Update ( December 2008, Hyderabad ) :
Proposal of an
IGF Dynamic Coalition on the
Internet of Things
Update ( November - December 2007 ) : A French ONS root is to be created,
more info in the French version
of this page which is not a translation but
relates to developments in France.
As mentionned in the article
EPCglobal and Auto-ID Center Building Blocks (May 24, 2004)
The MIT Object Naming Service (ONS) 'tells computer systems where to locate information on the Internet about any object that carries an ePC (electronic Product Code).
ONS was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Dr David Brock, Professor Sanjay Sarma and Joseph Foley. ONS is similar to - and (in part) based on - the Internet?s existing DNS (Domain Name System), which allows Internet routing computers to identify where the pages associated with a particular Web site are stored.
The DNS is used every time a Web site is accessed.
The ONS will be used every time information is needed about a physical object. It is likely that the
ONS will be many times larger than today's DNS.
Although conceptually simple, designing ONS was a challenge. The system must be capable of quickly locating data for every single one of the trillions of objects that could potentially carry an ePC code in the future. The ONS must serve as a lightning-fast post office that, on a daily basis, receives and delivers millions (if not billions) of letters
To link a "Bar Code" with a ressource on the Web,
the scheme is quite simple and may be summarized in a few words for non-techies :
A Bar Code ( EPC code ) is transformed into a URL on the domain
onsepc.com ( eg 000024.0614141.sgtin.id.onsepc.com ).
More precisely, the existing DNS system is used and queried for this URL,
getting a NAPTR record ( supported by BIND but
not by all DNS servers )
for this URL that gives extra information, instead
of just the IP address ( A Record ).
It remains to assess, if this simple approach is going to prove both
sufficient and secure enough.
- IGF Dynamic Coalition on the
Internet of Things
- EPCglobal (
Electronic Product Code (EPC) & the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) )
Security Analysis of the Object Naming Service
ISO adopt South Korea's mobile RFID technology
( 30 Apr 2007 )
- EPC vs ucode: Will security be the key factor?
- ONS 1.0 standard
( 04 Oct. 2005 )
- The "Digital Object Identifiers",
a urgent Governance Issue within the Information Society ( January 2005, Autrans, France )
- MIT Auto-ID Laboratory
( The Auto-ID Labs are the leading global network of academic research laboratories in the field of networked RFID )
- Physical Markup Language (PML)
- EPCglobal and Auto-ID Center Building Blocks (May 24, 2004)
to Operate Root Directory for EPCglobal Network ( January 13, 2004 )
- RFC 3001
- GS1 in Europe
( List of members )
- GS1 France
- GS1 Events
- Forum RFID 2008 ( 23-24 Octobre 2008, Paris, France )
Internet of Things - Internet of the Future ( 6-7 October, 2008, Nice, France)
on RFID : The next step of the Internet of Things ( 15-16 November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal )