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By Bob Violino
Feb 01, 2005—• EPCglobal submits its Gen 2 specification for approval as an ISO standard.

• Shortages of RFID tags and labels cease to be a problem after midyear.

• More European retailers announce plans to use EPC technology.

• RFID adoption spreads to the aftermarket for auto parts.

• A retailer announces plans to use EPC to track large appliances.

• Gen 2 tags reach the market in the fourth quarter.

• The shortage of skilled installers becomes an issue late in 2005.

• The first RFID industry certification program is created to verify the skills of installers.
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