Radio tags could save money…and lobsters

You may have heard of RFID tags, which are tiny radio signal emitting tags that can be imbeded in products or attached to vehicles, and can be used for inventory and tracking.

Now RFID tags appear to be making their way into the world of trucking.

An article on covers how RadioData Corp, a firm in Scottsdale Arizona, plans to use RFID technology to help protect cargo.

RFID tags could be used to monitor sensitive cargo, such as seafood or vegetables, to insure their freshness or keep truck doors locked till they arrive at a destination.

For instance, a box of lobsters could be equipped with the tags to alert a shipper if the temperature of the lobsters were rising or falling to unsafe levels.

Great news for shippers. Good news for lobsters…till they reach the pot.


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