- 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.
- 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.
- RFID on Lookout for Wildfires in China
Qingyuan Forestry is piloting a fire-detection solution that includes ZigBee-based wireless sensors.
- Phish Foundation Saves Labor at Concerts
WaterWheel, the rock band's charitable arm, is using Truecount's RFID EPC UHF solution to make inventory counts efficient and accurate for merchandise it gives away to donors as thank-you gifts.
- Construction Waste-Management Company Uses RFID and GPS
Challande employs AgoraBee's ChisFleet solution to track the locations of metal trash containers that may be dispersed to dozens or hundreds of customers throughout Switzerland.
- RFID Monitors Wastewater Disposal at Hydrofracking Sites
GreenHunter Water LLC is installing RFID-based technology at oil wells to track the removal and disposal of wastewater, helping oil companies ensure that they comply with regulations.
- Swedish Tunnel Uses RFID to Monitor Air Pollution
The nation's transport agency has deployed Identec Solutions' RFID tags in conjunction with sensors, to ensure that workers are not exposed to excessive levels of toxic gases
- RFID Tracks Recycling Progress in Charleston County
By installing Sonrai Systems' UHF RFID system on its new single-stream recycling carts, as well as on its trucks, the county can now measure the growth of recycling.
- Medical Marijuana Companies Use EPC Tags to Keep Things Straight
Denver-based LeafTrack is providing its RFID-based tracking system to help producers meet state requirements, track the condition of each plant, and receive alerts if any plant's health is in decline.
- RFID Chips Tell Fish Tales at Aquarium
A marine science center in Virginia has installed an RFID system to provide visitors with data about each fish within its Chesapeake Bay tank, as the chip-implanted fish swim past a reader.
- RFID Helps Scientists Study Honeybees' Homing Behavior
A newly published study shows how tiny passive 13.56 MHz tags were used to measure the length of time it takes the insects to return to their hive, after being transported to a variety of locations.
- 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.
- RFID Climbs Mountains in Italian Alps
Veglia-Devero Nature Park is using active UHF tags to provide hikers with video and audio media explaining the site's features.
- 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.
- Norsk Lastbaerer Pool Inserts RFID Into the Norwegian Food Chain
The organization is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.