Hong Kong Internet of Things Centre of Excellence ("The IoT Centre")

What is Internet of Things?

First coined in 1999 by the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was the commencement of a research project. It involved integrating the Internet with RFID technology such that it can automatically identify any object along the supply chain.

IoT refers to any smart interconnected devices (e.g. RFID, sensors, etc.) adopted by businesses to obtain more visibility of the identification, location, and condition of products, assets, transactions, or even people. The ultimate goal is to be able to trace pedigree and to drive more effective, timely business decisions or to improve customer interactions.

 

About the Hong Kong Internet of Things Centre of Excellence

GS1 Hong Kong has been proactively promoting the innovation and the adoption of IoT technologies to help local enterprises capitalise on this technology to sharpen their competitive edges. The IoT centre is one of the key initiatives that GS1 Hong Kong has set up to promote the application of IoT. It serves as an Industry Support Platform that enables the development of IoT businesses and the delivery of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)/IoT-related services for the surge of continuous development and competitiveness surge in different industries.

The IoT Centre was initially set up by GS1 Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Science Park in 2013 with support from the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government together with the strong pool of industry partners which championed IoT. The IoT Centre has received tremendous positive feedback and support from the industry, and has attracted more than 14,000 visitors in the last two years. To further reach out to industry players more effectively, the IoT Centre has been relocated to GS1 Hong Kong’s premises in November, 2015. 

The new centre is designed based on the concept of embedding the latest state of art IoT technologies with the objective to inspire innovations and sparkle IoT deployments.

The new IoT Centre, Hong Kong’s iconic and the only RFID / IoT live showroom is now located in Wanchai with a brand new look. It features live demonstration in six thematic zones which visitors can touch and feel the power of IoT technologies in various industries. 

 

These zones include

  1. Smart Retail & Omni-channel - Revealing how IoT technologies benefit the entire value chain, from suppliers to retailers and to end consumers
  2. Smart Logistics - Demonstrating how RFID and IoT technologies can be beneficial to stakeholders in logistics and warehouse management
  3. Smart Healthcare - Exhibiting how IoT technologies ensure patient safety and quality service, safeguarding the health of the general public
  4. Smart Food Safety - Showing how IoT technologies and RFID track the real-time information of food to ensure safety
  5. Smart Consumer Trust - Displaying how IoT technologies assure consumer safety and build consumer trust by realising origin authenticity and visibility
  6. Smart City - Displaying the power of IoT technologies in our everyday life
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Monday - Friday                                     9:30am - 5:30pm

 

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday       Closed

 


A: 22/F, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

E: iotcentre@gs1hk.org

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GS1 standards and solutions using IoT technologies

The GS1 System of Standards is a set of global standards that enables the unique identification of all trade items, processes, services, assets, companies and locations at any point in the supply chain.

 

IDENTIFY CAPTURE    SHARE   

 

GS1 Standards for Identification

   

GS1 Standards for Barcodes & EPC/RFID

   

GS1 Standards for Data Exchange

COMPANY & LOCATION

Global Location Number (GLN)

PRODUCT

Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)

Serialized Global Trade Iten Number (SGTIN)

LOGISTICS & SHIPPING

Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN)

Global Identification Number for Consignment (GINC)

   

GS1 BARCODES

 

   

MASTER DATA

Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)

TRANSACTIONAL DATA

eCom (ECI): EANCOM, GS1 XML

EVENT DATA

EPC Information Services (EPCIS)

ASSET

Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI)

Global Returnable Asset Identifier (GRAI)

SERVICES & MORE

Global Service Relation Number (GSRN)

Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI)

Global Coupon Number (GCN)

   

GS1 EPC/RFID

EPC/RFID

EPC HF Gen 2

EPC UHF Gen 2

     

 

A Trusted Source of Quality Product Information for Brand Awareness and Integrity

Designed for supply chain stakeholders, BarcodePlus offers a one-stop solution for management practices including Product Data Management, Product Quality Certificate Management, Consumer Loyalty Programme Management, Product Authentication, etc, enabling businesses to enhance product data visibility for stronger brand awareness and integrity.

 

Enabling real-time visibility of goods and information flow from point of manufacturing to point of destination

As a web-based application compatible with various technologies including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), barcode, Global Positioning System (GPS), sensors, ezTRACK™ runs various solutions that allow enterprises to instantly access business-critical product information related to work-in-progress status, product inventory data, delivery schedules, etc

 

An Industry-wide B2B eCommerce Platform

Facilitating electronic transaction messaging via EDI and Web to support electronic ordering, invoicing and shipment notices, ezTRADE is a standard-based e-commerce platform that facilitates paperless trading and helps enterprises achieve greater efficiency under GS1 Keys.  Supporting the exchange of business message, ezTRADE enables efficient and accurate transmission of commercials documents to trading partners along the supply chain using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messaging formats. Over 150,000 monthly transactions are regularly processed via this community-based e-business platform for more efficient and accurate electronic procurement.

 

Enabling supply chain e-pedigree visibility

The Solution is aimed at assisting brand owners, distributors / resellers and retailers to combat counterfeiting and diversion as well as enabling companies to increase brand integrity and bolster consumer confidence. In addition, the Solution provides companies an effective channel to capture useful customer data and launch customized loyalty programmes, which ultimately will strengthen relationships with current customers and establish new relationships with new customers.

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Monday - Friday                                     9:30am - 5:30pm

 

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday       Closed

 


A: 22/F, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

T: 2861 2819

F: 2861 2423

E: iotcentre@gs1hk.org

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IoT Centre Tour

During the visit, you will experience how innovative applications and adoptions of IoT technologies enhance smarter businesses and better lives. To secure a time slot that is guided by a GS1 expert, all the visitors are suggested to make reservation at least 3 days prior to the visit.

Want to touch and feel the power of IoT? Join the tour now!

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Monday - Friday                                     9:30am - 5:30pm

 

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday       Closed

 


A: 22/F, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

E: iotcentre@gs1hk.org

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