Active and Passive RFID interoperability in support of the ISO 18000-7

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GlobeRanger Corporation announced at the end of last week the first successful demonstration of active and passive RFID interoperability in support of the  ISO 18000-7 technology for the Department of Defense (DoD). The ISO 18000-7 specification defines the air interface for RFID devices operating as an active RF tag in the 433 Mhz band used in item management applications.

The goal of the demonstration, conducted jointly with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS at GlobeRanger’s headquarters in Richardson, TX, was to prove to DoD personnel the simplicity of integrating ISO 18000-7 compliant RFID technology into GlobeRanger’s iMotion Edgeware solution, which is currently deployed by the U.S. DoD, so as to provide shipment arrival notification and secondary data validation.

Michael Bigbee, Senior Vice-President of Sales at GlobeRanger, said “iMotion is effectively the only integrated, seamless platform on the market to support all DoD AIT initiatives, ISO 18000-7 Active RFID, EPCglobal Gen2 Passive and IUID standards. We are proud of our record to enable repeatable end-to-end goods tracking and in-transit visibility for the DoD.”

This is another example of the collaboration between software vendors and specialist systems integrators in the RFID space.