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Big Blue likes to "eat is own cooking", according to execs.
This is an RFID 'portal', which contains a number of RFID readers; seven of which are used by IBM on the Dublin campus.
In the Irish centre, IBM staff carry laptops with an RFID chipped bar attached. When they enter or leave the building - walking under a portal like this one - or when laptops are moved around the campus, IBM can check exactly where its equipment has ended up.
Using this system, RFID-chipped devices can typically be located to within a distance of between three and five metres, although greater degrees of accuracy are possible.
Photo credit: Jo Best