The common goal is to build a business driven, truly global, sustainable, robust, cost efficient, and future-proof EPC Network Infrastructure that is flexible enough to support future technologies, applications and industries.
EPCglobal is the commercial successor of the Auto-ID Center, a global business initiative and academic research program with its roots at MIT. The Auto-ID Center focused its work on (a) simple and thus inexpensive RFID tags to (b) enhance supply chain and store management processes in (c) the fast moving consumer goods industry. The Auto-ID Center ended its work in 2003, licensing its research results to the newly born EPCglobal, Inc.
However, a sustainable and future-proof EPC Network needs – as the Internet itself – to support many different applications in many different industries leveraging a variety of emerging and future technologies.
To make sure the EPC Network meets these challenges during the next decades, EPCglobal and the Auto-ID Labs teamed up to research and shape (a) new technologies such as active tags and sensors, (b) new applications such as anti-counterfeiting, and (c) new industries such as automotive and aerospace.
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