Shipcom and Texas A&M team on oil country wireless RFID

Oil and Gas radio frequency identification solutions group to create systems and data standards.

Shipcom Wireless has kicked-off an oil and gas radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions group, the OGR, bringing together subject matter experts, academics and technology service providers to identify and develop RFID-based solutions for the upstream.


Shipcom’s flagship ‘Catamaran’ supply chain execution platform captures and routes data from multiple devices such as RFID readers and barcode scanners and integrates it with enterprise systems such as Oracle and SAP. Shipcom also provides development tools for customizing Catamaran. The offering includes an enterprise RFID server, an EPC compliance package and RFID tag testing services for EPC or ISO RFID tags.


The OGR is to create application systems and data standards and educate customers in the adoption of RFID solutions. OGR founder members include Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Motorola, Tyco Electronics, Avery Dennison, and Merlin Concepts & Technology.

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