- Aquarium Puts RFID on Its Ocean Floor
Shedd Aquarium uses RFID-tagged ocean-floor objects, along with a remote-controlled claw with an RFID interrogator, to help children identify shells and rocks.
- Forest-Monitoring Sensors Harvest Energy From Trees
The U.S. Forest Service is deploying a climate sensor network powered by energy harvested from living trees.
- Water Purifier Relies on RFID for Safe Operation
The eSpring system uses passive 125 kHz tags to track usage and determine when a unit's carbon filter and UV lamp need to be replaced.
- RFID-Enabled Valves Promise to Maximize Oil Well Output
To control valves and other downhole tools, an operator drops passive RFID tags, encoded with instructions, into a well.
- RFID Helps Field-Workers Inspect and Maintain Valves
Newfoundland-based company Score Eastern Canada provides its personnel with pen-size RFID interrogators to retrieve and record data regarding the valves and seals the firm supplies to its oil- and gas-drilling clients.
- RFID Works for Big Brother
British reality program Celebrity Big Brother is using Wavetrend active RFID tags to track the movements of the show's participants.
- Smart Bottles Reduce Glass Breakage
Glass container maker Ardagh Glass, as well as Coca-Cola, Coors and other beverage companies, are using facsimile bottles with built-in active RFID tags and sensors to identify sites on assembly lines that subject the glass to damaging pressure or collisions.
- Avis Budget Group Plans to Put Interoperable Toll Transponders on the Road
The car and truck rental agency would be the first to install TransCore's eZGo Anywhere transponders, which are interoperable with most toll-collection systems.
- RFID Aids Restoration of Australian Rainforest
A group of scientific organizations are deploying a network of up to 200 RFID-enabled sensor nodes that measure such things as temperature, humidity, soil moisture and wind speed, as well as identify animal species.
- Laredo's Water Department Uses RFID to Maintain Law and Order
Thanks to active RFID tags embedded in seals, combined with motion detectors and video cameras, the Texas city can respond quickly to any threat to its water-treatment plant.
- RFID Is the Key to Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations
In California, Coulomb Technologies is installing its Smartlet charging stations, accessible by means of a customer card containing a high-frequency passive tag.
- Wood Companies Look to RFID to Raise Yield, Reduce Carbon Footprint
Twenty-nine European partners are developing an RFID-based application and supply-chain analysis system that may be used to increase sawmill efficiency and raw materials usage, improve logistic operations and minimize environmental impacts.
- SoCal Seaports Leverage RFID to Reduce Pollution
Using active tags to identify trucks serving their terminals, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles hope to reduce truck-related air pollution by 80 percent.
- GE Develops Passive Tag That Functions as Multiple Sensors
The company's Global Research division has come up with a design consisting of a standards-based 13.56 MHz RFID chip with an antenna coated with chemically or biologically sensitive films.
- Taiwan RFID Technology, Applications Showcased at International Exhibit
The TAITRA exhibit draws 60,000 potential buyers of RFID technology and includes 50 vendors sharing RFID technology developments.