»Internet of Things« - a Concept, a Vision, a New Point of View
The basic idea is simple: Packets, pallets and containers are labeled with a chip which stores product information and additionally the product destination. Like data streams in the Internet shipments find their way to the destination themselves. If a shipment arrives at a sorting-machine, it communicates the place of destination to it and is classified and transported to the destination. These processes run fast and autonomously without a central instance.