IBM's new Building a Smarter Planet blog has an interesting video describing how interconnected intelligent systems are being used to build a smarter planet.
IBM is defining the smarter planet as "intelligent infrastructure for our energy grids, transportation system, food supply and healthcare networks... It is also about trillions of devices and objects connecting to the Internet and changing the way billions of people live and work.'
The video describes how RFID will be used across the food chain to insure safety and reduce waste and loss.
Today, ThingMagic and several of our business partners are working on making our global food chain more secure, safe and efficient.
One example is the cold chain, where our USB Reader is being used to read temperature sensors made by Infratab Corporation. The combination of Infratab sensors and ThingMagic readers provide producers of perishable foods and products information and insights on the quality of their cold chains.
Infratab is offering a cold chain starter kit – including the ThingMagic USB Reader - now through March.