December 20, 2007

Toward the Introduction of Active Low-Power Radio Systems Using 950 MHzmegahertz Band and the Advancement of Passive Tag Systems Using 950 MHzmegahertz Band

Partial report from the Telecommunications Council
MIC today received the report on the technical requirements for active low-power radio systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band of technical requirements concerning the advancement of low-power wireless systems (Inquiry No. 2009, September 30, 2002) and the technical requirements concerning the advancement of passive tag systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band of the technical requirements for mobile identification systems (UHF band RFID) from the Telecommunications Council (Chair: SHOYAMA Etsuhiko, Chairman of the Board, Hitachi, Ltd.).

1. Background
  Taking advantage of the characteristics of 950 MHzmegahertz band radio waves, active low-power radio systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band enable the implementation of excellent systems in terms of reliability, long-distance communication and power conservation, and are expected to play a major role in various fields, such as production, distribution, health care and traffic, toward the realization of a future ubiquitous network society.

Also, passive tag systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band are expected to be increasingly installed and popularized through further advancement by means of the mirror subcarrier method.

MIC today received the report on the technical requirements for active low-power radio systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band and technical requirements concerning the advancement of passive tag systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band from the Telecommunications Council toward the introduction of active low-power radio systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band and the advancement of passive tag systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band.

2. Future schedule
  Based on this report, MIC aims to promote institutional improvements toward the introduction of active low-power radio systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band and the advancement of passive tag systems using 950 MHzmegahertz band as soon as possible.

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