“VeriSign, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company that provides digital security and network infrastructure services, is introducing three new services aimed at enabling companies to use the EPC Network to share data with their trading partners. The company will demonstrate how the system works at the Auto-ID Center’s EPC Symposium, which is being held in Chicago from September 15 to September 17. “We want people to know the EPC Network is here because it’s built on the existing Internet infrastructure,” says Brian Matthews, VeriSign’s VP of naming and directory service. “We don’t have to build a whole new infrastructure. This is something we can have deployed in a month or two.””
VeriSign will offer a DNS-like service that matches an individual EPC to an Internet address providing information about that item. In addition it will store product information in a standardized XML format as well as a method of locating this information.