- RFID News Roundup
DHL adds 13 locations throughout the Americas to its life-sciences Thermonet network; EM Microelectronic announces COiN Bluetooth smart beacon; SkyeTek unveils new UHF RFID module; International oil and gas company implements Precyse Technologies' RTLS to boost worker safety; RFID takes part in University of Texas at Dallas commencement ceremony.
- Woodside Tests New Passive-Active RFID Tag
The Australian oil and gas company is trialing Omni-ID's Power 400 RFID tag, branded as the Woodside Smart Tag (or W-Tag), at its LNG operation site.
- RFID Journal Unveils Agenda for RFID in Energy, Mining & Construction Conference
Speakers at the event, to be held in Australia on Aug. 12-13, will include executives from Woodside Energy and Bechtel.
- RFID Journal to Hold Inaugural RFID Event in Australia Focused on Energy, Mining and Construction
The event, to be held on Aug. 12-13, will be co-located with the Lean Construction Conference, and will focus on how companies in these sectors are employing RFID to improve their business operations.
- Asahi Glass Co. Tracks Documents via Smart Shelves
The Japanese company is using Cell Form RFID antennas to know the locations of 6,000 files, and when a particular document was removed, thereby reducing labor hours and the risk of a misplaced document.
- Canadian Oil and Gas Company to Monitor Evacuations via RFID
At a construction site in Newfoundland, the firm will be able to automatically identify the locations of thousands of workers during emergencies, by means of active RFID tags attached to hardhats.
- Pennzoil Powers Up With RFID and Mario Kart to Promote Product
Hundreds of South By Southwest festival attendees competed in a real-world Mario Kart race, using reads of RFID-enabled go-karts and wristbands to identify participants, post their performances on their social-network accounts and award power-ups.
- Energy Industry Leaders Promote RFID Adoption
Woodside, Total, BP, Petrobras and Shell founded the Global RFID Committee for Oil & Gas to promote standardization and maximize the potential value of radio frequency identification and other auto-ID technologies in the industry.
- Finalists Unveiled for Eighth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed at this year's LIVE! event, being held in Orlando, Fla., on Apr. 8-10.
- Xtreme RFID and Vizinex Jointly Market Rugged Passive UHF Tag
The Allied VX-Mid tag incorporates Vizinex's Sentry tag, as well as a rugged encapsulation molded to the tag by Xtreme RFID, to render it impervious to impacts, dirt and fluids, while boasting a read range of about 25 feet.
- Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2014
RFID Journal's 12th annual conference, to be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, will open with a keynote presentation by Kim Phillips, head of packaging at Marks & Spencer.
- Conferences Track Attendees Via UHF RFID
The technology, provided by Global Registration Solutions, allows expositions and conferences to identify when attendees enter and leave specific areas or attempt to claim a free meal.
- French Utility Finds Turbine Components Fast
An RFID solution from Nexess allows Électricité de France to quickly locate replacement parts when a gas turbine fails, keeping downtime to a minimum.
- Researchers Develop Energy-Harvesting NFC Tag With Sensors, E-Paper Display
Intel and university scientists have created a prototype tag that can be interrogated, controlled and recharged by an NFC-enabled smartphone.
- William Frick Offers Municipalities a Low-Cost Solution for Tracking City Assets
The tag manufacturer has released an RFID-based solution designed to let municipalities, utilities, industrial companies or hospitals monitor equipment using software loaded on a handheld reader, without requiring integration with a back-end system.