The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code; it provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a bar code must be scanned to get the information, the RFID device must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information.
As RFID gains popularity, the implications for the Agriculture industry are becoming increasingly apparent. Standards are critical for RFID applications, such as tracking goods or containers in open supply chains.
The objectives of this project will be:
- Investigate current RFID standards for the purpose of developing guidelines for the application of RFID in the Agricultural industry.
- Develop use cases for an RFID implementation.
- Develop RFID guidelines for air interface protocols, data content, security, and applications.
Radio Frequency ID (RFID) Guidelines Project: Currently the team is documenting extensive use cases are manufacturing, warehousing, and sales and distribution use cases. Team working on an issue of the parent of seed. They will be listening to FoodLogic in the RFID space. Companies committed to this project are Tessenderlo Kerley, Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto Company. Team has finished the initial stage of the work on business use cases and the guidelines. They met and presented their update at the AgGateway Annual Conference. The group feels their work is complete and ready to hand off to Jim Wilson to review and then to have it submitted to S&G Committee.