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Coordinating European efforts for promoting the European RFID value chain

Objective

RFID (radio frequency identification) technology has become a key ICT technology. While in traditional RFID market segments as security and public transportation further growth will decelerate, a boom is expected in the asset tracking segment which is today pushed forward by logistics applications. Despite Europe's strong position in RFID applications and technologies there is still a lack in the European approach in formulating and enforcing RFID standards especially the harmonisation of frequencies and the standardisation of the communication protocols and data formats.

Being the main driving force in RFID application and technology as well as due to their large domestic market, the USA are to be considered as decisive for RFID developments and the definition of the basic infrastructure of the future RFID infrastructures, in particular the EPC network. In order to improve the conditions of competition for RFID technology and its further development in Europe and to reinforce the political environment of RFID at European level leading European RFID users and vendors have agreed to work together in the proposed Co-ordination Action CE RFID.

The initiative is aiming at:
- setting-up a sustainable network of RFID technology providers, vendors and users,
- coordinating the various activities of European industry and research institutions in the field of RFID,
- elaborating suggestions for an effective harmonisation of RFID related frequencies and data standards,
- providing recommendations for a European RTD policy on RFID, and
- supporting the European Commission to increase political awareness and intensify activities for the enhancement of new technologies.

From these activities it is expected to strengthen the RFID value chain in Europe and to reinforce the position of European RFID vendors and RFID users as first-rate players in the most promising RFID market.

Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

MGI METRO GROUP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Metro Strasse 12
40235 Duesseldorf
Germany

Participants (11)

ADT FIRE AND SECURITY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
The Summit Business Park, Hanworth Road
TW16 5DB Sunbury-on-thames
AIDA CENTRE S.L.
Spain
Address
Gran Capitán 2, Edificio Nexus I
ES 08034 Barcelona
DEUTSCHE POST AG
Germany
Address
Charles De Gaulle Strasse 20
53113 Bonn
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse
Ottobrunn
FEIG ELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Lange Strasse 4
35781 Weilburg
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
Address
Gutheil-schoder-gasse 8-12
1102 Wien
PLEON GMBH
Germany
Address
Hausvogteiplatz 2
10117 Berlin
RF-IT SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
Address
Hans-reselgasse 17A
Graz
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelbacherplatz 2
80333 Munchen
UPM RAFLATAC OY
Finland
Address
Tesomankatu 31
33310 Tampere
VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Steinplatz 1
Berlin