AIDC Report on continued developments and standardization of the carriers Barcode, RFID and its data structures and applications for automatic identification, traceability and Internet of Things (IoT) communication Rev. 2024-05-08 published:


pdf AIDC Report rev. 2024-05-08 English


AutoID URL 1.2 upgraded to version 1.3. This solution of combining a unique product/object identification with access to relevant information and dialogs in the WEB in one code is future-oriented and applicable for applications where an identification code plus a QR code was previously necessary.

See document  "AutoID URL" pdf


EDCi is actively contributing to the standardization of the "Digital Product Passport (DPP)" in 2024, the special field is the "DPP identifier", for example as a QR code with the identifier and its attributes:


DPP is an EU project that aims to contribute to sustainability for the benefit of the European population. In addition to the traceability of the relevant products in the supply chain, the public should be able to access specific product information via smartphones. EDCi is carrying out detailed analyses and developing potential solutions based on the existing basis of automatic product identification.
Documents, contributions and demonstration links can be found under "Projects"

It is a special honour that the "International Identification Code Industry Alliance” ( ICA ) has offered the Eurodata Council Institute e.V. (EDCi) membership as an honorary member in an advisory capacity (see Certificate 2023-11-23). EDCi was happy to accept it.

EDCi had already worked closely with one of the ICA founding members, the "ZIIOT RESEARCH INSTITUTE". EDCi supported ZIIOT in its accreditation as an "ISO/IEC 15459 Issuing Agency".
EDCi also supported ZIIOT in the development of the ISO/IEC 15459 coding system, the "MA code", which has since been accredited for the labelling of medical devices (UDI) for China.

As a member, by close cooperation with ICA, EDCi is also able to support the development of AutoID technologies in the Asian region better and to promote communication and professional exchange according to common interest.

ICA_Logo.png  The „International Identification Code Industry Alliance“ (ICA)

The International Identification Code Industry Alliance (abbreviated as “ICA”)was registered in April 2023 and is headquartered in Singapore. It is a non-governmental, non-profit international organization voluntarily formed by international organizations and relevant national industry associations, backbone enterprises, standardization organizations, and professionals. The Alliance is an international professional organization in the field of Identification Code.

With the purpose of ”Sharing, Green and Sustainability ", ICA aims to coordinate and formulate a unified international basis for digital identification, promote the interconnection and collaboration of mainstream international identification code systems, and build an international cooperation platform to carry out in-depth digital technology cooperation and promote the development of digital economy. ICA will actively promote the development of digital industries at both national and international levels, and jointly build the foundation of digital economy and digital society.

For more details see Introduction to ICA.

pdf  The magazine ident, the magazine for automatic identifikation & digitization, presented the EDCi in issue 1/2023.

The ISO initiative "AIDC Application in Industrial Construction" meets the research project "Robotics in Construction". While the ISO project is accompanied by the Eurodata Council Institute e.V. (EDCi), the Center Construction Robotics (CCR) consortium, together with RWTH-Aachen, closes the digital chain in construction from planning, through production, to realization.

Both projects are concerned with process optimization, as well as with traceability of products and elements used in construction.

For the achievement of synergetic effects, a cooperation between the CCR with their expertise in the field of "digitalization and automation on the construction site" and the Eurodata Council Institute e.V. (EDCi) with its expertise in barcode & RFID (AIDC) has been formed by a mutual cognition. The cooperation between CCR and EDCi on research and development "AIDC in construction" was agreed in December 2022.

On December 13, 2022, the following specification was approved for publication:

AutoID URL 1.0
The digital twin

In response to requests for solutions for Internet access to the "digital twin" of a product/object via smartphone using barcode and RFID(NFC), the "Joint Working Group ADC" with EDCi has developed the AutoID URL 1.0 specification. This describes how product identification is realized with access to the individual website, the "digital twin".

In this solution, the product data in the code is headed by a DOMAIN ID and is integrated in WEB syntax, but also has ASC data identifiers for unique identification of the data fields it contains.

This is enabling offline identification without net as online WEB access.
Thus the AutoID URL can lead specifically to the information which belongs to an individual product even to a specific serial number. Thus, for example, it is also possible to set up WEB communication that is specifically linked to this one product. This is the difference and added value to a regular QR code, which only contains a WEB generic address. The AutoID URL 1.0 solution also fits to the considerations of the European "Product Pass Port (DPP)".

The document "AutoID URL" can be found in the folder Documents:

Comments, application questions please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On December 15, 2022, the AIDC in Industry & Healthcare Community Working Group approved the specification update for publication:

EDI functionality via Data Matrix in the logistics supply chain

This specification describes the solution how to transmit the data of complete shipment volumes via „a code on paper“ like with „Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) but captured from a label or a delivery sheet. This is where the term „PaperEDI is coming from. The specification described how to encode the data contents of delivery bills, orders, invoices but also of assembled product sets in a DataMatrix. The recipient is thus able to transfer the entire content to his ERP system by means of one scan of a coded data page. This is quite similar to electronic data interchange via "EDI", except that the data is physically available at any time at any place by the P'EDI code. This method is practice a) between manufacturer and trade, b) between manufacturer and/or trade to the recipient, but c) can also be used for scanning the content of equipment to capture the included components. The update of the specification includes:
+ New document type for requesting a return delivery from the consignment warehouse.
+ Simplification by option "DIN 16598 keyboard and WEB compatible syntax".
+ Coding of national characters (umlauts) within data elements, like names, adresses, etc.
+ Inclusion of data elements for medical parameters with ASC DI "32Q-Clinical term code (LOINC code)".

The "Paper-EDI" document can be found in the Documents folder:

Please direct your comments, application questions, etc. to the projektteam per email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., keyword „P’EDI“.