- Black Elk Uses FileTrail-SharePoint Solution to Track All Its Documents, Physical and Electronic
The oil and gas company is employing RFID to track tens of thousands of paper files as they move around its offices; the next phase will be to apply EPC tags to assets such as computers and drilling tools.
- RFID Secures Discarded Documents—and the Process of Shredding Them
Reisswolf's electronic lock system uses passive and active tags to ensure that only authorized personnel can dispose of documents, as well as monitor the status of the disposal containers and their contents.
- Finalists Unveiled for Sixth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, for Best Implementation, Most Innovative Use, Best Use to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the Green Award, as well as a new award for Best RFID Thesis.
- U Grok It Wants to Help Consumers and Small Businesses Find Their Stuff
The company has developed a system using an RFID reader plugged into a smartphone to interrogate passive UHF tags attached to items that households or businesses may misplace.
- RFID Helps Soccer Teams Keep Their Eye on the Ball, and Their Players
The system, using active tags and readers from Fraunhofer IIS, tracks the real-time locations and movements of players and balls on the field, enabling coaches, referees and spectators to analyze players' performance.
- Goodyear Dunlop Europe Plans RFID Trials for Bus Tires
The manufacturer, already tagging race truck and trailer tires, is now eyeing other commercial markets for the technology, in order to leverage its FleetOnlineSolutions program to share tire data between itself, owners and service providers.
- RFID Tracks Spanish Shoppers' Interest in Shoes, Books
Two retailers in Spain are attaching EPC Gen 2 tags to some of their merchandise, in order to gauge the popularity of products by tracking how often customers pick the items up.
- Virtual Chemistry Inc. RFID-Enables Its Lab-Animal Management Solution
The provider of software and services for the life-sciences industries has added support for EPC Gen 2 UHF tags and readers, to automate the process of conducting inventory counts of cages filled with laboratory animals, enabling billing and care records.
- At Hospitals, Wi-Fi Sensors Can Monitor Emergency Lights, Code Blue Situations
Many of Primex Wireless' customers are using its Wi-Fi-based solutions to automate the testing of emergency lighting, measure the length of cardiopulmonary emergencies, record temperature levels and detect water leaks.
- Asset-Tracking Technology Helps iGPS Rescue Its Pallets
The company is using a combination of EPC Gen 2 RFID and battery-powered GPS/GPRS tags to increase visibility into its pool of plastic pallets, and to save missing pallets from being chopped up and sold to recyclers.
- Omni-ID Launches UltraThin Metal-Mount Tags
The new tags, which measure approximately 0.05 inch in thickness, are being used or tested by about 20 companies to track laptops, oil pipes, shopping carts and other assets.
- RFID Solution Tries to Put the Brakes on Warehouse Accidents
Several consumer goods manufacturers are testing technology from Transmon Engineering to alert forklift drivers when they come within range of a pedestrian.
- Toronto General Hospital Uses RTLS to Reduce Infection Transmission
The facility is testing a real-time location system to track hand-washing, the cleaning of equipment and the visits to patients by staff.
- Post Danmark Boosts Mail-Collection Efficiency
The operator is using two-way 2.4 GHz RFID technology to track postal vehicles and mail pickup, in order to optimize routes, improve efficiency and reduce its vehicle fleet.
- Vizualiiz's LightsOn Solution Uses RFID to Locate Servers
Several data centers are employing the system to view a 3-D map of their facilities, including every rack, shelf and server, and to manage the maintenance of IT equipment.