- Smartrac Hopes to Release Green RFID Tags Within a Year
The Dutch firm indicates the new passive tags will be almost completely biodegradable after use, to reduce waste, while being priced similarly to current tags.
- Michigan Households Get RFID-enabled Rewards for Recycling
An RFID-based incentives system uses EPC Gen 2 tags attached to collection bins, in order to track participation and give out prizes and discounts.
- ClimateMinder Monitors Conditions at Farms, Greenhouses, Warehouses
The wireless sensor system, already in use in Turkey, is being introduced in the United States, where a strawberry grower will soon deploy it to monitor temperature and fertilizer levels.
- Australian Waste-collection Businesses Tag Trash Bins
The EPC Gen 2 RFID tags enable the firms to distribute the receptacles more efficiently to homes and businesses—and, eventually, to monitor the collection of trash and recyclables.
- Aquarium Puts RFID on Its Ocean Floor
Shedd Aquarium uses RFID-tagged ocean-floor objects, along with a remote-controlled claw with an RFID interrogator, to help children identify shells and rocks.
- Forest-Monitoring Sensors Harvest Energy From Trees
The U.S. Forest Service is deploying a climate sensor network powered by energy harvested from living trees.
- Water Purifier Relies on RFID for Safe Operation
The eSpring system uses passive 125 kHz tags to track usage and determine when a unit's carbon filter and UV lamp need to be replaced.
- RFID-Enabled Valves Promise to Maximize Oil Well Output
To control valves and other downhole tools, an operator drops passive RFID tags, encoded with instructions, into a well.
- RFID Helps Field-Workers Inspect and Maintain Valves
Newfoundland-based company Score Eastern Canada provides its personnel with pen-size RFID interrogators to retrieve and record data regarding the valves and seals the firm supplies to its oil- and gas-drilling clients.
- RFID Works for Big Brother
British reality program Celebrity Big Brother is using Wavetrend active RFID tags to track the movements of the show's participants.
- Smart Bottles Reduce Glass Breakage
Glass container maker Ardagh Glass, as well as Coca-Cola, Coors and other beverage companies, are using facsimile bottles with built-in active RFID tags and sensors to identify sites on assembly lines that subject the glass to damaging pressure or collisions.
- Avis Budget Group Plans to Put Interoperable Toll Transponders on the Road
The car and truck rental agency would be the first to install TransCore's eZGo Anywhere transponders, which are interoperable with most toll-collection systems.
- RFID Aids Restoration of Australian Rainforest
A group of scientific organizations are deploying a network of up to 200 RFID-enabled sensor nodes that measure such things as temperature, humidity, soil moisture and wind speed, as well as identify animal species.
- Laredo's Water Department Uses RFID to Maintain Law and Order
Thanks to active RFID tags embedded in seals, combined with motion detectors and video cameras, the Texas city can respond quickly to any threat to its water-treatment plant.
- RFID Is the Key to Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations
In California, Coulomb Technologies is installing its Smartlet charging stations, accessible by means of a customer card containing a high-frequency passive tag.