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AIM-News: Data collection: always and at any time

AIM association concludes consistent AutoID standards. The current AIM forum (“Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility”) in Karlsruhe concludes the support of the new interoperability standard for the industry. The nomination “OPC-UA” (OPC Unified Architecture) wants to link the AIM as well as the OPC-Foundation intensively together with the RFID- and Barcode technology. Goal of this nomination is the standardization with AutoID devices within the industrial and commercial use. A worldwide overlapping use of AutoID technology should be possible without the need to use a special communication software.

AIM working group “System Integration” gives a decisive development push

Uwe Steinkrauss, managing director of the ascolab GmbH talked in his lecture about the interoperability standard and the communication between particulars protected systems which are supposed to handle everything, starting off from the easiest sensor till the complex industry control. For the future, the user does not have to think about where his AutoID reader comes from and how it is technical assessable. The writing and collecting of AutoID data is always the same procedure, that is why an error-free device integration into a system topography is possible. A goal setting which is a convincing solution for the industry 4.0 and the internet.

OPC Foundation as a powerful partner

AIM wants to work with this powerful partner in order to standardize the AutoID systems together with the OPC-UA. This cooperation including a press appearance of both sides will be presented at the Hannover Exhibition on April 9th. At the same time a press release will appear on the AIM website.

AIM welcomes a new member

The Zurich Company SCANDIT was welcomed as a new member and sponsor at the forum. This company established itself in a merger of young scientifically employees in order to revolutionize the App through barcode reading in the area of IOT (Internet of Things). An easier, faster and much better reading of barcodes for Smartphones and Tablets is possible through the SCANDITs decode technique.

A real highlight turned out to be the easy decoding of barcodes with Google Glasses. SCANDIT-CTO Christian Floerkemeier showed an application of the SCANDIT-System on the new Android Smartphone watch from Samsung at the same time. The connection of the fast SCANDIT decoding software, concerning the technique of many different companies, can be downloaded from license holder on the internet at any time. advanced PANMOBIL systems is one of the founding members of the AIM-D and really interested of more such innovative solutions and a cooperation with SACNDIT. Both sides expect a promising cooperation concerning user-friendly industry solutions.

Plans for 2014

The next AIM forum is planned for next fall. In the meantime, the single working groups want to become active and make the popularity of AIM even bigger. As most important AutoID association in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and as partner in the international AIM network, it is important to get developments in the Barcode and RFID area going. There is supposed to be a lot of work over the summer due to exhibitions for example in Hannover and at the EuroID in Frankfurt or because of lectures and cooperated associations with BITKOM, BVL and GS1. As soon as there are news of the AIM working group – you will get to know it first in our newsletter!

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