Equipment of waste containers with iDTRONIC RFID Tags and Labels.
Rapid detection of data with the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX reading system.
Transfer of data to Compta’s “BEE2WASTE“ application interface.


  • Cooperation between the companies:


  • Application Area:

Automatic identification and assignment of waste containers in waste management.

  • Initial Situation:

Equipment of waste containers with iDTRONIC RFID Tags and Labels.
Usage of an iDTRONIC BLUEBOX to read the data and transfer it to the internal application interface.

Customer Information:

The company Compta has existed for 45 years and is one of the oldest national technology companies in Portugal. Compta was founded in 1972 and offers data processing services for the emerging IT sector. The product portfolio includes solutions for energy management, waste management, the lighting industry, green space management and agriculture. In addition to being listed on the Euronext Lisbon Stock Exchange, Compta has a privileged position in the IT market. It accumulates more than 400 individual certifications and has the highest certification level among its strategic partners.

Initial Situation:

Compta wants to equip its waste bins with rewriteable transponders to get the current filling capacity of selected containers in an area. Labelling containers contributes to improving efficiency in several aspects of the container management process:

  • Rapid and exact process tracking of the filling capacity in waste containers
  • Real time and historical recordings
  • Usage of an “unique container ID“ for tracking

Project Definition:

Compta relies on the iDTRONIC RFID Industrial Reader BLUEBOX UHF CX CX MR IA with integrated antenna to ensure reliable and rapid identification and allocation of waste containers. Special rewritable and durable iDTRONIC RFID Hard Tags are attached to the containers. The Xerafy MicroX II UHF Tag is specifically designed for demanding applications.


The traceability of individually stored data on the tags, such as type of container, model, types of waste, or capacity should be read out using the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX and catalogued in the internal “BEE2WASTE” application interface. Users can schedule the collection circuits based on real-time and historical data pattern behavior.

The high reading range of the high frequency RFID (UHF) function of the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX enables physical installation outside of the waste collection area (container loading area) on the trucks, thus avoiding soiling on the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX.

The BLUEBOX from iDTRONIC is currently used as part of various waste management projects in 45 cities in the countries of Portugal and South America.

iDTRONIC’s BLUEBOX is certified to work with Compta’s “BEE2WASTE” solution. Compta’s “BEE2WASTE” is able to interact with a variety of IoT sensors and waste collection methods, so that more efficient working methods can be implemented, which are adapted to the specific needs of the respective city.

Further information to our used products

BLUEBOX UHF CX MR IA with integrated Antenna:


Xerafy MicroX II – UHF:



Exklusive  feedback of Compta about the usage of the system:

  • High level of flexibility in working with different types of iDTRONIC RFID
    for different containers and garbage bags.
  • Pollution of iDTRONIC BLUEBOX excluded because installation outside the loading zone.
  • High reading range of the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX allows attachment to a safe place on the truck,
    thereby minimizing signs of wear or damage to the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX.


Contact Person for Product Inquiries

Mr Patrick Kochendörfer
– Senior Product Manager –
Tel.: +49 621 66900 94-21


Contact Person for Media Inquiries

Ms Maria Mahler
– Marketing Manager –

Tel.: +49 621 66900 94-11