- In Haiti, RFID Tracks Drinking Water
Deep Springs International is using NFC-enabled phones provided by Nokia Research Center, as well as software designed by a U.C. Berkeley professor, to track chlorine levels in household drinking water.
- Finalists Unveiled for the Fifth Annual RFID Journal Awards
RFID Journal has announced the finalists for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the new RFID Green Award. The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011.
- Mettler Toledo Rainin Puts RFID Into Pipettes
The company is incorporating passive 125 kHz tags in its Pipet-Lite XLS product family, enabling users to record and access maintenance and calibration histories, as well as write instructions regarding a pipette's permitted usage.
- Tanzanian Logistics Company Tracks Fuel Trucks
After testing an RFID-based solution on one of its tanker trucks, Usangu Logistic is preparing to install it on 30 of its vehicles, enabling the company to know, in real time, where and when fuel is stolen.
- BP Uses RFID Sensors to Track Pipe Corrosion
The system, provided by Permasense, enables the oil company to monitor pipe thickness at its refineries worldwide.
- TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments
Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.
- Self-contained RFID Cube Helps Keep Out Foreign Material
Access Solutions has devised a turnkey unit that employs EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to streamline the tracking of workers and tools entering and exiting protected areas of power plants and other facilities.
- Active UHF RFID Tags Muster Support for Oil Rigs
ConocoPhillips and other companies are using Identec Solutions' Watcheroffshore personnel-tracking safety system on North Sea oil rigs, and Identec hopes North American operations will soon do the same.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2011
The RFID industry's biggest event, to be held on Apr. 12-14, in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Motorola Solutions Announced as Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! 2011
The company will be the cornerstone sponsor for RFID Journal's ninth major annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 12-14 in, Orlando, Fla.
- Petrobras Opts for RFID to Track Drill Pipe
Weatherford is tagging the five-inch-wide pipes that it ships to an offshore oil rig operated by the Brazilian energy company, with the aim of more easily verifying that the correct pipes are being provided, inspected and maintained.
- TagStone to Deliver Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East
The event's cornerstone sponsor will explain how companies in the Middle East are benefiting today from using RFID, at the second annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Oct. 5 in Abu Dhabi.
- Xterprise Releases Mobile RFID Package for Item-Level Tracking
The vendor's new Clarity Mobile solution—designed to be an easy-to-operate, low-cost item-level tracking system—comes with handheld RFID readers, pre-encoded EPC Gen 2 tags and access to a Web-based application.
- Diablo Canyon Power Site Uses RFID to Track Items
The nuclear plant has attached EPC Gen 2 tags to tens of thousands of reactor parts at its warehouse, in order to document their locations and maintenance status in case they are needed. The facility will soon tag tools as well.
- RFID Tracks Oil Co. Containers and Ships in Newfoundland
A. Harvey is tagging its containers, as well as some vessels and trucks, to increase the visibility of its operations providing equipment, tools and food to offshore oil rigs.