- Dow Monitors Hazardous Rail Shipments in Real Time
The system employs an RF-based auto-ID system that uses sensors, satellite communications and GPS to track the location and status of 650 tank railcars in North America.
- Indian Mine Monitors Workers and Toxic Gases
PervCom's active 2.4 GHz RFID tags, attached to cap lamps, track miners' locations and contain sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and air quality.
- EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies
An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.
- Communities Turn to RFID to Boost Recycling
Three U.S. municipalities are using passive UHF tags to monitor whether their residents place recyclable bottles, cans and paper out at the curb.
- Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint
The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.
- At Former Landfill, RFID Monitors Workers and Waste
As contaminated soil and hazardous refuse are removed from the site, a location-tracking system ensures that workers can be rapidly evacuated during emergencies, and that containers of waste are properly routed.
- New Consortium Seeks RFID Standard for Oil, Gas Industries
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group, made up of petroleum companies, RFID vendors and an academic think tank, hopes to develop a common approach to deploying RFID across the industries.
- Montreal RFID-enabled Bike Project Picks Up Speed
The city provides an update on its plan to roll out RFID-enabled bicycles that commuters can use for short trips from transit stations to an office or store.
- GS1 Canada Revamps RFID Policy Forum
The updated forum will work to encourage discussion about all aspects of RFID-based electronic business processes, as well as provide the public with facts and research.
- New Zealand's National Cattle ID Project Gets $23 Million
The funding should help the National Animal Identification and Tracing project meet its goal of having all cattle and deer in the country RFID-tagged and registered by 2011.
- Used Batteries Tracked to Disposal
Can/U.S. Enviro-Energy employs RFID to track the new and used batteries it delivers to telecommunications companies.
- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.
- Routeware Launches RFID Solution for Waste Haulers
The system employs low-frequency RFID interrogators on trash-collection trucks to identify tagged waste and recycling containers, as well as track the recycling efforts of the residents they serve.
- Weyerhaeuser Offers High-Volume Source Tagging, But Demand Still Low
The company is supplying pretagged cardboard boxes to several of its customers, and plans to license its process for manufacturing RFID-tagged cardboard to International Paper and other firms.
- Cost Plus World Market Finds RFID Sweet Spot in Yard Management
The specialty retailer has deployed an RFID-based real-time location system to monitor trailers arriving at its main distribution center in Northern California, and to expedite the receipt of goods.