RFID Standards


One of the most important factors encouraging the spread of RFID in industry, commerce and the public sector has been the extent to which standardisation has increased.

Standards are used in RFID systems to define how information such as product codes is held on tags, how data is stored and how tag readers and tags should communicate.

Different standards apply to the different frequencies used for tags, High Frequency (HF) Low Frequency (LF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF).

Standards are set by international bodies like the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and by industry bodies such as GS1 and EPC Global.

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Standardisation helps to:

  • Reduce costs by creating a larger market for products & increasing competition
  • Simplify procurement by identifying the capabilities of products clearly
  • Increase interoperability, making multi-company solutions feasible

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