BaseN, since 2001, is the inherently scalable computing Platform for hosting billions of spimes, the core objects of the Internet of Things. Unlike Digital Twins, the mere replica of physical objects, spimes are the logical masters of any physical thing. BaseN currently handles over one million spime transactions per second, and enables the transformation from physical products to intelligent services in any industry. BaseN is the only true full stack IoT platform currently on the market.
In the recent years, technology has changed our consumption behavior tremendously. More and more traditional products are transformed into services and also existing services are becoming more and more digitized. Below we would like to give an example of a mundane product like a sock that is going through this digitization process, becoming a personalized service and by that changing traditional business models.
Connectivity can be brought to a sock through a simple RFID tag that allows for data being extracted. The RFID tags are already so advanced that they can simply be woven into the fabric. Each time the data would be read (e.g. in a connected washing machine) it would transmit a 3D map of the sock and show possible flaws. Since RFID tags are already mass produced, the additional cost would be below 15 eurocents so creating a digital twin of a sock is feasible for any producer.
Many factories started to take the digital twin concept into use already, having a digital replica of their machines to boost production and to prevent the occurrence of bigger maintenance need. But why limit this to machines while it could be implemented to a simple product like a sock, allowing for mass customization?
While Digital Twins are the perfect digital replica of physical objects, Spime takes it one step further. Spimes exist digitally before the physical object is being created and record and manage its entire lifecycle.
By spiming a sock, the manufacturers can easily learn more about their individual consumers, enabling them to a life-time customer relationship. Spime enables the manufacturers to directly interact with their users, constantly improving customer relations.