The advising body EPCGlobal has approved the first software standard for RFID labels in the retail sector. This is an important step on the road to replace barcodes on products with a RFID label.
EPCGlobal is a daughter of GS1, a world-wide federation for products and retailers of consumer goods. In December 2004 they agreed on a standard for the information on the RFID label itself and the way this information is communicated between the label and the reader.
The standard software connection makes sure that these data can be processed by many information systems for supporting the merchandise logistics. The hundred companies behind this standard called Application Level Events (ALE) standard, says they successfully finished the first tests in supply-chain software.