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AIM Announces New Chairs for Technical Committees

Thursday, January 10, 2013  
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AIM Announces New Chairs for Technical Committees

Dan Kimball, Clive Hohberger and Rich Vossel to Serve

Cranberry Township, PA -- January 10, 2013 -- AIM, the industry association representing the bar code, RFID, RTLS and mobile computing industry, has announced the chairpersons of key technical committees for 2013, including RFID Experts Group (REG), Technical Symbologies Committee (TSC), and Internet of Things (IoT). Their elections fulfill the committee guideline for annual rotation of the chair position. Election of the vice chairs to rotate into the chair position for the following year will take place at the meetings in January 2013.

Dan Kimball, DOD/SRA International will lead the REG, a committee on which he has participated for several years. Dr. Clive Hohberger, BloodCenter of WI and former AIM chairman, will lead the TSC. Dr. Hohberger has been involved with the committee for many years, and has initiated many key AIM standards. Rich Vossel, Vossel LLC, will lead the IOT as it expands its scope and influence within the industry.

"AIM is pleased that Dan Kimball, Clive Hohberger and Rich Vossel have accepted the roles of chairperson for these important standards committees," states Chuck Evanhoe, AIM board chairman. "The experience that they bring to their respective committees will serve the industry well. As the scope of work in the committees expands, we will look to them for continued leadership and broad acceptance within the technical community."

For more information about AIM technical committees and to participate, please contact the AIM office.

About the 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 moved into the international community and ISO standardization.

About the REG
ounded in 2004, the RFID Experts Group (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.

About the IoT
Founded in 2011, 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.

About AIM

For 40 years, AIM has served as the association and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are manufacturers, distributors, resellers and end-users in the auto ID and mobile IT industry. AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world. Visit us online at

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