Hannover April 2014. During the HMI the OPC Foundation and the AIM group (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility) announced their technology partnership at the OPC Foundation press conference. Both organizations agreed to work together in a joint working group to specify a companion standard. The goal is to create a mapping of auto identification device data, like RFID readers and barcode scanners into the Information Modell of OPC Unified Architecture. Matthias Damm is supporting the group as an OPC UA expert representing the OPC Foundation. The first release candidate will be presented at the next HMI show in 2015.