In an effort to simplify the adoption of RFID technology in its country, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) plans to offer an array of new national standards for its use by year end. The standards, to be applied to both private industry and the public sector, will cover areas such as RFID implementation guidelines and supply chain management applications.
KATS hopes the guidelines will be used for promoting the industry by defining frequency bands, codes and installation/testing methods in plain language. The standards will be based on international guidelines already in use, which will ease introduction of foreign innovations into South Korea.
KATS plans to complete standardization of 60 core RFID technologies s this year and establish applied technology standards on the national level with other government agencies.