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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2012 – The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recently released its newest Tire Information Service Bulletin (TISB), “Truck Tire Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Passive RFID Tags,” which discusses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), an enabling technology which has become more popular in the tire industry both nationally and internationally.
Global standards have been established to standardize the identification information provided by a RFID transponder installed during the tire manufacturing process or as an aftermarket installation such as RFID patch application to tires. RMA’s bulletin recommends adherence to these global standards, which can ensure consistency and allow for interchangeability of hardware and software to be used.
The bulletin, explains the four ways an RFID tag may be attached to a tire, identifies the two key memory data storage locations and kinds of data that is stored, and shows standardized RFID emblem diagrams concerning the use of RFID in consumer and workplace environments as outlined in ISO 29160. References on global standards of RFID technology are also noted in the bulletin.
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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that make tires in the U.S.