Ondrej Maslák, Ivana Andrisková


This article discusses the topic of labeling postal shipments by passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Every delivery company needs to have all necessary information for every single postal shipment package it carries. Shipment package labeling is essential for processing and tracking the postal shipments along its delivery process. Using RFID technology for the process brings advantages in more efficient delivery and data collection along with regular information updates of shipment status across complete delivery chain.

In this article, we focused on the problem of logical log of key shipment package information into EPC memory of the RFID smart label. We have taken into account the National postal administrator and its current system of shipment labeling. In the end, we presented a design for conversion of contemporary labeling using bar codes into labeling using RFID tags.


RFID, postal, labeling, EPC

Full Text:



Chan, E., & Baciu, G. (2012). Active RFID tag. Introduction to wireless localization with iPhone SDK examples. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley

ERC Recommendation 70-03 [ERC REC] (2001). ERC Recommendation 70-03 (Tromsø 1997 and subsequent amendments). Relating to the Use of Short Range Devices (SRD). Recommendation Adopted by the Frequency Management, Regulatory Affairs and Spectrum Engineering Working Groups. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from

Glover, B., & Bhatt, H. (2006). Readers and printers. RFID essentials. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.

GS1 EPC Tag Data Standard 1.6. (2011, September). Retrieved March 29, 2015, from

Jones, E., & Chung, C. (2008). Passive tags. In RFID in logistics: A practical introduction. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Maslák, O. (2014). Použiteľnosť pasívnej RFID technológie pri spracovaní balíkov [Usability of passive RFID technology in package processing]. Vedecký časopis študentov Doktorandského štúdia Fakulty Prevádzky a Ekonomiky Dopravy a Spojov Žilinskej Univerzity v Žiline, 2(2).

Maslák, O., Tengler, J., & Vaculík, J. (2014). Označovanie poštových zásielok pomocou technológie rádiofrekvenčnej identifikácie [Labeling of postal service using radio frequency identification technology]. Diagnostika Podniku, Controlling a Logistika.

Milgrom, P., Levine, J., & Eilat, A. (2011, October). The Case for Unlicensed Spectrum. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from

Palmer, R. (2007). The bar code book: A comprehensive guide to reading, printing, specifying, evaluating and using bar code and other machine-readable symbols (5th ed.). Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.

Pantanowitz, L., & Tuthill, J. (2012). Pathology informatics: Theory & practice. Chicago, IL: American Society for Clinical Pathology Press.

Rouse, M. (2010, November). Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC). Retrieved from

Slovenská pošta - information (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2015, from

Technické parametre - Označovanie zásielok. (2015, January). Retrieved March 29, 2015, from

Technické parametre - ePodací hárok. (2014, April). Retrieved from

Tipton, H., & Nozaki, M. (2011). Technology. Information Security Management Handbook (6th ed.). Hoboken: CRC Press.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Print ISSN 1805-997X, Online ISSN 1805-9961

(c) 2016 Central Bohemia University