BS ISO IEC 15459-5-2014 pdf – Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Unique identification Part 5: Individual returnable transport items (RTIs).
1 Scope This part of ISO/IEC 15459 specifies a unique string of characters for the identification of individual returnable transport items (RTIs). The character string is intended to be represented in a bar code label or other AIDC media attached to the item to meet management needs. To address management needs different classes of identities are recognized in the various parts of ISO/IEC 15459, which allows different requirements to be met by the identities associated with each class. The rules for the identification for RTIs, with the identity being relevant for the complete life cycle of the item, are defined and supported by example. 2 Normative references The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. ISO/IEC 646, Information technology — ISO 7-bit coded character set for information interchange ISO/IEC 15459-2, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Unique identification — Part 2: Registration procedures ISO/IEC 15459-3, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Unique identification — Part 3: Common rules ISO/IEC 19762-1, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) techniques — Harmonized vocabulary — Part 1: General terms relating to AIDC GS1 General Specifications 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 19762-1 and ISO/IEC 15459-3 apply.
4 Identities for individual returnable transport items (RTIs) Each individual RTI shall be unambiguously identified by a qualifier and a string as defined in Clause 5 so that individual items of this type can be distinguished from items of other types. The qualifier component of an identity for a returnable transport item may use any data format supported by ISO/IEC 15434 or ISO/IEC 9834-1. What formats to be used are to be specified by the Issuing Agency rules. For the purpose of this standard examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather representative of the full suite of data qualifiers possible to use and relevant to this standard; — GS1 Application Identifiers 8003 or 8004 If this method is used to create the identity each unique identity issuer would select the appropriate GS1 Application Identifier, conforming to the requirements of the GS1 General Specification, to act as the qualifier of the identity. — ASC MH 10 Data Identifier 25B If this method is used to create the identity each unique identity issuer would select the appropriate ASC MH10 Data Identifier as required by the appropriate Issuing Agency to act as the qualifier of the identity. — When employing an ISO/IEC compliant high capacity AIDC data carrier an additional option is the object identifiers: 1 0 15459 5: for an RTI identifier for item management defined by the IAC. This is inde- pendent of, and unlike the structures below, does not support mapping to, GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH 10 Data Identifiers; 1 0 15459 5 1: for an RTI identifier for item management equivalent to GS1 Application Identi- fier 8003 or 8004; 1 0 15459 5 3: for an RTI identifier for item management equivalent to ASC MH 10 Data Identi- fier 25B; 5 Identity for returnable transport items (RTIs) 5.1 General An identity is assigned to an RTI by an identity issuer. This shall be done in accordance with the rules established by an authorized Issuing Agency, as identified in ISO/IEC 15459-3 and ISO/IEC 15459-2. 5.2 Maximum number of characters permissible in a string The identity for individual RTIs shall not contain more than 50 characters.
For efficient use within various AIDC data carrier systems, it is recommended that the number of characters to be coded by one line linear bar code should not exceed 20 characters, and number of characters should be kept as short as possible regardless of the permissible maximum of 50 characters. 5.3 Permissible character sets in an identity The identity shall only contain upper-case alphabetic characters and numeric digits of the invariant character set of ISO/IEC 646, see Annex A in ISO/IEC 15459-3. NOTE An Issuing Agency is permitted to make additional restrictions on the repertoire for identities using its IAC. Any data processing system shall be capable of processing identities using the full repertoire of characters permitted for identities for RTIs.