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Using GPS & RFID Technologies for the Gas & Oil Industry

The gas and oil industry is currently facing pressure to become more efficient and this push only increases as global demand for oil continues to rise. However, while companies want to speed up processes, they don’t want to achieve this at the expense of accuracy or regulation, since improving efficiency while maintaining safety and meeting

How Net-Zero Commercial Buildings Conserve Energy

Experts are paying more attention to energy efficiency in new construction projects. This is due to the dramatic rise in energy prices across the globe and a growing concern about climate change. Many highlight concerns stemming from transportation; however, commercial buildings are actually the greatest consumer of energy in the US. The top energy-consuming building

RFID Technology Tracks & Records Data about Animals

Farmers, ranchers, and other livestock professionals use RFID technology to track and record a variety of everyday data, such as how much a cow is being fed each day and how many male horses are on a ranch at a given time. And those applications are quickly expanding into new areas, including advanced record-keeping requirements

Designing Custom Magnetic Components for Electronics

Electronic devices are becoming more complex and few people know more than the barest details about the components they use. Many resources discuss microprocessors, semiconductors, and transistors; however, few explain the functions of the magnetic components vital to these devices. Inductors, transformers, and other component, are often considered much lower-tech than other ones. Despite their

Industrial 4.0 Incorporates Specialized IIoT Applications

The next generation of manufacturing automation has been coined as the 4th industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Many of these advances in manufacturing revolve around the industrial internet of things (IIoT). An offshoot of the internet of things (IoT) we already read about every day, home consumer products, such as smart TVs, thermostats, etc. IIoT will

RFID Solutions for Transportation Management Systems

To transport each shipment, companies often use a highly integrated supply chain network that links multiple transportation modes: planes, ships, trucks, and vans. This network is the fabric of the shipping transport industry and it’s what keeps international trade afloat. However, this industry is currently facing many obstacles. For instance, increasing oil prices are directly

Smart Home Lighting Systems: Save Energy & Money

In 2016, total global energy came from 80% fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and petroleum). The main fossil fuel being used is natural gas (32%), coal (30%), and petroleum (1%). Processing all three forms have numerous damaging environmental impacts, such as air and water pollution, soil contamination, etc. For example, 6% of greenhouse emissions in the world derive

RFID Prevents Counterfeit Drug Distribution

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that up to 40% of pharmaceuticals shipped from countries such as Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico may be counterfeit. The FDA is investigating more cases that involve well-organized criminal operations working to introduce finished counterfeit drugs that resemble legitimate drugs that may contain only inactive or incorrect ingredients,

Effects of India’s New Automotive Industry Standard 140

India’s new Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) 140 is designed to revolutionize and innovate the public transportation system in India. Under these standards, all Indian public transit would need to have a GPS tracker. This allows for better control of the individual units and the system as a whole. In fact, every commercial vehicle would be

Every Drop Counts: IoT-Enabled Smart Water Meters

80% of all diseases in the developing world are water related. Clean drinking water will soon become the most valuable resource in the world. Over one billion people in developing countries already don’t have access to safe drinking water. Not only are we using up our available water supply, which is finite, our population continues