ETSI EN 302 2018-1 v3.1.1, “Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W and in the band 915 MHz to 921 MHz with power levels up to 4 W,” will be revised to allow UHF RFID operation using three channels over 916.1-918.9 MHz with 4 W ERP and 400 kHz TX bandwidth and without using DAA (detect and avoid). The changes are documented in “Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1538 of 11 October 2018” and will be incorporated into ETSI EN 302 208-1 v3.2.1 targeted for release in 4Q 2019.
Acceptance of EU 2018/1538 varies by country. The following table summarizes Impinj’s understanding of country acceptance as of June 2019. Impinj recommends contacting the country’s communications ministry for confirmation.
|Accepted||Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania|
|Accepted with special conditions||Austria (lower 2 channels only), Belgium (lower 2 channels), Denmark (4-channels), Switzerland|
|Acceptance anticipated in 2019||Estonia, France, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, UK|
|Under consideration||Cyprus, Greece, Italy|
|Not accepting||Germany, Netherlands|