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GS1

(Global Standards 1) An international standards organization with member bodies in more than 100 countries worldwide (GS1 US, GS1 CANADA, GS1 FRANCE, etc.). GS1 manages the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) system, which identifies companies and their products and services as used in UPC, EAN and other barcodes, as well as in the electronic product codes (EPCs) for RFID tags (see EPCglobal).

GS1 Started With Barcodes
GS1 dates back to 1977 when the European Article Numbering Association (EAN) was founded in Brussels and the EAN-13 product code was developed. EAN-13 was always compatible with the UPC codes created by the Uniform Product Code Council (UCC), and in 2002, EAN and UCC merged and later changed its name to GS1.
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is a nonprofit corporation jointly established in September 2003 by EAN International, a European distribution standardizing organization, and UCC, an organization responsible for the distribution and management of bar codes.
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EPCglobal is a joint venture between the Auto-ID Center, the Uniform Code Council, EAN International, and EPCglobal, which will be the organization that actually administers the use of this standard and this technology, explained Bud Babcock, customer packaging and product identification manager at Procter & Gamble.
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, a leading developer of RFID-driven asset management solutions, is proud to announce a continued commitment to the development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions by joining EPCglobal Inc , a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council Inc.
Since 1999, the Center has transformed into EPCglobal, a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC), which develops and oversees standards for the EPC network and seeks to drive global adoption of its EPCs.
But an agreement quietly rubberstamped this month between standards body EAN International and ACNielsen on the recommendation of the Global Commerce Initiative could slash billions off supply chain costs and completely transform the way business is done.
But countries outside North America adopted 13-digit and 8-digit data structures created by EAN International.
After years of transatlantic squabbling between European standards bodies EAN International and US equivalent UCCnet, the two have finally agreed to bury respective hatchets and jointly set up the promised registry.
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