Convergent Software announced the launch of two initial product offerings designed to comply with the new ISO 28560-2 requirements recently announced on the RFID for Libraries Support Web site.
Introduced first was planning and modeling software that allows libraries to experiment with the encoding options of the new ISO 28560-2 standard by selecting and arranging data elements and encoding these on simulated tag. A quality control software suite was also announced, combining the functionality of a decoder with the additional function of diagnostic software to identify encoding errors and points to possible causes of those encoding errors.
Convergent also mentioned a future release that includes an interface module that enables various software-only products to be linked to specific RFID encoding/decoding devices.
This version of the software will take the simulation one stage further and allow prototype tags to be produced for testing purposes. It also can read tags claiming compliance with ISO 28560-2 and report any errors in a comprehensive diagnostic report.