Northrop Grumman recently unveiled Illuminos, a “software-development toolkit” that enables the interaction of user-developed radio frequency identification solutions with RFID readers and printers from various suppliers. Illuminos supports Alien, Matrics and Intyermec hardware, the company said.

The solution is available as an independent software development kit for automatic information systems developers. In addition, Northrop Griumman said it would license its electronic product code coder/decode to vendors wishing to integrate the latest EPC code data standards into their EPC-compliant firmware.