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Method for providing regulatory information in a barcode label format

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007093D
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 17K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for providing worldwide regulatory information in barcode label format. Benefits include space savings while being in compliance with regulatory requirements worldwide.

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Method for providing regulatory information in a barcode label format

Disclosed is a method for providing worldwide regulatory information in barcode label format. Benefits include space savings while being in compliance with regulatory requirements worldwide.

Background

              Depending on the product, all countries require some sort of RF, EMC/EMI and/or safety testing and labeling. However, these requirements are not the same for every country.

              Some regulatory requirements are common to a number of countries in a given region, but a larger number of instances exist where countries cannot agree upon a common set of regulatory requirements for either testing or product labeling.

              Along with multiple country regulatory requirements, many countries also have their own regulatory labeling and logo requirements that are required to be placed on each product prior to sale in that country.

              Many wireless and wired product sizes are becoming smaller as technology improves, and worldwide labeling requirements are becoming near impossible to meet without multiple versions of a single product for labeling only.

General description

              The disclosed method puts all regulatory agency information and logos in barcode format on a single product label (see Figure 1). Products generally have sufficient space to place small bar code labels that can contain this information.

              If customs or other government agencies desire to observe or validate that required regulatory approvals for a product have been ob...