- Argonne National Laboratory Tests New Radiation-Sensing Tag
The ARG-US tag, codeveloped by Evigia Systems and ANL, is being deployed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, to gauge whether it can detect abnormal conditions involving storage barrels containing sensitive nuclear materials, as well as issue alerts in real time.
- Atlanta's Transit Authority to Test Bombardier's Rail-Worker Safety System
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will demonstrate the company's TrackSafe solution for the Federal Transit Administration, to determine how well RFID technology can help prevent accidents.
- At Hospitals, Wi-Fi Sensors Can Monitor Emergency Lights, Code Blue Situations
Many of Primex Wireless' customers are using its Wi-Fi-based solutions to automate the testing of emergency lighting, measure the length of cardiopulmonary emergencies, record temperature levels and detect water leaks.
- PAR-Level RTLS Solution Saves Costs at Oregon Hospital
Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend is using a real-time location system from Versus Technology to track the PAR levels of assets, enabling the facility to ensure that equipment is always on hand where needed.
- RFID on Lookout for Wildfires in China
Qingyuan Forestry is piloting a fire-detection solution that includes ZigBee-based wireless sensors.
- Sensors Track Consumer Goods Bound for Troops in Afghanistan
To combat theft or security breaches, American President Lines is using Cubic's Container Tracking and Monitoring Solution to monitor overseas shipments to U.S. post exchanges.
- Children's Hospital Colorado to Expand Wireless Sensor System
The hospital reports that TempSys' CheckPoint solution has already paid for itself "a couple of times over," by reducing the amount of labor required to track temperatures within blood coolers and other units.
- RFID Scores Well at TopGolf's Newest Entertainment Complex
The driving range employs 200,000 golf balls containing passive EPC Gen 2 tags read at 548 points along the fairway, to help golfers view their scores in real time.
- KCF Technologies to Launch Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensors
The RFID-based devices will allow users to track their machinery's condition based on vibration and temperature readings, with power supplied by a battery or generated by heat, vibration or sunlight.
- Intrusion-Detecting Sensors Protect Borders, Troops
Lockheed Martin and Textron each offer active wireless mesh-network systems to the military and private sector, to monitor movements or hazardous conditions.
- California Researchers Expand 'Intelligent Water Infrastructures Initiative'
A University of California group is deploying hundreds of wireless sensor nodes in the Sierra Nevada, to help better predict water availability.
- ShelfX Unveils Store Shelves for Automating Purchases
The system, slated for supermarket pilots, will weigh products, determine what has been removed, and automatically charge a customer based on that person's RFID-enabled loyalty card or wristband.
- 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.
- At TAITRONICS 2011, Vendors Present a Variety of New RFID Products
The 37th annual Taiwanese electronics show included about 25 RFID companies selling hardware and software solutions for Asia and the rest of the world.
- RFID Will Keep Things Moving on Stage
Technology from iTrack and Time Domain will enable a theater operator to track a 60-foot ship and other properties, to ensure that no prop moves off course or collides with other objects.