Active RFID Meets Wi-Fi To Ease Asset Tracking

TransAlta Corp. is no stranger to radio-frequency identification. The Canadian power company uses passive RFID to help maintain equipment in several of its 600-foot-long plants. But TransAlta wants to take things to the next level with a system that combines its Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth technology, and active RFID so it can find equipment and easily read RFID tags and metrics from temperature gauges, vibration probes, and other peripherals using a single, untethered device.
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