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This section includes articles about the ongoing development of standards by EPCglobal and the International Organization for Standardization.

Interoperability of Tolls Is Key in Brazil

A report prepared by the BR-500 Consortium, with support from BNDES, proposes to standardize toll collection via RFID tags.

Standards Case Studies

Swedish Transport Gets on Track With RFID

The government agency developed a preventative-maintenance solution for railway vehicles, based on global standards.

Standards Features

RFID Journal LIVE! 2014 Report, Part 1

RFID Journal recently held its 12th annual conference and exhibition. View the presentations from the event's keynotes, preconference seminars and post-conference workshops.

Standards Editor's Notes

Is the RFID Industry Ready for Growth?

There are two important issues that need to be addressed as the technology becomes mainstream.

Standards Expert Views

The Right Way to Encode RFID Tags for Consumer Products

Brand owners, retailers and solution providers must understand how to use the SGTIN standard.

Standards Best Practices

The Secrets of Their Success

Companies that are tagging goods for retailers—and Wal-Mart's Simon Langford—reveal how to turn an RFID mandate into a competitive advantage.

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    • Using RAIN RFID Technology to Fulfill the FDA's UDI Regulation and Improve the Health-Care Supply Chain
      Published May 2018
      The FDA passed a regulation in 2013 mandating the identification of medical devices using a UDI labeling system. Device manufacturers and hospitals are now realizing the benefits emerging from this mandate in terms of patient safety, clinical outcomes, operational efficiencies, cost savings and revenue capture. This paper, from VUEMED's Arnold Chazal and Lana Makhanik, illustrates how RAIN RFID can satisfy the UDI mandate and transform the health-care supply chain. (6 pages)
    • EPCIS: The Standards, Supply Chain Implications and Solution Provider Expertise
      Published August 2015
      The Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) plays a pivotal role in the life-sciences supply chain. The EPCIS standard is a candidate to meet compliance requirements in several markets, and more companies are beginning to rely on it for internal serialized data communication. TraceLink's executives have been integrally involved with the development of EPCIS guidelines for use within life sciences, providing regulatory and technical expertise in four GS1 working groups. The company discusses its solution that supports the use of EPCIS between internal systems and trade partners at the packaging line, enterprise and network levels, offering flexible integration and data translation and transport capabilities. (4 pages)
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