The system, developed by a company named Zerofootprint, places passive high-frequency RFID tags into the electric plugs of appliances and other devices.
Oil, gas and chemical companies are working together to develop a common approach and standards for deploying RFID across the industries. The technology promises to improve safety and security while cutting costs during lean times.
The U.S. Forest Service is deploying a climate sensor network powered by energy harvested from living trees.
The Argonne National Laboratory developed an active RFID system that tracks nuclear materials to protect human health, the environment and national security.
A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.