Committee To Help Guide Global Public Policy

EPCglobal Inc. and representatives of various industry sectors that are implementing RFID and electronic product code (EPC) technologies have formed the EPC Public Policy Steering Committee to foster open dialogue with key audiences around public policy and other important areas relative to EPC technologies and the EPCglobal Network.

The committee and its working groups will be comprised of representatives of industries and trade associations worldwide including healthcare, technology, food, consumer products, retail and others.

The EPC Public Policy Steering Committee has named Elizabeth Board as its executive director. She has experience in communications and public affairs, including executive positions in the White House, federal administration, network news and corporate communications.

Board will work closely with EPC committee members to address public policy matters and inform industry leaders, consumers and legislators about the benefits of EPC technology.

An EPC is a unique number that identifies one specific product from any other in the supply chain. EPC technology uses a

silicon chip, an antenna and RFID. In response to a signal from a computer reader, the EPC tag communicates its number back to the reader and into the EPCglobal Network. Once in the network, valuable supply chain data such as date of manufacture, distribution and arrival can be captured.

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