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ucode has been approved as ITU-T’s International Standards H.642.

YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (Location: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, Director: Ken Sakamura, Professor of the University of Tokyo) announced that a series of proposals based on the experience of ucode have been approved by ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector, H.Q.: Geneva, Switzerland) as ITU-T Recommendations, H.642 "Multimedia information access triggered by tag-based identification."

H.642 defines the technological framework which connects any objects and places in the world to the Internet, communicates with them, and identifies series associated with them in the cloud system by attaching universal id (ID) to any objects and places. ID specified by H.642 is stored in electronic tags, QR code, bar code, etc. and used by being attached to objects and places. H.642 is an important standard to realize the computing paradigm called ubiquitous computing, the IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine-to-Machine), and its importance can be compared to the role of IP address in the Internet. Having been approved as ITU-T International Standard, H.642 is expected to be used by many telecommunication companies in the world.

The new Recommendations are expected to accelerate the realization of ubiquitous computing. In ubiquitous computing, objects and places are identified as part of cloud computing. Also, objects connected on the network mutually exchange information without human intervention across applications and organizations. Objects are aware of the context, and automatically perform optimal control. Ubiquitous computing is expected to be used in various application fields all over the world such as traceability for food products and medical products, managing buildings and plant facilities, and tourist information service as well as public asset management.


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