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Convergent Software delivers first development licences for the RFID For Libraries standard

Press Release: Convergent Software Limited [July 21, 2009]

CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 20 JULY 2009. As part of an ongoing development plan to support ISO 28560-2 Information and Documentation RFID in Libraries PART 2: Encoding based on ISO/IEC 15962, Convergent Software Limited has achieved another milestone. In May 2009, it launched two schemes to help RFID vendors in the library sector to rapidly support the new ISO standard:

  • The Benchmark scheme provides software and support to those companies developing their own bespoke system to support ISO 28560-2.
  • The Integration scheme enables software developed by Convergent Software Limited to be embedded in vendors' software as an OEM component.

The first licensed versions of the development software have just been delivered. Major players in the sector are now able to use the software from Convergent Software and concentrate on adding additional service functions possible from the standard to meet the expected market demand later this year.

All of this coincides with the recent announcement that ISO 28560-2 passed its Draft International Standard ballot with 95% approval. In October 2009, the standard will be technically stable with approval for publication in December 2009. The final version of software, fully compliant with all aspects of ISO 28560-2, will be available by the time that the standard is published,

Both the development schemes are still open to vendors who are planning to support ISO 28560-2. Contact us at

Convergent Software Limited will be releasing other software to support libraries and other end users adopting ISO 28560-2. This software will be complementary to the two development schemes. Further details of the standard and the software are available at:

About Convergent Software Limited

Convergent Software Limited is working at the leading edge of developing encoding and decoding software for RFID applications. Its directors have over 30 years experience with AIDC technology and computing. Convergent Software is currently working with partners on developing encoding simulators, diagnostic software, and component tool sets for RFID systems. The Managing Director of Convergent Software Limited, Paul Chartier, is Project Editor of ISO/IEC 15961 and ISO/IEC 15962 and other International Standards for RFID technology.

For more RFID-related information and details of the software, write to and visit company's website at

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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 21, 2009
Publisher:Convergent Software Limited
Company: Convergent Software Limited
Record Number:14118
Last Update:2024-05-02 20:07:44
Date Created:2009-07-21 19:08:31