Josef Preishuber-Pflügl is an Austrian RFID, NFC and IoT expert who is and was project editor of various international RFID standards as ISO/IEC 18000-4 "2.45 GHz air interface", ISO/IEC 18000-6" General UHF RFID air interface", ISO/IEC 18000-63 "Type C: UHF RFID air interface", ISO/IEC 18000-7 "433 MHz Active RFID air interface", ISO/IEC 29143 "Air interface for Mobile Item Identification Methods", and ISO/IEC 29167-1 "RFID Security".
Preishuber-Pflügl was a design engineer, project manager and product manager at Philips Semiconductors, where he started to get involved in RFID with his diploma thesis. His work led him through the development of LF (<135 kHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860-960 MHz) RFID products and systems.
Changing to CISC Semiconductor GmbH in 2003, Preishuber-Pflügl set up the company's RFID and NFC activities and expanded the international standardization work on RFID. In 2003 he became convener of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG3/SG1 "RFID performance and conformance test methods", which continued its work as WG4/SG6 since 2008. The group developed the performance and conformance standards ISO/IEC 18046 and ISO/IEC 18047 applicable for ISO/IEC 18000 RFID testing. In 2014 he became convener of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG7 "RFID Security", which develops ISO/IEC 29167. Currently, he is driver in standardization in ISO/IEC, CENELEC, ETSI and GS1 EPCglobal and convener of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG4 "RF Communications" that covers RFID, RTLS, Security and related conformance and performance test methods.
In the intensive discussion of Internet of Things (IoT) and RFID he first used the term "RFID/NFC providing the last meter of the IoT", which has been derived from the common term "last kilometer" in infrastructure networks. Using the Anglo-American terms "last mile" was first used in public in the speech on "RFID and NFC: Providing the Last Yards for IoT" on 8 October 2015. As input for the ISO/IEC JTC1 Plenary the respective committee SC31 used then "IoT's First Meter".
- IEC 1906 Award certificate Archived 2012-03-30 at the Wayback Machine.
- RFID Handbuch "Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen induktiver Funkanlagen, Transponder und kontaktloser Chipkarten" ISBN 978-3-446-42992-5
- RFID Handbuch "Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen induktiver Funkanlagen, Transponder und kontaktloser Chipkarten" ISBN 978-3-446-43943-6
- RFID-Handbuch - Autoren