10.4. EPCglobal Specification

EPCglobal, Inc., is a joint venture between the UCC and EAN International. The aim of EPCglobal is to establish worldwide standards for designing, implementing, and adopting Electronic Product Code (EPC) and EPCglobal Network (described later). The EPCglobal specification (soon to be deemed a standard) targeted for supply-chain operations is probably the most promising global specification for RFID that can also be applied to a very wide array of applications.

A short history of EPCglobal is in order. EPCglobal, Inc., took over the administrative responsibilities of its predecessor Auto-ID Center on November 1, 2003. The research functions of Auto-ID Center were transferred to several worldwide Auto-ID labs. EPCglobal, ...

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