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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology was first used to identify friendly aircraft in the Second World War. While this technology has been around for more than 50 years, it is only in the last few years that the technology has matured to a point where implementation benefits can be effectively quantified.

Out of numerous and sometimes tragic events all over the globe standards have now been introduced for hardware interoperability eliminating many of the past problems and reducing reader and tag costs.

On July 11, 2006 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved the EPC (Electronic Product Code) Gen 2 (Generation 2) Class 1 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) publishing it as an amendment to the ISO 18000 – 6 standard for RFID air interfaces using the 860 MHz. to 960 MHz. ISM band known as ISO 18000 – 6C.

Now EPCglobal the not-for-profit standards organization is working to commercialize the use of the EPC Gen 2 tags for product tracking throughout the entire supply chain!