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BP started in 1908 in Persia, being financially backed by William D’Arcy. D’Arcy had gambled most of his fortune on oil. He placed his confidence in George Reynold’s, an explorer that was in charge of drilling in Persia. However, before long D’Arcy had run out of his personal funding for this project and was forced to get outside investor Burmah Oil, in 1904.
BP has developed a personal tracking RFID device called Location Aware Safety System (LASS).
Motes are self-contained compact devices comprising one or more sensors, a chip, a transmitter and a power source, enabling them to communicate between themselves and form a network. Motes are also equipped with infrared sensors that detect movement, and magnetometers to detect the presence of large machinery. Motes are also equipped with On-Demand Video, which activates with alarm is tripped (BP.COM). Motes also reduce the amounts of chemical needed because of there ability to determine exact location of corrosion.
British Petroleum (BP) BP has developed a personal tracking RFID device called Location Aware Safety System (LASS). LASS is a transmitter that reports employees location to a map on a specific central computer LASS has improved employee safety and response time
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