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Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) from GS1 Australia

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GS1 Australia  are providers of electronic product code information services (EPCIS), which provide visibility into the movement, location and disposition of assets, goods and services. The EPCIS allows secure exchange of data at every point of goods and services by providing a standard set of interfaces for EPC data.

The EPCIS enables a single way to capture and share information and allows flexible industry and organisation specific implementation. The specification supports business and consumer benefits such as container tracking, product authentication, promotions management, baggage tracking, electronic proof of delivery, chain of custody, returns management and operations management.

In October 2006, EPCglobal completed interoperability testing of the platform along with solution providers from Japan, Korea, and North America, including Auto-ID Labs, Avicon, BEA Systems, Bent Systems, IBM, Globe Ranger, IIJ, NEC, Oracle, Polaris Systems, Samsung, and T3Ci. The interoperability test is the result of effort by companies and organisations participating in the EPCIS working group. The positive results of this test and solution provider support have led to the ratification of this standard.

The EPCIS standard protects customers from counterfeit drugs, secures ports and provides food traceability. The EPCIS standard deployed in business scenarios around the world facilitates revenue enhancing and cost-saving collaboration among supply chain trading partners. EPCIS is the foundational specification for capturing granular event information across and within organisations.

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