Thursday, January 28, 2010

An Update on China's Internet of Things

Late in 2009, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called in a speech for the development in China of the “Internet of Things” -- the use of wireless sensor networks to manage a range of processes in industry and government. Wen’s speech was followed by an announcement from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) making the Internet of Things a priority and establishing a working group on wireless sensor networks.

Wuxi Institution of Internet of Things - Image Courtesy Wuxi Daily

The basic application of Internet of Things in China can be traced back to the “Golden Card Project” in 2004 that initiated a number of trial industry uses of RFID technology in a range of applications, including the following:

-Agriculture apps, such as pig and ox raising
-Meat food processing
-Mining industry applications
-Supply chain management
-Package delivery and luggage handling
-Electronic customs and border processing

Read More: InternetEvolution - An Update on China's Internet of Things

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