GEOLOCATION, RFID COMPANIES SELLING SYSTEM FOR PIPE AND EQUIPMENT TRACKING

 

Sept 04, 2017 -

Grand Junction, CO - Colorado-based ProStar Geocorp has teamed up with its sister company, EchoRFID, to create an RFID-enabled solution to manage the locations and status of utility assets, such as pipes, drills and heavy equipment. The system combines ProStar's Transparent Earth geospatial locating platform, its GPS-based PointMan mobile app, and EchoRFID's read- and write-management solution, known as Pipe Talker. The two companies are currently in discussions with several oil and gas and utility businesses to begin piloting or deploying the holistic solution to manage the movements of pipeline materials to and around worksites, and to track them for maintenance purposes after each pipe piece is installed.

"People are used to finding the closest Starbucks," says Bill McIntyre, ProStar Geocorp's business development VP. "Our question was, 'Why can't you do that with pipes or conduit?''" The Transparent Earth system, he explains, stores location data and enables users of smartphones or GPS devices to record inventory or maintenance status information, using the PointMan app, and to save that data, along with their GPS-based location.

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