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Accenture control display
Sensor telemetry is getting a tryout at consulting firm Accenture's R&D arm, which is working on ways to "embed intelligence in common objects"--combining sensor and RFID technologies to gather information.
Pictured here is the control display of a freight-tracking system that can be used to manage the movement of railway cars, their whereabouts and the status of their cargo.
"Some companies take ownership of the cargo. If you don't deliver expensive cars on time, you lose money," said Robert Hasson, business development leader for communications at Accenture, "but if it's fish getting old, you have a bigger problem."