Information technology -- Radio frequency identification for item management -- RFID Emblem

This document specifies the design and use of the RFID Emblem: an easily identified visual guide that indicates the presence of radio frequency identification (RFID). It does not address the location of the RFID Emblem on a label. Specific placement requirements are left to application standards developers. This document also specifies an RFID Index, which can be included in the RFID Emblem and which addresses the complication added by the wide range of RFID tags in existence (frequency, protocol and data structure). The RFID Index is a two-character code that provides specific information about tags and interrogators. Successful reading of RFID tags requires knowledge of the frequency, protocol and data structure information provided by the RFID Index.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO/IEC
STANDARD 29160
Second edition
2020-12
Information technology — Radio
frequency identification for item
management — RFID Emblem
Technologies de l'information — Identification par radiofréquence
(RFID) pour la gestion d'objets — Emblème RFID
Reference number
ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
ISO/IEC 2020
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ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
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All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, or required in the context of its implementation, no part of this publication may

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below or ISO’s member body in the country of the requester.
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ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms ....................................................................................................... 1

4 The RFID Emblem ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 RFID Index .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.3 Representation ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.4 Size .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.5 Placement .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.6 Using the RFID Emblem .................................................................................................................................................................. 3

4.7 Restrictions on use .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

5 Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

5.2 Criteria for additional index assignments ....................................................................................................................... 5

Annex A (informative) RFID Index .......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Annex B (informative) Design graphics ............................................................................................................................................................. 8

Annex C (informative) Other RFID markings ............................................................................................................................................11

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................14

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ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical

Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that

are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through

technical committees established by the respective organisation to deal with particular fields of

technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other

international organisations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also

take part in the work.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for

the different types of document should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject

of patent rights. ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights. Details of any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the

Introduction and/or on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents) or the IEC

list of patent declarations received (see https:// patents .iec .ch).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology,

Subcommittee SC 31, Automatic identification and data capture techniques.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO/IEC 29160:2012), which has been

technically revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

— Minimum size of RFID Emblem has been modified in order to match industry needs and constraints

— Information about the registration authority has been updated in 5.1
— Annex D has been deleted
— RFID markings proposed by other organisations have been updated.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html.
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ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
Introduction

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that concerns all aspects of the supply chain, from

manufacturing all the way to the end-user or consumer.

It is important for industrial users, retailers and consumers to know when an RFID tag is present. To

this end, the RFID Emblem specified in this document provides the public with a readily identifiable

method to inform users of the presence of RFID.

The RFID Emblem provides a visible identification of RFID transponders, interrogators, and tagged

items. Visible signs inform consumers whether an item or product contains an RFID tag. Therefore, this

meets one of the main requirements for consumer privacy protection.

The RFID Emblem is a public-domain object intended to augment rather than replace other emblems

and logos such as recycling and CE (European Conformity) mark. The RFID Emblem requires no fee for

use, nor does it have any membership or other use restriction or requirement, other than conformance

to this document.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC 29160:2020(E)
Information technology — Radio frequency identification
for item management — RFID Emblem
1 Scope

This document specifies the design and use of the RFID Emblem: an easily identified visual guide that

indicates the presence of radio frequency identification (RFID). It does not address the location of the

RFID Emblem on a label. Specific placement requirements are left to application standards developers.

This document also specifies an RFID Index, which can be included in the RFID Emblem and which

addresses the complication added by the wide range of RFID tags in existence (frequency, protocol and

data structure). The RFID Index is a two-character code that provides specific information about tags

and interrogators. Successful reading of RFID tags requires knowledge of the frequency, protocol and

data structure information provided by the RFID Index.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO/IEC 19762, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) techniques —

Harmonized vocabulary
3 Terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms

For the purposes of this document, the terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms given in

ISO/IEC 19762 and the following abbreviated terms apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
Bluetooth SIG bluetooth special interest group
CAGE commercial and government entity
EPC electronic product code
EPCIS electronic product code information service
GIAI global individual asset identifier
GID general identifier
GRAI global returnable asset identifier
GSRN global service relation number
GTIN global trade identification number
ID identifier
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NFC near field communication
RAIN radio frequency identification
SDO standard development organisation
SGLN serialized global location number
SGTIN serialized global trade item number
SSCC serialized shipping container code
UHF ultra high frequency
US DoD United States department of defense
4 The RFID Emblem
4.1 General

The RFID Emblem consists of a unique, public-domain emblem with a two-character code (RFID Index)

to indicate the frequency range and, in certain cases, the data structure contained within the encoded

RFID transponder. A generic emblem without the RFID Index is permitted. Due to the incompatibility of

different types of RFID, the use of the generic emblem is discouraged.

The RFID Emblem may be used in conjunction with other logos or indicia that indicate specific

applications of RFID.
4.2 RFID Index

Two-character codes are used to identify the frequency, the air interface protocol, the defining agency

for the data, and the data on the tag. This is referred to as the RFID Index. The first character defines

the frequency, air interface protocol and defining authority, while the second character defines the data

structure.

To help installation planners identify encoding or reading equipment suitable for a particular frequency

and data structure, a "generic" code with an asterisk (*) as the second character is assigned for each

grouping. This code shall only be used on interrogators and shall not be used on labels or tags. Currently

assigned two-character codes are given in Annex A. Codes not currently assigned are reserved for

future use.
4.3 Representation

The two representations of the RFID Emblem are dark-on-light and light-on-dark. Figure 1 gives

examples of these representations. For use of the RFID emblems on RFID-enabled printers/encoders

and interrogators, this identifies compatible reader/encoders for each type. For use on labels, inlays

and tags, this indicates frequency, coding and data content/structure.

Earlier forms and representations of the emblem do not conform to this document and shall not be used.

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Figure 1 — Examples of the RFID Emblem with B1 (ISO/IEC 17364 tag) and B*
(ISO/IEC 18000-63 compatible interrogator)

Either form of the RFID Emblem may be used; the form which is most visually striking on the printed

RFID-enabled label material or tag should be preferred.

The RFID Emblem may also be engraved or embossed in the covering of an RFID tag or item containing

an RFID transponder.

As described in 4.6 and Figure 2, a generic emblem with the characters “RFID” is also defined for

transponders and interrogators with non-standardized communication protocols and/or non-

standardized data structures.
4.4 Size

The RFID Emblem should be printed no smaller than (5 × 5) mm with a 1 mm clear, unprinted area

around the RFID Emblem.

When represented in a low contrast form, it should be large enough to be easily recognizable under

typical conditions of use.
Design graphics for the RFID Emblem are shown in Annex B.
4.5 Placement

Placement of the RFID Emblem shall be determined by an appropriate application standard. In the

absence of an appropriate application standard, the RFID Emblem shall be placed such that it is easily

visible to those trying to read the RFID tag or label. To improve readability, the RFID Emblem should be

located near the actual transponder.
4.6 Using the RFID Emblem

The RFID Emblem is free to use for any RFID label, tag, encoder or interrogator manufacturer and

companies printing or using RFID labels and tags who conform to the assignments of Table A.1.

Manufacturers of RFID equipment who do not conform to the assignments of Table A.1 may use the

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be reproduced or utilized otherwise in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, or posting

on the internet or an intranet, without prior written permission. Permission can be requested from either ISO at the address

below or ISO’s member body in the country of the requester.
ISO copyright office
CP 401 • Ch. de Blandonnet 8
CH­1214 Vernier, Geneva
Phone: +41 22 749 01 11
Email: copyright@iso.org
Website: www.iso.org
Published in Switzerland
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ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms ....................................................................................................... 1

4 The RFID Emblem ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 RFID Index .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.3 Representation ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.4 Size .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.5 Placement .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.6 Using the RFID Emblem .................................................................................................................................................................. 3

4.7 Restrictions on use .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

5 Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

5.2 Criteria for additional index assignments ....................................................................................................................... 4

Annex A (normative) RFID Index.............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

Annex B (normative) Graphical symbols ......................................................................................................................................................... 8

Annex C (informative) Other RFID markings ............................................................................................................................................11

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................14

© ISO/IEC 2020 – All rights reserved iii
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ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical

Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that

are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through

technical committees established by the respective organisation to deal with particular fields of

technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other

international organisations, governmental and non­governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also

take part in the work.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for

the different types of document should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject

of patent rights. ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights. Details of any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the

Introduction and/or on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents) or the IEC

list of patent declarations received (see https:// patents .iec .c).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology,

Subcommittee SC 31, Automatic identification and data capture techniques.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO/IEC 29160:2012), which has been

technically revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

— Minimum size of RFID Emblem has been modified in order to match industry needs and constraints

— Information about the registration authority has been updated in 5.1
— Annex C has been deleted
— RFID markings proposed by other organisations have been updated

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html.
iv © ISO/IEC 2020 – All rights reserved
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ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
Introduction

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that concerns all aspects of the supply chain, from

manufacturing all the way to the end‑use consumer.

It is important for industrial users, retailers and consumers to know when an RFID tag is present. To

this end, the RFID Emblem specified in this document provides the public with a readily identifiable

method to inform users of the presence of RFID.

The RFID Emblem provides a visible identification of RFID transponders, interrogators, and tagged

items. Visible signs inform consumers whether an item or product contains an RFID tag. Therefore, this

meets one of the main requirements for consumer privacy protection.

The RFID Emblem is a public‑domain object intended to augment rather than replace other emblems

and logos such as recycling and CE (European Conformity) mark. The RFID Emblem requires no fee for

use, nor does it have any membership or other use restriction or requirement, other than conformance

to this document.
© ISO/IEC 2020 – All rights reserved v
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FINAL DRAFT INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
Information technology — Radio frequency identification
for item management — RFID Emblem
1 Scope

This document specifies the design and use of the RFID Emblem: an easily identified visual guide that

indicates the presence of radio frequency identification (RFID). It does not address the location of the

RFID Emblem on a label. Specific placement requirements are left to application standards developers.

This document also specifies an RFID Index, which can be included in the RFID Emblem and which

addresses the complication added by the wide range of RFID tags in existence (frequency, protocol and

data structure). The RFID Index is a two‑character code that provides specific information about tags

and interrogators. Successful reading of RFID tags requires knowledge of the frequency, protocol and

data structure information provided by the RFID Index.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO/IEC 19762, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) techniques —

Harmonized vocabulary
3 Terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms

For the purposes of this document, the terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviations given in

ISO/IEC 19762 and the following abbreviated terms apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
Bluetooth SIG bluetooth special interest group
CAGE commercial and government entity
EPC electronic product code
EPCIS electronic product code information service
GIAI global individual asset identifier
GID general identifier
GRAI global returnable asset identifier
GSRN global service relation number
GTIN global trade identification number
ID identifier
© ISO/IEC 2020 – All rights reserved 1
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ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
NFC near field communication
RAIN radio frequency identification
SDO standard development organisation
SGLN serialized global location number
SGTIN serialized global trade item number
SSCC serialized shipping container code
UHF ultra high frequency
US DoD United States department of defense
4 The RFID Emblem
4.1 General

The RFID Emblem’s genesis was the AIM RFID Emblem, developed by the AIM Global RFID Experts

Group (REG). The RFID Emblem consists of a unique, public‑domain emblem with a two‑character code

(RFID Index) to indicate the frequency range and, in certain cases, the data structure contained within

the encoded RFID transponder. A generic emblem without the RFID Index is permitted. Due to the

incompatibility of different types of RFID, the use of the generic emblem is discouraged.

The RFID Emblem may be used in conjunction with other logos or indicia that indicate specific

applications of RFID.
4.2 RFID Index

Two‑character codes are used to identify the frequency, the air interface protocol, the defining agency

for the data, and the data on the tag. This is referred to as the RFID Index. The first character defines

the frequency, air interface protocol and defining authority, while the second character defines the data

structure.

To help installation planners identify encoding or reading equipment suitable for a particular frequency

and data structure, a "generic" code with an asterisk (*) as the second character is assigned for each

grouping. This code shall only be used on interrogators and shall not be used on labels or tags. Currently

assigned two­character codes are given in Annex A. Codes not currently assigned are reserved for

future use.
4.3 Representation

The two representations of the RFID Emblem are dark­on­light and light­on­dark. Figure 1 gives

examples of these representations. For use of the RFID emblems on RFID‑enabled printers/encoders

and interrogators, this identifies compatible reader/encoders for each type. For use on labels, inlays

and tags, this indicates frequency, coding and data content/structure.

Earlier forms and representations of the emblem do not conform to this document and shall should not

be used.
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ISO/IEC FDIS 29160:2020(E)
Figure 1 — Examples of the RFID Emblem with B1 (ISO/IEC 17364 tag) and B*
(ISO/IEC 18000-63 compatible interrogator)

Either form of the RFID Emblem may be used; the form which is most visually striking on the printed

RFID­enabled label material or tag should be preferred.

The RFID Emblem may also be engraved or embossed in the covering of an RFID tag or item containing

an RFID transponder.

As described in 4.6 and Figure 2, a generic emblem with the characters “RFID” is also defined for

transponders and interrogators with non­standardized communication protocols and/or non­

standardized data structures.
4.4 Size

The RFID Emblem should be printed no smaller than (5 × 5) mm with a 1 mm clear, unprinted area

around the RFID Emblem.

When represented in a low contrast form, it should be large enough to be easily recognizable under

typical conditions of use.
Design graphics for the RFID Emblem are shown in Annex B and Annex C.
4.5 Placement
Pla
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