-gas industry solution consisting of LF and UHF tags, an LF-UHF handheld reader and software to manage the collected data.