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(1) (Entertainment PC) See HTPC.

(2) (Evolved Packet Core) See LTE architecture.

(3) (Electronic Product Code) A standard code for RFID tags administered by GS1 and GS1 US (www.gs1.org). The EPC ranges from 64 to 256 bits and contains, at minimum, the product number, serial number, company ID and EPC version.

A Unique EPC for Everything
Unlike UPC barcodes, which do not have serial numbers, the EPC enables tracking of each physical item for everything we can conceivably ever make. A 96-bit EPC can uniquely identify 16 million products in each of 268 million companies, and each product can have 68 billion serial numbers. See Gen 2 and RFID. Contrast with UPC.
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We get a lot of customers who want to try EPC for their parts.
lists the major process advantages of EPC from the designer and user point of view as lower piece part cost, reduced casting weight, improved cosmetics and design flexibility.
Among the markets he sees as holding the best potential for EPC are gray iron automotive, agricultural parts, nontransportation engines, valves, pumps and compressors.
Extensive research has been and is being conducted to advance the state of the art of EPC in the United States so that we stay competitive with the rest of the world.
Ampco Metal's EPC installation consists of a vertical sand conditioning and compaction system that automatically controls sand flow and the compaction cycle.
Representatives from CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, MPEDA, Spices Board, Carpet EPC, Council of Leather Exports, EEPC, EPC for EOUs & SEZs, Indian Oilseeds and Produce EPC, CHEMEXCIL, CAPEXCIL, Tobacco Board, Shellac EPC, EPC for Handicraft, Plastic EPC, Cotton and Textiles EPC, Silk EPC, Pharmaceutical EPC, Electronics and Computer Software EPC, Project EPC, Sports Goods EPC, Powerloom Development EPC, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises, Panipat Exporters Association, Tirupur Exporters Association and many other leading exporters participated in the discussions and raised sector specific issues.
An EPC contains information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs, with recommendations on how to reduce energy use and save.