First Auto-ID Asia
2D code, PDF417, is Introduced by Symbol Technologies
The American National Standard on Bar Code Print Quality, ANSI X3.182, was published (Note17). This specification will become ISO/IEC 15416.
Creation of UNISCAN Automatic Identification Association, representing EAN and AIM in Russia
AIM Germany Chartered
ISBT 128 - Global BC Standard
Used for Blood, Tissue & Cellular Therapy
QR Code - 2D Symbology - introduced by Denso Wave Inc.
Checkerboard symbology, Data Matrix, introduced by ID Matrix
The “Quality Specification for the UPC Printed Symbol” was published by the Uniform Code Council, thus legitimizing verification of UPC symbols
Launch of UNISCAN Information Bulletin - Russia’s first publication dedicated to AIDC issues
U.S. Department of Defense contracted with SAVI for applying active RFID to cargo containers, wherein each tag encoded a manifest of the container’s contents.
ISO JTC1SC31 Formed
AIM & UCC form group for AIDC Standards for ISO for BC Symbologies; ISO for RFID Chips & Radio Protocols
GOST R TC 355 “Automatic Identification and Data Capture Techniques” appointed to represent Russia in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31
Data Matrix was substantially improved by the AIM Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) to include version ECC 200 and was published as an AIM standard.
MaxiCode was published as an AIM standard.
ISO/IEC JTCI/SC31 was convened to focus on global standardization for data carrier symbologies, data content structures, and conformance. UCC agreed to serve as Secretariat. This committee will have issued more than 40 ISO standards by 2010.
Header and syntax for 2-D bar codes was published as ANSI MH10.8.3M. This standard enabled unambiguous interpretation of non-retail 2-D symbols.
Aztec code developed by Dr. Andy Longacre was published by AIM International.
QR Code was published by AIM International. Subsequently it will be published as ISO/IEC 18004.
The first joint meeting of the EAN Management Board and the UCC Board of Governors occurred in Chicago, a milestone for global standardization.
LabelShow 1997 (Moscow) – AIM Russia booth featuring AIDC products and solutions from AIM Russia member companies
AIDC 100 Formed. First meeting of group was held in Philadelphia. The founders were Chet Benoit, George Goldberg, and Ben Nelson.
Many of the founding members of AIM start a new organization to recognize the industry pioneers. AIDC 100 is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining, non-political, international organization of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) professionals and others who have significantly contributed to the growth and advancement of the industry.
RSS symbologies and EAN.UCC Composite were published by AIM international.
Auto ID Research Center at MIT Formed. Development of the EPC Code - EPC integrated with UCC/EAN System of Product Identification
The UCC announced the creation of the Auto ID Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Initial funding was provided Procter & Gamble, the Gillette Company, and UCC. This Center subsequently developed the Electronic Product Code (EPC) concept. Learn more by watching the video above.
Sprague Ackley developed Code 93i, subsequently published by AIM.
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