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GS1 Singapore News 1 Organised by GS1 Healthcare and co-hosted by GS1 Singapore and SMa Federation, the 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference held during 9 to 11 November 2010 at the Holiday Inn Atrium concluded with a success in achieving its objective of promoting global standards in the healthcare supply chain. This conference established the important role of GS1 Singapore in the consolidation and promotion of global standards in the healthcare supply chain in Singapore. With the theme “Raising the bar on patient safety and supply chain efficiency” , the three-day conference gathered over 20 prominent international speakers to address key topics on patient safety including the latest regulatory and industry developments in healthcare supply chain management, automatic identification, traceability, electronic product catalogues and electronic health record. With the aim of providing a unique platform for key international healthcare stakeholders to share and discuss the latest global standards, as well as industry and regulatory developments for healthcare supply chain efficiency, GS1 Healthcare User Group organises the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference annually in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. This year, GS1 Singapore collaborated with the GS1 Global Office to organise the 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference. The Conference was well-attended by about 200 delegates from 25 countries. Participants include representatives from manufacturers, distributors, healthcare providers, group purchasing organisations, logistics, governmental bodies and regulators, hospitals, associations, solution providers and education institutes. Participants also include GS1 Member Organisations such as GS1 Australia, GS1 Austria, GS1 Canada, GS1 France, GS1 Germany, GS1 Hong Kong, GS1 Indonesia, GS1 Japan, GS1 Malaysia, GS1 Netherlands, GS1 Philippines, GS1 Russia, GS1 Serbia, GS1 Singapore, GS1 Sweden, GS1 Switzerland, GS1 Thailand and GS1 US representing their local healthcare communities. A networking welcome dinner was also arranged for delegates. Issue 56 1 / 2011 MICA (P) 123/06/2010 Continue on Pg 10 GS1 Singapore is the national body that formulates and implements policies relating to GS1 System including GS1 Bar Coding Standard and EPCglobal Standard. Successful 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Singapore Successful 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Singapore Mr George Huang, GS1 Singapore Chairman delivering his Welcome Address. Delegates from around the world gathered in Singapore to learn from the experts on the implementaon of global standards in the Healthcare supply chain.

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  • GS1 Singapore News • 1

    Organised by GS1 Healthcare and co-hosted by GS1 Singapore and SMa Federation, the 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference held during 9 to 11 November 2010 at the Holiday Inn Atrium concluded with a success in achieving its objective of promoting global standards in the healthcare supply chain.

    This conference established the important role of GS1 Singapore in the consolidation and promotion of global standards in the healthcare supply chain in Singapore. With the theme “Raising the bar on patient safety and supply chain efficiency”, the three-day conference gathered over 20 prominent international speakers to address key topics on patient safety including the latest regulatory and industry developments in healthcare supply chain management, automatic identification, traceability, electronic product catalogues and electronic health record.

    With the aim of providing a unique platform for key international healthcare stakeholders to share and discuss

    the latest global standards, as well as industry and regulatory developments for healthcare supply chain efficiency, GS1 Healthcare User Group organises the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference annually in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. This year, GS1 Singapore collaborated with the GS1 Global Office to organise the 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference.

    The Conference was well-attended by about 200 delegates from 25 countries. Participants include representatives from manufacturers, distributors, healthcare providers, group purchasing organisations, logistics, governmental bodies and regulators, hospitals, associations, solution providers and education institutes. Participants also include GS1 Member Organisations such as GS1 Australia, GS1 Austria, GS1 Canada, GS1

    France, GS1 Germany, GS1 Hong Kong, GS1 Indonesia, GS1 Japan, GS1 Malaysia, GS1 Netherlands, GS1 Philippines, GS1 Russia, GS1 Serbia, GS1 Singapore, GS1 Sweden, GS1 Switzerland, GS1 Thailand and GS1 US representing their local healthcare communities. A networking welcome dinner was also arranged for delegates.

    Issue 56 1 / 2011 MICA (P) 123/06/2010

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    GS1 Singapore is the national body that formulates and implements policies relating to GS1 System including GS1 Bar Coding Standard and EPCglobal Standard.

    Successful 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Singapore

    Successful 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Singapore

    Mr George Huang, GS1 Singapore Chairman delivering his Welcome Address.

    Delegates from around the world gathered in Singapore to learn from the experts on the implementation of global standards in the Healthcare supply chain.

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    EDITORIAL

    The year 2010 is a very significant year for GS1 Singapore.

    Until 31st December 2009, GS1 Singapore was a Division of SMa. From 1st January 2010, GS1 Singapore began operating as a legally independent entity in order to conform to the requirements of GS1 Global Office Registered in Brussels, Belgium.

    During our first year’s operation as a legally independent entity, GS1 Singapore has demonstrated to be an efficient and effective GS1 organisation by successfully hosting the following two important GS1 global events:-

    • GS1 MobileCom Meeting from 24 – 26 May 2010. (171 participants: 46 overseas delegates and 125 local delegates)

    • Global GS1 Healthcare Conference & Working Group Meetings from 8 – 13 November 2010. (143 participants: 82 overseas delegates and 61 local delegates)

    In addition, GS1 Singapore had also successfully organised the following events:-

    • GS1 Mentoring Programme for Brunei Darussalam from 19 – 23 April 2010

    • RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2010 from 20 - 21 April 2010

    • ECR Singapore CEO Forum on 26 August 2010

    As part of GS1 Singapore’s continued effort to bring more value and benefits to our Registered Users, GS1 Singapore has partnered with SMa Federation to offer Affiliate Membership of SMa for all current GS1 Singapore Registered Users. Being an Affiliate Member of SMa, GS1 Singapore Registered Users can now participate in SMa events at special SMa member’s rates.

    On 23 September 2010, GS1 Singapore together with SMa hosted the GS1 Singapore - SMa Mid-Autumn Festival Business Networking Night, which is also a welcome event for new GS1 Singapore Registered Users. This event has successfully enabled the GS1 Singapore Registered Users and SMa members to network and expand their business opportunities.

    We hope that GS1 Singapore Registered Users will find good value from the SMa Affiliate Membership Programme and you will actively participate in activities organised by SMa.

    We wish all GS1 Singapore Registered Users a Successful and Prosperous 2011.

    Wong Tack WaiExecutive DirectorGS1 Singapore

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    GS1 Singapore News is published by GS1 Singapore Limited. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the publishers. GS1 Singapore News is distributed free to Registered Users of GS1 Singapore, GS1 Member Organisations overseas and Asean Chambers of Commerce. Reader’s questions and comments should be addressed to the Editor.

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    ISSN: 0218-6098

    01 • 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference

    02 • Editorial

    03 • GS1 and ICCBBA

    04 • The New ISO Technical Reference on EMI

    06 • GS1 Singapore hosts GS1 MobileCom Meeting

    07 • ECR Singapore CEO Forum

    10 - 11 • 18th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference

    14 • RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal / RFID Singapore Summit 2010

    15 • Technical Training for Brunei Darussalam

    16 • Keeping NEPC Updated

    17 • New Registered Users

    18 • GS1 AP Regional Gathering in New Delhi

    19 • 8th Annual RFID World Asia 2011

    20 • 8th Annual RFID World Asia 2011 Ad

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    GS1 and ICCBBA: Working together to ensure

    compatibility between global standards

    GS1 SINGAPORE NEWS

    The International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation, Inc. (ICCBBA) manages, develops and licenses ISBT 128--the international information standard for blood, cell, and tissue coding and labelling. This requires that ICCBBA maintain the ISBT 128 Standard, international databases for Facility Identification Numbers and Product Coding, supporting documentation, and educational materials.

    In its efforts to maintain and enhance the ISBT 128 Standard, ICCBBA brings together experts from clinical, scientific, technical, and informatics backgrounds to review and update the ISBT 128 Standard to ensure it continues to meet the needs of its users.

    ICCBBA is a tax-exempt, non profit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. These regulations stipulate that the organization cannot be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of the organization’s net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. Within its Articles of Association, ICCBBA is required to be organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes.ICCBBA’s Board of Directors and members of its Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are volunteers who give freely of their time and effort. ICCBBA has a small staff who manages the technical documentation and databases, promote and support the global implementation of the standard, organize technical meetings, and administer registration and licensing.

    How Is ICCBBA Funded?

    ICCBBA operations are funded entirely from licensing fees collected from both facilities using the ISBT 128 standard and from vendors providing equipment or software that incorporates the standard.

    Collaboration between GS1 and ICCBBA

    ICCBBA and GS1 acknowledge their respective roles in healthcare standards and collaborate together to ensure compatibility between their standards. They will also collaborate to promote the adoption and implementation of automatic identification standards in healthcare around the world.

    GS1 Healthcare aims to adapt GS1’s existing global standards to the specific needs of the healthcare sector, in particular for the identification of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, patients, caregivers, locations and assets.

    GS1’s global standards for automatic identification (through bar codes and radio frequency identification) provide the opportunity to make the healthcare supply chain more efficient and accurate, and thus safer. Medication errors can be avoided by automatically matching product data to patient data. These standards also enable effective traceability and reduce counterfeiting. GS1 Healthcare and ICCBA will join force to advance global standards to improve patient safety.

    GS1 and ICCBBA: Working together to ensure

    compatibility between global standards

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    The new ISO Technical Reference (DTR 20017) on Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) impact

    of ISO/IEC 18000 series interrogator emitters on implantable pacemakers and implantable

    cardioverter defibrillatorsBy Tan Jin Soon

    Introduction

    With the wilder adoption of Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices for public places such as library, car parks, electronic article surveillance (EAS) in department stores, wireless LAN etc, the use of radio waves has increased dramatically in recent years and is becoming an essential part of daily life. The effects of radio waves on pacemakers and other medical equipment has become a broad public concern. It is therefore very important to provide the public with information based on the latest studies and relieve their concerns in this regard.

    Since 2009, GS1 Singapore has been actively participating in the ISO/IEC SC31 WG4/SG5 to develop a Technical Reference (TR) on Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) impact of ISO/IEC 18000 series interrogator emitters on implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. This TR is urgently required because in USA, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, there are significant numbers of users of implants.

    This TR introduces technical information of a feasible EMI assessment methodology (not standard) and mitigation technique to enable reference to be made to deal with active implantable medical device (AMID) EMI problems. This TR provides fundamental information which can be used when investigating or decreasing EMI risk which is currently needed in present situations.

    This TR looks at the various public reports on the electromagnetic compatibility between RFID interrogators, implantable cardiac pacemakers (pacemakers) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). This TR further recommends the development of a uniform testing protocol and a repository of results from experiments using those test protocols. One important aspects of this TR is the inclusion of EMI test systems carried out by the Hokkaido University, Japan. FDA USA also visited Hokkaido University and confirmed the EMI test systems and mitigation performance of the radio filter.

    The status of this proposed TR is that it has passed the Ballot Resolution Meeting in Tokyo on 7 February 2011 and now proceeding to Draft TR Ballot. We expect this DTR 20017 to be approved as ISO/IEC TR by end 2011 or early 2012.

    We list below a summary of this DTR 20017:-

    Scope

    The purpose of this TR is to present a test method and results for the evaluation of ISO/IEC 18000 series radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator EMI on implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

    The need for EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) between RFID and implanted medical devices

    Increasingly, the market is witnessing an increased in the use of wireless technology in health care settings. Such technology includes wireless local area networks and radio frequency identification (RFID). Additionally, medical devices and clinical instruments are incorporating wireless technology as part of their communications. The growth of wireless technology in health care makes the presumption that its use is benign in such settings. RFID can be used to manage inventory, track items simplify patient billing data collection, and actually improve patient safety by ensuring that the right drug, procedure, or therapy is introduced to the right patient and at the right time.

    A 1997 Study by Hayes, et al, Interference with Cardiac Pacemakers by Cellular Telephones reported Use of telephones in the normal position — at the ear — was associated with the lowest incidence of interference of any position tested and did not result in any clinically significant interference. Placement of the telephone over the pacemaker should be avoided. While the telephone is on, it should not be carried in a pocket over or close to the pacemaker.

    Such increased prevalence of wireless technology in health care settings and the general population, combined the growth in the population of individuals with implanted devices makes imperative the need for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) between the wireless technology and the implanted device.

    EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) studies

    General

    There are multiple published studies on the experimental results of measuring the EMI on implantable pacemakers and ICDs due to RFID interrogator. The data that this TR presents under the Hokkaido University study do not necessarily show the same EMI performance as other reports. The reasons for the data

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    discrepancies among those reports include the differences of the active implantable medical devices (AIMDs) tested and RFID interrogator transmission parameters such as carrier frequency, continuous/intermittent mode, modulation schemes, etc. Details of EMI results of those reports are summarized below.

    (i) FDA/AAMI study 1

    Here, EMI event was estimated by monitoring the oscilloscope for any change in the AIMD’s output signal. The RFID interrogators specified by ISO/IEC 11785 for LF, ISO/IEC 15693 for HF, and ISO/IEC 18000-6, Type C for 915 MHz were used.

    (ii) FDA/AAMI study 2

    Here, EMI event was estimated based upon 3 classes of clinical significance defined by Hayes et al. The RFID interrogators specified by ISO/IEC 11785 for LF, ISO/IEC 18000-3, Mode 1 for HF, and ISO/IEC 18000-6, Type C for 915 MHz were used.

    This study is subject to copyright by Heart Rhythm Journal, so it is not reproduced here. It can be found at: http : / /www.hear tr hythmjour nal .com/ar t ic le/S1547-5271%2809%2901146-1/abstract

    (iii) Report of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan

    In March 2007, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications published its Study Report on the Effect of Radio Waves on Medical Devices.

    The question of the effects of radio waves on medical equipment was first raised in Japan in March 1997, in a paper entitled Guidelines on the Use of Radiocommunication Equipment such as Mobile Phones and Safeguards for Electronic Medical Equipment, written by the Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference (currently the Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference Japan). Later, the MIC conducted a study of the effects of radio waves on implantable cardiac pacemakers.

    A series of studies were conducted in the ensuing years: Effects of Mobile Telephones (2001), Wireless Card Systems and Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Devices (2002); Effects of Gate and Handheld RFID Devices, EAS Devices, and Wireless LAN Equipment (2003); and Effects of RFID Devices and Mobile Telephones. Then, in August 2005 the results of these studies were announced and became the basis of policy advices. A new study was conducted in 2005 on the effects of radio wave emissions from mobile telephones on implantable cardiac pacemakers, based on a study of the effects of mobile terminals as well as the results of other studies, using both domestic and international standards.

    RFID devices that use the UHF band were introduced into the market in fiscal 2005. The penetration of the mobile telephone has also been dramatic, and there have been many new models and types introduced into the market since the last study in fiscal 2005. In the world of implantable cardiac pacemakers as well, there have been many new devices approved for use.

    There is also a need for a new investigation into whether an electromagnetic environment is being maintained for the safe use of these RFID devices and mobile telephone terminals.

    As a result, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) contracted the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) to conduct a study on the effects of emissions from RFID devices and mobile telephones on implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

    The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses established the Study Group on the Effects of Radio Waves on Medical and Other Equipment to conduct a study of the radio waves emitted from mobile telephones and their effects on implantable cardiac pacemakers with the purpose of applying the results to amending existing policy. This study group received the typical devices being used in Japan today from the Pacemaker Committee, the Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association, and telecommunications carriers, and conducted a study on the effects of radio waves on medical and other equipment. They also conducted electro-magnetic interference tests to examine the effects of radio waves emitted from RFID devices and mobile telephones on implantable cardiac pacemakers, and they performed an analysis of the effects of the radio waves from RFID devices on implantable cardiac pacemakers.

    (iv) JAISA/Hokkaido-University study

    In this study, since an EMI event is estimated based upon an engineering perspective, for example whether or not any change in the pacing behaviour occurred, the EMI experimental results shown by this study do not necessarily reflect direct risk to patients. The clinical significance estimations remain to be discussed in future studies.

    A reaction was observed in 161 out of 450 pacemaker tests while being exposed to LF RFID interrogators (29,3%). While being exposed to HF RFID interrogators a reaction was observed in 39 out of 912 pacemaker tests (4,3%). There were no reactions (0 out of 304) observed for pacemakers being exposed to 2,45 GHz RFID interrogators. While being exposed to UHF RFID interrogators a reaction was observed in 40 out of 952 pacemaker tests (4,2%).

    For ICDs, a reaction was observed in 6 out of 82 tests while being exposed to LF RFID interrogators (7,3%). While being exposed to gate-type HF RFID interrogators a reaction was observed in 1 out of 25 ICD tests (4%). No reaction was observed when handheld or stationary type HF RFID interrogators were tested. There were no reactions observed for ICDs being exposed to either UHF or 2,45 GHz RFID interrogators.

    While being exposed to LF RFID, a reaction was observed at the maximum distance of 16 cm for pacemakers and at the maximum distance of 4 cm for ICDs. During HF RFID exposure, a reaction was observed at the maximum distance of 23 cm for pacemakers and at the maximum distance of 3 cm for ICDs. During UHF RFID exposure, a reaction was observed at the maximum distance 75 cm with one pacemaker but other pacemakers all showed distances less than 20 cm.

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    GS1 Singapore hosts GS1 MobileCom Meeting

    This year, for the first time in Asia, GS1 MobileCom held a physical meeting in Singapore from 24 to 26 May 2010.

    The specific objectives of this meeting were to enhance the awareness of market trends and technology developments of MobileCom and to share experiences how businesses and consumers are interacting using mobile phones supported by open standards.

    GS1 MobileCom is a cross-industry initiative involving manufacturers, retailers, mobile industry companies and solution providers.

    The three-day programmes include working sessions, covering topics on the definitions of trusted product data for Extended Packaging as well as the recommendations for necessary standards with regards to Mobile Coupon.

    The first day of the meeting started with a half-day plenary session on 24 May 2010 held at the SPRING Singapore Auditorium, which is within the building complex of the GS1 Singapore office. The meeting saw more than 200 registered

    delegates from Australia, USA, Canada, Columbia, Europe, Asia and South East Asia.

    The meeting highlighted the rapid growth of mobile phone usage worldwide and its applications in the manufacturing and retail industry.

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    Delegates at the GS1 MobileCom Meeting showing their mobile phones.

    Mr George Huang, GS1 Singapore Chairman addresses delegates at the GS1 MobileCom Plenary Session.

    Delegates packed the SPRING Singapore Auditorium for the GS1 MobileCom Plenary Session.

    Using webcams installed on Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPC), delegates are able to receive information by scanning the 2-D barcodes that are located strategically along the wireless learning trail.

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    ECR Singapore CEO ForumGS1 Singapore, which is the Secretariat of Efficient Consumer Response Council of Singapore (ECR Singapore) organised the ECR Singapore CEO Forum 2010 to inform senior decision-makers on the development and state of ECR activities in Singapore, the benefits achieved thus far and the future direction of the FMCG industries. With the rising affluence of consumers around the world, the ability to track and trace and manage the shrinkage of products becomes more important.

    A line up of industry experts shared their experiences in the management of out-of-stock situations, in the EPCIS implementation and in the traceability and shrinkage of consumer products.

    Held on 26 August 2010 at the SPRING Singapore Auditorium, this half-day Forum was well supported by SPRING Singapore and SMa Federation with LHT Holdings Ltd as sponsor.

    The ECR Singapore CEO Forum began with welcome address by Mr Tng Ah Yiam, Chairman, ECR Singapore, & Managing Director, Group Purchasing, Merchandising & International Trading of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd. In his speech, Mr Tng mentioned that for 2010, ECR Singapore would embark on the “On Shelf Availability” project. This is to ensure that goods are always available on retailers’ shelves in order to serve our consumers better.

    This was followed by a keynote speech on New Ways of Working Together, a framework for collaboration by Mr Patrick G. Conklin, Vice President of Procter & Gamble Asia Sales. Mr Conklin described how P&G is using the framework to work with their partners, better satisfy consumers and to achieve better business results.

    Following Mr Conklin, Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director of GS1 Singapore presented on Supply Chain Visibility using EPCIS, which enables trading partners to securely exchange data captured by RFID readers in real time.

    He was followed by Mr Mark J Holloway, VP Customer Service & Logistics (Asia), Unilever Asia Pte Ltd who shared with participants Unilever’s Experiences in Improving Customer Service with Retailers.

    Mr Ashok Charan, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing of NUS Business School discussed the Emerging Trends and Practices in mining Loyalty Card Data which include some details

    on the proposed Institute of Asian Consumer Insights.

    His presentation was followed by Mr Thomas Yeo, RFID Project Manager of LHT Holdings Ltd who spoke on The New Generation ECR Pallets with RFID Gen 2 Tags for EPCIS Service. Finally, Mr Miklos Viragh, Executive Director, Retail Measurement Services of The Nielsen Company, Singapore provided insights on The Latest Market Trends in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry, which include consumers’ changing buying habits and trends, as influenced by recent economical and environment developments. This would help manufacturers and retail chains to better strategize and meet the demands of their customers in the years to come.

    A total of about 100 senior management participated in this forum. Those present at this forum left with a greater understanding of ECR as well as the benefits achieved so far and the factors that would benefit business processes within the supply chain management.

    A section of the delegates at the Forum

    (From left to right): Mr Tan Jin Soon of GS1 Singapore with a line-up of distinguished speakers at the Forum: Mr Ashok Charan of NUS Business School, Mr Miklos Viragh of The Nielsen Company, Mr Patrick G. Conklin of Procter & Gamble Asia Sales, Mr Mark J Holloway of Unilever Asia Pte Ltd, Mr Tng Ah Yiam of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, Mr Wong Tack Wai of GS1 Singapore and Mr Thomas Yeo of LHT Holdings Ltd.

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    Mr George Huang, Chairman of GS1 Singapore, mentioned in his welcome address: “Today, with more than 4 billion people using mobile phone worldwide, a dynamic group of brands, retailers, mobile operators, handset manufacturers and solution providers have innovated to capture a share of the MobileCom business to facilitate the access of more information to meet mobile phone users’ evolving needs and lifestyles.”

    Seven international speakers from GS1 Global Office, Kraft Foods USA, METRO Group Germany, iCell Singapore, Denso Wave Japan and Softbank Mobile Japan, took the stage to share with the delegates on the various implementations of MobileCom applications and activities around the world.

    The plenary session was followed by a study tour of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Nature Reserve where visitors are able to access to the content about the exhibits when using the webcam installed on Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPC).

    This was followed by a 2-day workshop sessions, where delegates had 2 choices for the session on the following topics:

    • Extended Packaging: Definitions of trusted product data (what is it, how should it be managed) • Mobile Coupons: Recommendations for necessary standards (based on standards gap analysis)

    In addition, the following presentations were also presented:-

    • QR Code in the Japanese market - Mr Akira Shibata

    (Denso Wave) • GSMA Mobile Codes Pilot Ecosystem in Japan - Mr Yoshinari Shiraishi(SOFTBANK MOBILE and GSMA) shared the GSMA approach and showed recent mobile applications relevant to retail. • MobileCom : Status & Prospects in ‘Dynamic’ Korea” - Mr Seung-Chul Kim (GS1 Korea) • MobileCom and 4G infrastructure development in Taiwan, Mr Shawn Chen (GS1 Taiwan) • Two MobileCom related Projects involving Extended Packaging Data in GS1 Australia - Mr Steven Pereira (GS1 Australia) and Dr Michael Meakin (Victoria University) • MobileCom in Japan - Mr Hideki Ichihara (GS1 Japan) • Verification of Halal Status - Ms Liew Wai Mei, GS1 Malaysia • How Nielsen are using mobile for consumer research - Mr Pascal Toussaint (Nielsen Thailand) and René Lecaignec (QSN Technology) • The [email protected] Mobile Store - Mr Raymond Wong (GS1 Hong Kong) • GS1 France Mobile Marketing Activities - Mr Xavier Barras (GS1 France)

    With the good response from the delegates, this GS1 MobileCom meeting proved to be a valuable platform for networking and sharing of ideas and information.

    These two complimentary global standards organisations will collaborate to advance global automtic identification standards in Healthcare to reduce medical errors, enable global traceability, and to increase the effectiveness of the healthcare supply chain.

    The new GS1/ICCBBA guideline enables safer delivery control process for plasma derivates. It provides guidance on how to bar code plasma derivatives to improve patient safety and increase supply chain efficiency.

    GS1 Healthcare - Understand product hierarchy

    • GS1 establishes a hierarchal relationship with different packaging levels - impacts IT parameterisation so that the break-down of packaging does not disrupt the information chain.

    • ISBT 128 establishes traceability between donor and patient

    - required by regulations to ensure proper notifications if an adverse event occurs.

    • ... And raise vendor’s attention to GS1 specificities so that blood bank software releases in the near future can accommodate both standards.

    • … Invite system implementers to make use of both standard specifications (ISBT 128, respectively GS1)

    • … Inform system users to understand what should be expected from their plasma derivative suppliers, and integrate this information in their re-engineering works

    Singapore has adopted the ISBT 128 Standard for blood and blood components to enhance patient safety.

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    Here, the RFID interrogators specified by ISO/IEC 18000-2 Type A for LF, 18000-3 Mode 1 for HF, 18000-4 Mode 1 for 2,45 GHz and 18000-6 Type C for 953 MHz were used.

    Results of JAISA/Hokkaido University Study are as follows:-

    (a) Initial settings of pacemaker

    Parameter Value

    Stimulation mode AAI or VVI

    Heart rate 60 ppm

    Pacing and sensing polarity Unipolar or bipolar

    Pulse amplitude and duration Nominal values(Approximately 3,5 V and 0,4 ms)

    Sensitivity Maximum (most sensitive)

    Refectory period Minimum

    (b) AIMDs used for test groups ISO 18000-2/-3/-4/-6

    Type Chamber Polarity Approval year*

    ISO18000-2(Type A)

    ISO18000-3(Mode 1)

    ISO18000-4(Mode 1)

    ISO18000-6(Type C)

    Pacemaker Single Programmable** ~1999 7 7 6 2

    2000~2004 3 3 3 1

    2005~ 0 0 0 0

    Bipolar ~1999 0 0 0 0

    2000~2004 1 1 1 0

    2005~ 0 0 0 0

    Dual Programmable** ~1999 1 1 1 2

    2000~2004 7 7 7 7

    2005~ 1 1 1 13

    ICD Single Bipolar ~1999 0 0 0 0

    2000~2004 0 0 0 0

    2005~ 2 2 3 0

    Dual Bipolar ~1999 0 0 0 0

    2000~2004 2 2 2 1

    2005~ � � � 11

    *: Approval year in Japan**: Selectable either unipolar or bipolar polarity mode

    AIMD Test Groups

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    GS1 Singapore Chairman, Mr George Huang delivered the Welcome Address. In his speech, Mr Huang emphasised the importance of promoting the awareness of GS1 Healthcare system and ensuring patient safety through the 5 patient rights. He also mentioned that he would hope that all delegates who attended the Conference would leave as friends and that was the same remarks expressed by the delegates at the end of the Conference.

    Two senior staff speakers from leading Department of Health in Singapore, Ms Colleen Brooks, Principal of Standards Division, MOH Holdings Pte Ltd and Co-Chair, MOHH National Health Informatics Technical Committee and Dr Diana Teo, Director, Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore

    shared their experiences from different projects related to improving the quality of healthcare services and patient safety.

    In addition to the wide varieties of presentations, interactive breakout sessions were also held on day 2 and day 3, which allowed participants to discuss the implementation of global standards in the Healthcare supply chain with experts.

    The Conference was declared a success based on the positive feedback received from participants with active and fruitful discussions amongst participants and regulators from different countries.

    In conjunction with the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference, the GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership Team Meeting was held on 8 November 2010. Representatives from governmental bodies, regulators and hospital authorities from different countries gathered to discuss and share visions and insights into global healthcare harmonisation.

    Following the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference, the GS1 Global Healthcare Interest Group (HIG) Meeting took place on 12 and 13 November 2010. The 2-day face to face HIG meeting was to discuss among other topics, the adoption strategy and implementation of GS1 Healthcare guidelines worldwide. Both meeting were held at the SPRING Singapore Building.

    GS1 Singapore would like to sincerely thank the GS1 Global Office, GS1 Healthcare Leadership Team, all distinguished speakers, SMa Federation: our co-host and the supporting organisations: Health Sciences Authority and Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd for all their support to be part of this event and to make this conference a success.

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    Dr Diana Teo, Director, Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore speaking on ISBT 128 Standard for blood and blood components: How it translates to patient safety.

    Ms Colleen Brooks, Principal of Standards Divison, MOH Holdings Pte Ltd sharing with delegates the National Electronic Healthcare Record programme.

    Ms Ulrike Kreysa, Director, Healthcare, GS1 Global Office addressing the delegates with welcome and introductory speech.

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    9 – 11 November 2010, SingaporeHealthcare ConferenceHealthcare Conference

    Prof. Yan Liang, Chairman of Shanghai Pudong Medical Device Trade Association presenting a case study on Implementation of a post market traceability programme for implantable medical devices in Shanghai

    Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director of GS1 Singapore (right) with a delegate looking at the GS1 Healthcare Reference Book.

    Delegates sharing their views on healthcare during the networking break.

    Mr Christian Hay, Senior Consultant of GS1 Global Office with Dr Diana Teo discussing on working together to ensure compatability between global standards.

    Mr Raymond Wong, Head of the Business Support Services of Hong Kong Hospital Authority Head Office (left) talks to Ms Anna Lin, CEO of GS1 Hong Kong and Mr Scott Gray of GS1 Global Office about the efficiency in hospital supply chains.

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    Continued from Pg 9

    (c) RFID interrogators tested (ISO/IEC 18000-2, Type A)

    Frequency Less than 135 kHz

    Transmission method Magnetic coupling

    Maximum communication distance guaranteed ~50 cm

    Modulation Amplitude shift keying (100%)

    Air interface protocol Type A

    Bit rate Average 5,2 kbit/s

    Transmission mode Continuous

    Application type Stationary

    Number of devices 4

    Antenna size 15 × 12 × 5,7 cm3, 20 × 20 × 3,5 cm3, 65 × 20 × 3,5 cm3, 72 × 50 × 16 cm3

    (d) RFID interrogators tested (ISO/IEC 18000-3, Mode 1)

    Frequency 13,56 MHz

    Transmission method Magnetic coupling

    Maximum communication distance guaranteed ~60 cm

    Modulation Amplitude shift keying (100% and 10%)

    Air interface protocol Mode 1

    Bit rate 26,48 kbit/s, 1,65 kbit/s

    Application type

    Number of devices (Transmission mode)

    RF usage of Intermittent wave (Pulse period, Pulse width)

    Antenna size

    9 (Continuous)4 (Intermittent)

    12 (Continuous) 2 (Intermittent)

    GateStationary Handheld

    (250 ms, 50 ms), (350 ms, 230 ms),(350 ms, 210 ms), (250 ms, 145 ms)

    (300 ms, 100 ms), (20 ms, 10 ms)

    All are about 7.5 × 16 × 4 cm3

    All are about 30 × 30 × 4cm3

    170 × 32 × 29 cm3,165 × 75 × 12 cm3

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    (e) RFID interrogators tested (ISO/IEC 18000-4, Mode1)

    Frequency 2,45 kHz

    Transmission method Radio wave

    Antenna input power 300 mW, 10 mW/MHz

    Maximum communication distance guaranteed ~1,5 m~30 cm

    Modulation Amplitude shift keying (100%)

    Air interface protocol Mode 1

    Bit rate 20 kbit/s to 40 kbit/s

    Transmission mode Intermittent

    Application type Stationary

    Number of devices 2 (300 mW), 2 (10 mW/MHz)

    RF Usage of Intermittent wave (Pulse period, Pulse width) (160~560 ms, 40 ms)

    Antenna size 8,7 × 8,7 × 1,5 cm3

    Transmission polarization Circular polarization

    (f) ISO/IEC 18000-6, Type C (Baseband, Miller subcarrier)

    9 different types of RFID interrogators specified by ISO/IEC 18000-6, Type C (EPCglobal Class 1, Generation 2 were tested, whose technical details are listed in Table A.7. A total of 37 AIMDs were examined, and are listed in Table A.4. The total test practice number was 472 for the Miller subcarrier, intermittent transmission signal, 184 for the Miller subcarrier, continuous transmission signal, and 296 for the baseband, intermittent transmission signal RFID interrogators.

    (g) RFID interrogators tested (ISO/IEC 18000-6 Type C, Baseband, Miller subcarrier)

    Frequency 952-954 MHz

    Transmission method Radio wave

    Antenna input power (EIRP) 1 W (4 W)

    Maximum communication distance guaranteed ~5 m

    Modulation Amplitude shift keying (80% to 100%)

    Air interface protocol Type C

    Bit rate 26,7 kbit/s to 128 kbit

    Application type Stationary

    Number of devices (Signal type, Transmission mode) 5 (Baseband, Intermittent), 1 (Miller subcarrier, Continuous), 3 (Miller subcarrier, Intermittent)

    RF Usage of Intermittent wave (Pulse period, Pulse width) Baseband:(120 ms, 40 ms), (71,4 ms, 12,1 ms), (200 ms, 40 ms), (260 ms, 39 ms), (360 ms, 39,6 ms)

    Miller subcarrier:(590 ms, 76,7 ms), (25 ms, 21,5 ms), (278 ms, 180 ms)

    Antenna size Baseband:All are about 20 × 20 × 4 cm3

    Miller subcarrier:All are about 22,5 × 22,5 × 5 cm3

    Transmission polarization Circular polarization

    Continued from Pg 12

    Continue on Pg 16

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    The RFID World Asia incorporating EPCglobal/RFID Singapore Summit 2010 was held at Suntec Singapore from 20 - 22 April 2010. With the support of SMa and other industry partners, the conference was co-organised by GS1 Singapore and Terrapinn Pte Ltd.

    During the conference, the speakers from various countries shared with the delegates the latest and future RFID innovations in the region, emerging RFID applications and case studies on how companies used RFID to help improve their operations. At the exhibition hall, it hosted about 200 world class exhibiting companies from retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, logistics and transportation sectors, which showcased their innovative and latest RFID products and solutions. The event drew over 2,000 senior level industry leaders from leading organisations in the Asian region, Europe and USA to the conference and exhibition.

    Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director of GS1 Singapore was invited to speak on “Developing and deploying the first EPCIS in Singapore”.

    Other speakers from GS1 Member Organisations include Mr Raymond Wong, Chief Operating Officer of GS1 Hong, Mr Michio Hamano, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of GS1 Japan/EPCglobal Japan, Mr Sung-Jin Koo, Secretary-General of GS1 Korea and Mr Tan Jin Soon, Advisor of GS1 Singapore/EPCglobal Singapore.

    One of the exhibitors at the conference was LHT Holdings, a registered user of GS1 Singapore and EPCglobal Singapore. LHT Holdings is a supplier of wooden pallets to industry sectors including electronics, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals and warehousing. Ms May Yap, Executive Director of LHT Holdings said, “With RFID technology, we are able to keep track of the movements of the pallets which we rent out. Via the use of tags – each identified by a unique serial number – we can determine when the pallets move out from our customers’ premises and arrive at their retailer’s depot. We are also able to tell which pallets have been ‘de-hired’ and returned to us. This allows us to

    maintain a history and to manage the lifecycle of each pallet. It also helps us to minimize pallet loss.

    The conference was well attended and generated a great deal of interest from the participants.

    RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal/RFID Singapore Summit 2010

    Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director of GS1 Singapore, making a presentation on the “Developing and deploying the first EPCIS in Singapore”. Delegates listen intently to the speaker at the RFID World Asia

    2010 Conference.

    Mr Tan Jin Soon, Advisor of GS1 Singapore sharing with the delegates the latest development on EPCglobal and ISO standard development of using RFID and cell phone under ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 WG6.

    Delegates at the exhibition booth were briefed on the latest RFID technologies.

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    Technical Training for Brunei Darussalam

    The GS1 Global Office has appointed GS1 Singapore as the mentor for Brunei Darussalam to conduct technical training programme during 19 - 23 April 2010 for two staff of National Standards Centre, Ministry of Industry & Primary Resources, Ms Malati Haji Abdul Ghani, Senior Project Officer and Mr Md Khairol Amilin Haji Maidin, Head of Legal and Standards Development Unit and two staff of Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam, Ms Pengiran Haklimah PJIPHM Puteh, Senior Manager, IT Industry Development Group and Ms Norfadhlina PM Dr Haji Hashim, Manager, IT Industry Development Group.

    Besides conducting technical training on GS1 System, GS1 Singapore has also arranged for the delegates to tour the fully automated RFID enabled National Library in Bukit Merah Central and also visit to the Bukit Merah branch of the NTUC Fairprice Supermarket, which has fully implemented GS1 bar coding system.

    Delegates from Brunei Darussalam: Front row from left: Mr Md Khairol Amilin Haji Maidin, Ms Malati Haji Abdul Ghani, Ms Pengiran Haklimah PJIPHM Puteh and Ms Norfadhlina PM Dr Haji Hashim with GS1 Singapore staff. From left: Ms Joy Lee, Mr Tan Jin Soon, Ms Rosyati Mohd Said and Mr Andy Siow.

    Technical training on GS1 System in progress.

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    Summary

    EMI tests using the combination of 9 types of UHF RFID interrogators (Stationary-type) and 37 types of AIMDs (25 types of pacemakers and 12 types of ICDs) were carried out. The most significant effect is complete omission of pacing pulse and continuous generation of asynchronous pulses. However, no EMI was observed for ICDs. With respect to electronic circuit devices and construction, high power handling types are required for ICDs, while pacemakers use low power ones. This difference might be a reason for the differences in EMI seen between ICDs and pacemakers. Detailed investigations of the EMI mitigation filter and the AIMD circuit are expected to find the definitive cause.

    The worst MID was 75 cm for just one pacemaker and one RFID interrogator. With another interrogator, 72 cm was obtained. Though it was not confirmed, there

    is the possibility that the EMI mitigation filter did not function well at some frequencies in the UHF band for the pacemaker with the worst MID. Other pacemakers showed distances less than 20 cm. These values were observed when the pacemaker was set at the maximum sensitivity. The MID was drastically shortened when the sensitivity was reduced. RFID interrogators with intermittent transmission signals tend to significantly impact AIMDs. This is because these periods match the physiological periods of human heartbeat (few Hz to several hundred Hz).

    Conclusion

    This important TR will certainly contributed to achieving greater patient safety and decreasing EMI risks in respect of implant users.

    Continued from Pg 13

    The National Electronic Product Catalogue (NEPC) is GS1 Singapore’s repository of product data and digitised images of products made in Singapore and overseas. NEPC serves as an infrastructure where trading partners can obtain, maintain or exchange information about any product, service or party/location in a standard format using electronic means. NEPC

    allows you to enter, validate, store and maintain all your product information in a single location.

    It is accessible via the internet and ensures the integrity of data needed for electronic commerce transaction by providing standardised record of product data.

    For GS1 Singapore registered users who have already listed their product data in the NEPC, it is important to provide updated information of your product data in the catalogue. Therefore, please take action to make changes to the product information in the NEPC to reflect the current real-time information. Getting the real data for your trading partners is vital in a world of global market.

    If you would like to know whether your company is already a NEPC user and you do not know how to make changes to the existing product data / add new products to the catalogue or your company is interested to register as a NEPC user, please contact GS1 Singapore, Mr Andy Siow at tel: 68263 081 or email: [email protected]

    Company interested to participate in NEPC must register as a registered user of GS1 Singapore before they can list their product data in the NEPC.

    Keeping NEPC Updated

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    GS1 India hosted the GS1 Asia Pacific Forum 2010 for more than 30 representatives from 17 GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) in Asia Pacific and Global Office for a three-day annual forum held during 19 – 21 November 2010 in New Delhi.

    GS1 Singapore was represented by Mr Wong Tack Wai, the Executive Director and Ms Rosyati Mohd Said, the General Manager at the forum.

    A two-day technical training programme was also held in parallel to the Forum. These training sessions were designed to provide MOs technical staff with updated knowledge to drive the implementation of GS1 standards and new applications in the respective countries/economies.

    Mr Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1 gave an overall update on various breakthrough projects and initiatives of GS1’s core sectors. Updates by MOs on challenges, strategies and experiences also provided valuable information for MOs within the region to strengthen their capabilities to serve members better.

    At the MO Sharing session, Mr Wong Tack Wai reported on GS1 Singapore activities from January to September 2010 and plans for the next 12 months.

    On the topic of MobileCom, Mr Wong made a presentation on AP MobileCom Development. In his presentation, Mr Wong covered the AP MobileCom Survey conducted in September 2009, MobileCom Workgroup meeting in May 2010 and the AP MobileCom Workgroup formation & meeting in May 2010 in Singapore.

    Among the topics discussed at the forum include Progress Report on projects identified during the last meeting in 2009, Sharing of MOs Experiences, Healthcare, Traceability, GS1 MobileCom, EPCIS and misused of GS1 Bar Code.

    The gathering also provides opportunity for MOs in the Asia Pacific region an opportunity for networking to resolve issues pertaining to GS1 system.

    GS1 Asia Pacific Gatheringin New Delhi

    Representatives from 17 GS1 MOs gathered in New Delhi for the GS1 Asia Pacific Forum 2010.

    Mr Ravi Mathur, CEO of GS1 India (right) receiving a plaque from Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director and Ms Rosyati Mohd Said, General Manager of GS1 Singapore.

    Mr Wong Tack Wai, Executive Director of GS1 Singapore presenting the AP MobileCom development.

    Delegates at the CEO meeting.

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    8th Annual RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2011

    The global economic slowdown in the recent years has forced businesses to rethink their operational strategies as budgets were reduced and expenses trimmed. To remain competitive during difficult times, companies must consider more productive options and invest in the right technology when the time is right. And the time is now to invest in RFID when its technology is ripe and stable. With promises of cost savings, positive ROI and improving productivity, businesses should consider RFID for long term sustainability and profitability.

    Learn from business leadersCo-organised by GS1 Singapore, the 8th Annual RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2011 will be held from 13 – 15 April 2011 at SUNTEC Singapore with a post-conference workshop on the last day of the event. The summit is where businesses will come and learn from successful companies on the secrets to a successful RFID deployment. They will discover how companies like Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, Thailand; Great Wall of China; Transvert Scaffold & Engineering, Singapore; and other industry leaders on ways to stay competitive and remain productive during difficult times. See what is possible for you and how you can take instant advantage of these secrets by attending our event.

    What can you expect? By attending RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2011, you will get the opportunity to learn:

    1. How to increase operational efficiencies, improve and maintain optimal labour output for long term sustainability2. How to leverage on new applications and apply them to your own business3. How to value add and enhance your current RFID deployment4. How to maximise your RFID investment and improve overall business profitability

    RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2011 will provide you with what you need to fully understand the benefits that RFID technology can bring and do to transform your business. Once you put together these insights and practical case studies to work in your business, you’ll be amazed at how effective it can be!

    For more information, please visit http://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/rfid-world-asia/ or contact GS1 Singapore.

    Senior decision makers at the RFID World Asia Incorporating EPCglobal Singapore Summit 2010

    2010 RFID World Asia Award Winners

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    13 – 15 April 2011SUNTEC Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Beyond tracking

    RFID World Asia is Asia’s largest RFID exhibition and conference. For the past 7 editions, RFID World Asia is the only dedicated platform for technological showcase and sourcing of RFID products and solutions. Attendees will:

    • Learn about the latest and future RFID innovations in the region• Uncover emerging RFID applications through winning case studies• Learn ways and strategies to generate cost savings• Network and create new connections and revenue streams• Purchase the latest RFID solutions

    Asia’s ONLY regional executive summit for the RFID industry

    Call Yaling at +65 6322 2771 or email her at [email protected] to register now!

    Visit www.terrapinn.com/conference/rfi d-world-asiato fi nd out more!

    GS1 Singaporemembers are entitled to

    special rate of SGD675 for 2-day conference pass!

    Call Yaling at +65 6322 2771 to register

    or do it online at www.terrapinn.com/conference/

    rfi d-world-asia

    Who should attend?Executives from these industries:• Government• Manufacturing• Supply Chain Management• Automotive• Aerospace and Aviation• Retail• Hospitality • Healthcare• Pharmaceutical

    2011 Conference Speakers include*:• ANZCO Foods, New Zealand• Charoen Pokphand Foods Public

    Company Limited, Thailand• GS1 Singapore• Laundry Network, Singapore• Transvert Scaffold & Engineering,

    Singapore• YCH Logistics, Singapore and more…!

    *Updated as at 1 Jan 2011

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