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RMA issues RFID bulletin

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recently released its newest Tire Information Service Bulletin (TISB), “Truck Tire Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Passive RFID Tags.”

RFID is "an enabling technology which has become more popular in the tire industry both nationally and internationally," says the RMA. 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.

The 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 two-page 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. For more information, visit

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