Five Japanese companies including Fujitsu and NEC developed a systematic method to facilitate information sharing using varieties of barcodes and RFID tags. They have agreed on a method to create conversion tables that allow a company to translate the serial numbers used by other companies into the company format. This systematic method may facilitate information sharing across different companies, which would be useful for building traceability or retail systems.
In February 2007, the companies will test the system in collaboration with Japan Airlines, for tracking passengers’ baggages. Based on the result of this pilot test, they intend to establish a standard that other companies can also use. Original Source [in Japanese]
Via: RFID Japan