How can ETSI help? The regulatory environment for RFID Michael Sharpe
Key issues for RFID Free circulation of equipment Harmonised technical requirements Interoperable protocols Harmonised spe...
Relevant Directives & Regulations (EU) Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC) Radio Spectrum ...
Directives & regulations How can ETSI help?
What is ETSI? European Telecommunications Standards Institute European Standards Organisation (98/34/EC) Association of In...
Directives & regulations (equipment) Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC)
What does a manufacturer need to do? <ul><li>Meet the “essential requirements” </li></ul><ul><li>health & safety </li></ul...
How can ETSI help (1/3)? Harmonised Standards Harmonized Standards?? Are there any others? How do I meet essential require...
Other essential requirements <ul><li>Access to emergency services (3.3e) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ships using inland waterway...
Harmonised Standards <ul><li>Where apparatus meets the relevant harmonised standards or parts thereof whose reference numb...
Harmonised Standards <ul><li>European Standards (EN) </li></ul><ul><li>Produced under a mandate from the European Commissi...
Harmonised Standards MSG:  GSM DECT:  DECT TETRA:  TETRA ERM/MSG TFES: IMT-2000 TM4 : Fixed Radio Links SES:  Satellite Ea...
Harmonised Standards ERM:  Marine radio, Short-range devices (ERM TG28) , Paging, Cordless telephones, Radar, Medical Impl...
Harmonised Standards Co-ordinated by OCG Steering Committee OCG_RTTED
Harmonised Standards for RFID Generic Short Range Devices: EN 300 330: inductive devices & devices operating below 25 MHz ...
How can ETSI help (2/3)? Harmonised Frequencies … working with CEPT  How do I meet national radio interface regulations?
Radio Spectrum Access Recommendation or Decision on spectrum  allocation Harmonised Standard ETSI CEPT National licence re...
<ul><li>Basic description of application </li></ul><ul><li>Simple technical description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current ETSI...
CEPT - ETSI MoU Working Groups (adopting) Project Teams (drafting) ETSI Member ETSI Liaison Officer Overall ETSI view Indi...
Example: 2W RFID working at UHF Proposed modification to annex 11 of CEPT/ECC/Rec 70-03 Draft  EN 302 208 Harmonised Stand...
How can ETSI help (3/3)? Inform user of national restrictions on use Inform member state 4 weeks before marketing equipmen...
The Radio Spectrum Decision Radio Spectrum Committee European Commission requests CEPT to provide frequency allocations in...
Example: short-range devices  (including RFID) Radio Spectrum Committee Request (mandate) to CEPT on  frequencies for gene...
How can I contribute? <ul><li>Membership of ETSI is open to any organisation with an interest in telecommunications (Europ...
Keeping up to date <ul><li>http://www.etsi.org/europe/public-interest </li></ul><ul><li>http://portal.etsi.org/erm </li></...
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  1. 1. How can ETSI help? The regulatory environment for RFID Michael Sharpe
  2. 2. Key issues for RFID Free circulation of equipment Harmonised technical requirements Interoperable protocols Harmonised spectrum allocations
  3. 3. Relevant Directives & Regulations (EU) Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC) Radio Spectrum Decision 676/2002/EC
  4. 4. Directives & regulations How can ETSI help?
  5. 5. What is ETSI? European Telecommunications Standards Institute European Standards Organisation (98/34/EC) Association of Industry players… … with direct participation … manufacturers, network operators, service providers, administrations, users, industry associations…
  6. 6. Directives & regulations (equipment) Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC)
  7. 7. What does a manufacturer need to do? <ul><li>Meet the “essential requirements” </li></ul><ul><li>health & safety </li></ul><ul><li>electromagnetic compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>avoidance of harmful interference (radio equipment only) </li></ul><ul><li>possibly others, if invoked by the Commission </li></ul>Carry out « essential radio test suites » Inform member state (if using non-harmonised radio spectrum) Meet national radio interface regulations Declare conformity
  8. 8. How can ETSI help (1/3)? Harmonised Standards Harmonized Standards?? Are there any others? How do I meet essential requirements?
  9. 9. Other essential requirements <ul><li>Access to emergency services (3.3e) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ships using inland waterways (EC Decision 2000/637/EC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine distress & safety equipment (EC Decision 2000/638/EC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine Identification System (EC Decision 2003/213/EC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avalanche beacons (EC Decision 2001/148/EC) </li></ul></ul>None of these apply to RFID
  10. 10. Harmonised Standards <ul><li>Where apparatus meets the relevant harmonised standards or parts thereof whose reference numbers have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities, Member States shall presume compliance with those of the essential requirements referred to in Article 3 as are covered by the said harmonised standards or parts thereof. [Article 5.1] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Harmonised Standards <ul><li>European Standards (EN) </li></ul><ul><li>Produced under a mandate from the European Commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And adopted by Member States (98/34 committee) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifies technical requirements to meet essential requirements of a « New Approach » Directive </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies « Essential Radio Test Suites » (RTTE) </li></ul><ul><li>Cited in the Official Journal of the European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Member states required to presume conformity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Harmonised Standards MSG: GSM DECT: DECT TETRA: TETRA ERM/MSG TFES: IMT-2000 TM4 : Fixed Radio Links SES: Satellite Earth Stations ERM: Land-mobile radio, Amateur Radio, Citizens’ Band, RFID (ERM TG34) ERM: 2,45 GHz RLAN BRAN: HIPERACCESS, 5 GHz RLAN
  13. 13. Harmonised Standards ERM: Marine radio, Short-range devices (ERM TG28) , Paging, Cordless telephones, Radar, Medical Implants, Road Transport & Traffic Telematics ERM: Electromagnetic Compatibility, Meteorological Aids, Avalanche Beacons, Ultra Wide Band (ERM TG31a) , Broadcast transmitters, professional audio/video
  14. 14. Harmonised Standards Co-ordinated by OCG Steering Committee OCG_RTTED
  15. 15. Harmonised Standards for RFID Generic Short Range Devices: EN 300 330: inductive devices & devices operating below 25 MHz EN 300 220: devices between 25 MHz & 1 GHz EN 300 440: between 1 GHz & 40 GHz Draft EN 302 208: 2W devices at UHF
  16. 16. How can ETSI help (2/3)? Harmonised Frequencies … working with CEPT How do I meet national radio interface regulations?
  17. 17. Radio Spectrum Access Recommendation or Decision on spectrum allocation Harmonised Standard ETSI CEPT National licence regimes plus interface regulations System Reference Document
  18. 18. <ul><li>Basic description of application </li></ul><ul><li>Simple technical description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current ETSI standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justified spectrum requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible compatibility issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market forecasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic/social benefit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market window </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requested action from CEPT </li></ul>Spectrum requirements System Reference Document All ETSI members may comment ERM RM co-ordinate
  19. 19. CEPT - ETSI MoU Working Groups (adopting) Project Teams (drafting) ETSI Member ETSI Liaison Officer Overall ETSI view Individual view Decision/ Rec. on spectrum ETSI CEPT
  20. 20. Example: 2W RFID working at UHF Proposed modification to annex 11 of CEPT/ECC/Rec 70-03 Draft EN 302 208 Harmonised Standard ETSI CEPT National licence regimes plus interface regulations TR 101 445 SRDoc
  21. 21. How can ETSI help (3/3)? Inform user of national restrictions on use Inform member state 4 weeks before marketing equipment Manufacturer needs to know local frequency regulations Frequencies are managed on a national basis: CEPT Recommendations not enforceable at a European level
  22. 22. The Radio Spectrum Decision Radio Spectrum Committee European Commission requests CEPT to provide frequency allocations in support of EU policies CEPT output codified into a Commission Decision Legal certainty ! CEPT and ETSI are permanent observers
  23. 23. Example: short-range devices (including RFID) Radio Spectrum Committee Request (mandate) to CEPT on frequencies for generic SRD Review the current restrictions on use of SRD in member states Consider additional harmonised bands for SRD applications Propose & prioritise further harmonisation measures
  24. 24. How can I contribute? <ul><li>Membership of ETSI is open to any organisation with an interest in telecommunications (European or not) </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonised Standards produced by Technical Committees of experts drawn from members </li></ul><ul><li>Funded Specialist Task Forces to accelerate critical work </li></ul><ul><li>Public Approval Process managed by National Standards Organisations </li></ul>
  25. 25. Keeping up to date <ul><li>http://www.etsi.org/europe/public-interest </li></ul><ul><li>http://portal.etsi.org/erm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RTTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://portal.etsi.org/ocg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&TTE Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.newapproach.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.europa.eu.int </li></ul>[email_address] Any questions?

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