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A SOPHISTICATED “asset monitoring” technique developed by BT researchers in Wales is expected to evolve into a multi-billion-pounds industry.
From next month, the telecoms giant will start rolling out a number of business packages that will enable customers to access the new technology.
Using a combination of fibre optic sensing, wi-fi, video image recognition, mobile and satellite positioning and radio frequency identification tagging techniques make it possible for constant tracking of many different things, including trains, track or roadside equipment, station platforms and road vehicles.