Barcode and RFID interoperability in Japan

By mikelove, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 11 years 1 week ago.

via RFID in Japan
and originally Nikkei Shimbun

Five Japanese companies including Fujitsu and NEC developed a systematic method to facilitate information sharing using varieties of barcodes and RFID tags. They have agreed on a method to create conversion tables that allow a company to translate the serial numbers used by other companies into the company format. This systematic method may facilitate information sharing across different companies, which would be useful for building traceability or retail systems.