Information technology — Radio frequency identification for item management — Part 1: Unique identification for RF tags numbering systems (Adopted ISO/IEC 15963-1:2020, first edition, 2020-02)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 15963-1:2020 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC. The International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information and Communications Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document describes numbering systems that are available for the identification of RF tags and assigns various allocation classes to various agencies that issue manufacturer codes.
The unique ID can be used:
— for the traceability of the 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 completion of the reading in a multi-antenna configuration;
— by the anti-collision mechanism to inventory multiple tags in the reader’s field of view; and
— for the traceability of the item to which the RF tag is attached.