The Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is tagging 30,000 poles to improve maintenance and repair operations.
Wireless solutions monitor these facilities in real time to keep them cool, while reducing power consumption and costs.
Approximately 100 attendees gathered at RFID Journal's inaugural conference and exhibition for the energy industry, to learn how they could benefit from deploying radio frequency identification technologies. View the presentations from the event.
The wireless sensors will be utilized to monitor engine bearings on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while in flight, using their turbines' heat to power RFID transmissions.
The technology allows the sensors to receive and harvest RF energy to power their own transmissions, eliminating the need for replaceable batteries.
The multinational energy firm is testing a system that employs passive RFID tags to enable the detection of subterranean polyethylene utility pipes.
Cox Industries is using EPC Gen 2 tags to manage the storage and shipment of poles that it makes, while a South Carolina city is employing similar tags to manage its poles' inspection and maintenance.
ZigBee-based solutions are affordable and easy to install, and can help businesses cut their energy bills.
Taking inventory of hundreds of computers, printers, monitors and other electronic equipment can now be accomplished in a single day, instead of several weeks.
Amid the economic gloom, five recent titles shed light on new frontiers in radio frequency identification technologies and applications.