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The increasing complexity of bar code, RFID, and other technology, requires technical consultants to help with the drafting and technical review process as the technologies are formally standardised.  Sponsors of various new technologies retain Praxis Consultants to prepare draft standards.  In addition, as work progresses towards formal European and ISO standards, we sit on appropriate Work Groups and Committees as technical experts.

 

Participation in Standardisation Committees

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 Automatic Identification and Data Carrier Techniques

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG1 Data Carriers

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG2 Data Structure

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG4 RFID for Item Management

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG4 SG1 RFID for Item Management - Data Protocol

ISO (TC122 and TC104) Joint Working Group RFID Applications

CEN TC225 AIDC Technologies

BSI IST34 AIDC Technologies

 

Published Standards

·    CODABLOCK F Uniform Symbology Specification published by AIM Europe, 1994.  Work sponsored by ICS International AG.

·    PDF417 Uniform Symbology Specification published by AIM USA, 1996.  Work sponsored by Symbol Technologies International.  (See also below: ENV 12925.)

·    ENV 12925 Bar Coding - Bar Code Symbologies - PDF417 published by Comité Européen de Normalisation, 1997.  This has since been published as ISO/IEC 15438.

·    Data Matrix Uniform Symbology Specification originally published by AIM USA, 1996. Work sponsored by International Data Matrix.  This has since been published as ISO/IEC 16022.

·    MaxiCode Uniform Symbology Specification originally published by AIM USA, 1996.  Work sponsored by United Parcel Service.  This has since been published as ISO/IEC 16023.

·    International Symbology Specification - SuperCode published by AIM International, 1998.  Work sponsored by Metanetics.

·    Extended Channel Interpretation published by AIM Global, 2004.  Original work sponsored by International CiMatrix, Symbol Technologies and United Parcel Service.

·    ISO/IEC 15961 Information technology - Radio frequency for item management - Data protocol: application interface.  Published October 2004.

·    ISO/IEC 15962 Information technology - Radio frequency for item management - Data protocol: data encoding rules and logical memory functions. Published October 2004.

 

Other Bar Code Symbologies

Additionally, we have actively participated in Work Groups that developed standards for the following symbologies.

 

Linear symbologies

2-D symbologies

Code 39 - ISO/IEC 16388

Code 16K – EN 12323

Code 128 - ISO/IEC 15417

 

EAN/UPC - ISO/IEC 15420

EAN.UCC Composite Symbology – pub AIM Global

Interleaved 2 of 5 - ISO/IEC 16390

 

Reduced Space Symbology – pub AIM Global

QR Code – pub AIM Global (now ISO/IEC 18004)

Telepen – pub AIM Europe

 

 

Standards Being Developed

·    Project Editor for EN1573 Bar Code – Multi Industry Transport Label, which is in the process of being updated to support 2-D symbologies in addition to the linear symbologies already covered by this European Standard.

·    Senior Project Editor for a series of ISO standards on RFID Application standards:

¨       ISO 17358 Application requirements

¨       ISO 17363 Freight containers

¨       ISO 17364 Returnable transport items

¨       ISO 17365 Transport units

¨       ISO 17366 Product packaging

¨       ISO 17367 Product tagging

·    An additional RFID protocol standard that is intended to address interrogator and system management, with the provisional title of RFID System management protocol.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 21 October 2004

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