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EAN to run electronic product code network

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EAN Australia has announced its position as Australia's peak body for the new EAN.UCC standard for radio frequency identification (RFID) network called the EPC Network.

The Electronic Product Code (EPC) technology offers a broad range of applications and can be implemented by any industry seeking to improve existing business processes within the supply chain operations.

The global EPC Network is administered by EPCglobal Inc., a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC).

It will be responsible in driving the global, multi-industry adoption and implementation of the EPC Network.

“EPCglobal Inc. leverages the nearly 30-year heritage of EAN International and the UCC in successfully partnering with industry. The neutral, consensus-based, not-for-profit standards organization aims to make companies more effective by enabling true visibility of information about items in the supply chain by developing and managing standards for the EPC Network,” says Fiona Wilson, EAN’s e-technology and standards manager.

“EAN Australia's team of professional EAN.UCC system experts will be working with Australian industries to help foster the adoption of RFID, the EPC Network and other related technologies.

“EAN Australia's EPC service offering will include education and training sessions, literature and other knowledge transfers, including the support and/or project managing of pilot testing and implementation related to the EPC technology,” she said.

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