New Technical Specification for Temperature Threshold Sensors Introduce by AIM & GS1  

By Chantal Polsonetti

Acquisition or Partnership

AIM has announced the release of a new sensor technical specification that will provide a universal method to interpret temperature threshold sensors used to enhance supply chain management and logistics in most industrial sectors.

The technical specification, Application Identifier (8009) with Sensor Descriptor Attribute 01 (Sensor AI (8009) 01), is the result of an exclusive collaboration between GS1 and AIM, launched in October 2017, to partner GS1's Application Identifier data encodation rules with sensor technical specifications developed by AIM.  This allows reading and interpretation of the sensor and barcode using a single scan.

An optically readable sensor indicator adds another dimension to an existing barcode format.  With Sensor AI (8009) 01, the value of both barcode and RFID tags is significantly enhanced by incorporating dynamic (rather than static) environmental monitoring.  It will also enable new applications for AIDC and support use in both Blockchain and Internet of Things programs.

The release of Sensor AI (8009) 01 marks the first step in a process expected to yield additional specifications as the AIM-GS1 partnership continues work on detailed uses of this sensor technical specification.

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