Committee members and their contributions to AIM are extremely vital to the successful operation of the Association. Members are selected on the basis of their knowledge and interest in participating in the committee work.
These working committee meet once or twice each year in person, and monthly by conference call. In-person meetings are generally held in the Spring & Fall each year.
Internet of Things
AIM’s Internet of Things (IoT) committee provides a forum for members to understand and help shape the rapidly changing landscape of the interconnected world of products, services, and, information. The committee enables participants to lay the foundation for a smarter, more efficient world using automatic identification and mobility technology solutions. The committee is comprised of AIM member companies with an interest in influencing the direction and definition of the Internet of Things, especially as it relates to bar code, RFID and mobile computing solutions.
Chairperson (2016) - Michael Liard | Independent AIDC/Auto ID Industry Analyst & Consultant
RAIN RFID Alliance (RAIN)
the newest addition to AIM, was founded in early 2014 to promote global
awareness, education and initiatives designed to accelerate UHF RFID. As an industry alliance (much like the
Bluetooth SIG or Wi-Fi Alliance), RAIN members and their UHF RFID expertise
lend strength to AIM’s commitment to AIDC innovation and technology.
both prominent leadership and substantial growth of membership in RFID companies
worldwide, RAIN is uniquely positioned to deliver initiatives that accelerate growth
and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide to improve
business opportunities and, ultimately, peoples’ lives.
President: Steve Halliday
RAIN brochure | RAIN website
RFID Experts Group (REG)
Founded in 2004, the REG is the AIM committee responsible for addressing the standards and issues associated with radio frequency identification (RFID). The REG is currently comprised of over 40 organizations from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The REG has authored five ISO Technical Reports (on Security, Recycling, ISO/IEC 18000-6C Labeling, installation of ISO/IEC 18000-6C reading systems and ISO/IEC TR24729-4-Tag Security.). The committee has also submitted The RFID Emblem (ISO/IEC 29160) as an ISO standard to assist in consumer notification of RFID and to assist in operational use of the technology.
Chairperson (2016) - William Hoffman | Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
Technical Symbologies Committee (TSC)
The Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) is comprised of individuals from AIM member companies who are the world's leading experts on symbology design, as well as printing and decoding algorithms. Companies actively work with the committee to ensure a complete technical specification is available to the market. Many symbologies published as AIM specifications have been adopted by the international community via the ISO standardization process.
Chairperson (2016): George Wright, IV | Product Identification & Processing Systems, Inc. (PIPS)
Track & Trace Committee (T&T)
The Track & Track Committee was created to develop, educate, promote
and aid in the adoption of automatic identification strategies designed to
support compliance of global regulations related to food industry product
Chairperson (2016) - Elizabeth Sinclair | Seagull Scientific
Healthcare Committee - AIM North America
This AIM North America committee was established in November 2011. The Healthcare Committee provides guidance and best practices on the use of AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) technologies in the implementation of the FDA UDI and SNI initiatives. The committee is divided into three primary work areas: AIDC Technology which coordinates activities among technical groups internal and external to AIM North America; Communications which overseas member recruitment, messaging, and marketing of the committee to the AIM North America and non-AIM North America communities; and Legislative, Implementation & Outreach which establishes relationships with like-minded organizations and businesses in the pursuit of successful implementations of the FDA UDI & SNI Initiatives. For more information, contact the AIM NA office.
Chairperson (2015): Ardi Batmangheldj, Innovatum
AIM NA Healthcare Committee website
AIT Alliance (AIT) - AIM North America
The AIM North America AIT Alliance Committee (AIT) was originally formed in November 2007 as the UID Suppliers Alliance to provide UID vendors with a forum to discuss issues, and develop and implement projects that will help accelerate UID implementation.
In April 2014, the Committee was re-named to provide opportunities to take on an expanded role in automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)
industry advocacy within government and regulatory organizations. The Alliance will focus on all aspects of
automatic identification technology (AIT), allowing its efforts to reach a
broader audience within government, Congressional and corporate organizations.
Originally chartered with three main goals, the Committee looks to: develop a clear, consistent message on all aspects of UID requirements; communicate and educate influential government leaders about the benefits of UID compliance; and establish a plan for success. For more information, visit the AIT Alliance website using the link below.
Chairperson (2016)- Bob Fudge | Evanhoe & Associates
AIM NA AIT website