An indigenous IT firm, Haynes-Worth International Limited, has developed a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracker solution for the offshore oil and gas industry in the country. The firm insists that it is the sole and legitimate copyright owner of the solution.
The CEO of the firm, Joseph Afenikhena Imonikhe, said it has completed all the necessary obligations to secure the copyright of the product through the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).
“Haynes-Worth International Limited was confirmed as the copyright owner of the RFID tracker in the oil industry in Africa. This was duly granted to us on the 18th of July of 2013, this year by the NCC,” he was quoted as saying in statement he endorsed in Lagos.
Imonikhe said the RFID tracker, specifically developed for the oil industry, is the latest evolution in automated data capture technology, adding that it is a solution for the offshore oil and gas sector, effectively securing the pipelines and their maintenance while it still ensuring cost-effective real-time visibility of assets, asset location, with the most minimal human efforts.
He added that the solution reduces the time spent on paperwork and manual data entry while accuracy has extremely improved.
Imonikhe says the firm’s ownership of the solution implies that every manufacturer and distributor must seek the firm’s consent before distributing it to any oil and gas firm.
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