China Wants Its Own RFID Spec By Next Year

China is prepping its own RFID standard for next year, with a stated goal of being cheaper than EPCGlobal's approach. The Electronic Engineering Times story reports that the air interface will use the ISO frequency of 13.56MHz for near-field communications applications, and China will probably clean up some part of the 860MHz to 960MHz band for logistics applications.

China is still pursuing its own numbering system, called the National Product Code, which will compete against EPCglobal's Electronic Product Code (EPC), the newspaper story said.