- DOE's BENEFIT Initiative Seeks Low-Cost Building Sensors
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding three multi-year projects to create either passive or active RFID sensors that can collect temperature, humidity or other environmental data for use by building-management systems.
- Startup to Pilot Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Technology
C2Sense's passive RFID sensors will be tested in at least three pilots to determine if they can detect specific gases in the real world.
- Street Cuts Get Intelligent
Several dozen municipalities are adopting CDO Technologies' RoadTag solution to identify who performed road restoration work so that any follow-up repairs or maintenance can be dispatched quickly.
- HID Global Offers RFID-enabled Fuel-Management Solution
The company's identiFUEL system consists of passive RFID tags for vehicles, readers on fuel nozzles, and controller units to collect data and forward it to the company's fuel-management software.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint releases circular tag for health, beauty products; boosts production capabilities ••• Farsens unveils prototype RFID sensor tags ••• RFID, RTLS adoption to rise in warehouses, according to Zebra study ••• Startup reelyActive launches Bluetooth-enabled customer-tracking service ••• STiD unveils two new UHF RFID tags for aerospace, oil and gas industries ••• GS1 UK survey shows growing RFID adoption by apparel sector ••• Radley and Smart Label Solutions announce partnership.
- Wind Energy Services Provider Adds RFID to Tools
A combination of UHF and HF RFID tags is helping SSC Wind to reduce the incidence of lost equipment at its job sites from 75 percent to 2 percent, and to ensure that recalibration is performed on time.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 to Feature Six Preconference Seminars
This year's topics will include content for the energy and retail sectors and IT professionals, as well as RFID-enabled smart products, and warehouse and inventory management—plus, RFID Journal University.
- GasBuddy Offers Beacons, Dashboard to Gas-Station Convenience Stores
The free beacon solution is designed to help retailers increase pump-to-store traffic by delivering personalized ads, promotions and discounts to GasBuddy's users.
- Chinese Nuclear Plant Tracks Workers With RFID
The UHF RFID system, from Sun International, allows the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant to confirm that all workers have left an area during an emergency, or identify any who still remain, as well as know if someone enters an unauthorized area.
- Redpoint Positioning Launches High-Precision RTLS
The company says its system, currently being piloted at construction sites and retail stores to track workers' whereabouts, does not require a Wi-Fi network, making deployments easy, fast and less expensive.
- Extronics to Market AeroScout Wi-Fi-based RFID Tags, Software to Industrial Sector
Two months after saying its AeroScout Industrial product line was being phased out, Stanley Healthcare has struck an agreement with Extronics, which plans to provide AeroScout sales and service to customers in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors.
- RFID News Roundup
Gimbal expands product line with new USB-powered Bluetooth beacons ••• EnvisionWare launches RFID Tablet Tag ••• Camelback Resort's lodge and Aquatopia waterpark adopt PDC's RFID wristband system ••• Sandia National Lab solicits partners to commercialize 'active authentication' technology ••• More pharmacies seek automated kit-stocking technologies, according to Kit Check study.
- Dominion East Ohio Uses RFID to Inspect Natural Gas Pipes
The energy company is attaching passive HF RFID tags to aboveground pipes, and is using handheld readers and an iPhone app to manage the inspection data.
- RFID Tracks Radioactive Materials Used by Oil Services Providers to Explore New Well Sites
The system, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is being tested by Baker Hughes to monitor the location and usage of such materials.
- Weatherford Laboratories' RFID Solution Reduces Risk of Losing Offshore Earth Samples
The company is offering the system, developed in partnership with JPL RFID, to its oil and gas customers, to ensure that samples from a drill site can be tracked.