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EU Regulatory Update October 2018

The EC Decision to allow RFID for use by short-range devices within the 874-876 and  915-921 MHz frequency bands is now available. We do not have an official list of who passed the vote, who voted negative, or who abstained, but are working on that. Read the official decision document for complete details. 


EU Regulatory Update August 2018

Several people have contacted us recently to get more information about the EU Frequency Regulation changes and what it means for us. Please read the AIM Europe EU Regulatory Update for complete details. 



Power in Numbers Proves Successful! | EU Regulation on Approved Frequencies


As many are aware, the change in frequency regulations from 865 – 868 MHz to the new band of 915 – 921 MHz had not been approved in several EU countries, causing a delay in implementation throughout many areas of Europe.  In a collaborative initiative, AIM, AIM Europe and RAIN have been working  with GS1 and Connectwave (formerly CNRFID) to get approval of a compromise new frequency plan for UHF.

For many months, representatives from AIM, AIM Europe, RAIN and others have met with the regulatory representatives of the member states of Europe in an effort to get a compromise between the railways, RAIN RFID and other IoT users of the band.

AIM Europe is pleased to report the EU vote on this effort took place on 11 July 2018 and the compromise plan was passed!

Starting in February 2019, three channels of 4 W e.r.p. transmission will be allowed at 916.3, 917.5 and 918.7 MHz.   This means the use of RAIN RFID can now move ahead with a harmonized usage across all of Europe.

While the final documents will not be released by the EU until sometime in the fall of 2018, you can read or download the Chairman's Report now.  The final decision document, when released, will have an updated cover but is expected to look similar to the working document published earlier this year.  A copy of that report is available here for review now.

THANKS to all who offered support on the future of RFID technologies in Europe! 

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Formally chartered in 2013, AIM Europe was designed to be the single voice for the region in developing deep relationships with the European Commission and other regional & national bodies.  In addition, it will serve as the local organization for European companies that do not have an AIM chapter in their country.  AIM Europe’s goal is to coordinate efforts and provide a stronger, better connected – and funded – entity for continued AIDC growth and expansion. With the creation of AIM Europe, we hope to:

  • Secure a single entity representing the greatest network of AIDC experts across the region.
  • Establish a system for industry growth in new & emerging areas.
  • Put strategies in place to respond to new technology & market developments.
  • Create the best access to funding for international & national development projects related to AIDC technology, innovations, standards, and applications.

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Join us today!  AIM Europe offers a variety of membership options to best meet the needs of its members.  Annual dues are structured on a sliding scale to provide value to each size member company, based on annual revenues associated with the automatic identification (AIDC) market.

For additional information, or to request an application for membership,
contact AIM Europe by clicking here or call +1 724.742.4470.

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