AIM announced it has been designated as the International Registration Authority (RA) for the ISO/IEC 15961 Standard, Information Technology -- Data protocol for radio frequency identification (RFID) for item management by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Manufacturers of RFID equipment (interrogators, RFID tags, etc.) and the users of RFID technology require a standard-based data protocol for RFID for item management. ISO/IEC 15961 (along with ISO/ IEC 15962) specify this data protocol, which is independent of any of the air interface standards defined in ISO/IEC 18000.
As such, the data protocol is a consistent component in the RFID system that may independently evolve to include additional air interface protocols. As the Registration Authority for ISO/IEC 15961, AIM will be responsible for maintaining the Data Construct Register, overseeing the procedures and applications to request a new Data Construct and allocating Application Family Identifiers (AFI) related to ISO/IEC 15961.
"The ISO/IEC 15961 standard is extremely important in the use of RFID -- especially RAIN RFID -- to help ensure the uniqueness in the identification of items. As we continue to extend the Internet of Things with more 'things' being identified, the possibility of duplication of numbers becomes an increasing issue. This standard provides a mechanism to prevent this," said Mary Lou Bosco, AIM's Chief Operating Officer. "As the industry association that represents automatic identification and data capture technologies and innovation, AIM is the ideal home for the registration authority."
Those interested in learning more, can access detailed information about Registration Authority ISO/IEC 15961 on the AIM website or contact AIM Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (+1.724.742.4470).
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2019 | AIM North America (AIM NA), as the trusted industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards, announced it has named NATO Allied Command Transformation as the recipient of the 2019 Organization of the Year Award.
Established in 2013, this award is presented to an organization in recognition of outstanding contributions and service that have furthered the growth of the industry.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) founded an Asset Tracking Working Group (ASTWG) to standardize the use of automatic identification and data capture techniques across the Alliance to track the movement of critical material and equipment. This effort has been chaired and lead by the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) located in Norfolk, Virginia.
The task had its challenges as no nation wanted to establish 27 separate and distinct communications channels all with different protocols. Under ACT guidance and leadership, the ASTWG was able to establish a communications hub at the NATO Supply and Procurement Agency in Luxembourg supporting a single protocol and communication channel. This hub is now capable of receiving and routing both barcode and RFID tracking reads. These efforts are a unique achievement in that it required all of the NATO nations to agree to handle the cargo of other nations and reporting their movement.
AIM North America announced the selection of NATO Allied Command Transformation last week during meetings in Europe. The award was presented by Chuck Evanhoe, AIM NA board member. and CEO of Aware Innovations, Inc., an AIM North America member.
For more information, contact AIM North America Headquarters by email or phone (724.742.4473).
VARTECH | September 16 – 17 | Paradise Island, Bahamas
Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Traceability Systems
In this session, AIM North America industry experts will discuss blockchain and its relevancy to the supply chain, predictions on the technology’s future, the standards that surround it and use cases of successful implementation of the blockchain.
Speakers: Elizabeth Sinclair, Bartender by Seagull; John DiPaulo, ACSIS; Travis M. Wayne, PMP, TEKLYNX
PACK EXPO | September 23 – 25 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Reusable Packaging Containers in the Blockchain Era
In this session, one of AIM North America’s traceability experts will discuss how to get transparency throughout the supply chain and what the role of reusable packaging containers is in that process.
Speaker: Jeanne Duckett, Avery Dennison
Food Safety Consortium | October 1 – 3 | Schaumburg, Illinois
Supply Chain Transparency Panel Discussion
Speakers: Marianne Alvarado, Metalcraft; Julie McGill, FoodLogiQ; Jeanne Duckett, Avery Dennison; Elizabeth Sinclair, Bartender by Seagull