What is Internet of Things?
Internet of Things (IoT) is an adoption of advanced technologies spanning from sensors, automatic identification applications, smart devices, different kinds of network grids such as telecommunication and transportation etc., to various kinds of user-oriented applications supported by the Internet backbone.
Imagine a world where everything is traceable, everything can be identified and everything is connected to the Internet together, these connections may change how we see the world, how the world see us, and how we work together with these smart object to make smarter business and better life.
GS1 and the Internet of Things
The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was first introduced in 1999 by the Auto-Lab (former Auto-ID Center) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). EPCglobal Inc. was formed under GS1 in 2003 to build on and promote the set of EPC (Electronic Product Code) standards developed which includes :
1. The EPC numbering scheme for unique identification of an object
2. UHF Generation 2 standards for passive RFID tags and readers
3. The EPC middleware to gather, store and act on RFID information and interact with other EPC middleware
4. The EPC Information Services (EPCIS) provides a common set of data elements and a set of defined messages for trading partners to use when storing, accessing and communication data on objects moves in the supply chain.
For more details of EPC standard, please click HERE to learn more