AIM Selected as International Registration Authority for RFID Tag ID Numbers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 25, 2020 | AIM, the the leading industry association and global authority for innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, for nearly 50 years, has been designated as the International Registration Authority (RA) for the ISO/IEC 15963 Standard Information technology – Radio frequency identification for item management Unique identification for RF tags by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In this capacity, AIM will be responsible for handling all aspects of the registration, issuance and tracking of Issuing Codes related to ISO/IEC 15963.

ISO/IEC 15963 is one of a series of international standards and technical reports developed for the identification of items (items management) using RFID technology. This standard describes number systems for the unique identification of a radio-frequency tags. The unique ID can be used:

  • for the traceability of integrated circuit itself for quality control in its manufacturing process,
  • for the traceability of the RF tag during its manufacturing process and along its lifetime,
  • for the competition of the reading in a multi-antenna configuration,
  • by the anti-collision mechanism inventory multiple tags in the reader’s field of view, and
  • for the traceability of the item to with the RF tag is attached.

AIM will assign the integrated circuit manufacturer registration number to organizations that request such an identifier where appropriate. AIM will maintain and publish a register of numbers that have been registered.

"It’s an honor to be chosen by an organization as prestigious as ISO to be the International Registration Authority for this standard,” said Mary Lou Bosco, Chief Operating Officer of AIM. "It is also a testament to the members of AIM who have dedicated their time and efforts in the continuing work of standards development, enhancement and adoption within the AIDC industry. Ultimately, this work provides benefits to businesses worldwide and has a positive effect for individual consumers as well.”

Those interested in learning more about ISO/IEC 15963, obtaining an RFID Tag ID number, or other matters related to AIDC, can visit the AIM website, or email AIM Headquarters.

AIM is the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry. For nearly half a century, AIM has provided unbiased information, educational resources and standards to providers and users of these technologies.

AIM membership provides access to an insider’s perspective on trends and opportunities along with a voice in shaping the growth and future of the industry. AIM member benefits include education, advocacy and community, as well as a role in creating industry standards through collaboration.

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