About the Centre for Identification Systemsalt

Research and Practical activity

  • Article numbering and maintenance of the National Depository of International identification codes (bar codes) of products (trade items).
  • Electronic document management (for office needs and e-commerce)
  • Research and development activities related to RFID technologies
  • IOT-based monitoring systems

Main Projects maintenance

This system was developed based on GS1 requirements and provides:

•Assigning of GLN codes to enterprises with registering them in GS1 Belarus system;

•Assigning GTIN codes to goods and registration of these goods in the bar codes depository;

•Maintenance of the information mentioned above (modification, data interlock, data storage, etc.);

•Retrieval of information on goods upon request;

•Retrieval of information on manufacturing enterprises (suppliers);

•Preparation of electronic documents;

•Confirmation of identification codes legality at national and international levels

Official site

When building of safe and secure food supply chain becomes a prerequisite it highlights the need to establish unified rules of identification, registration and tracing of farm animals both at the national and international levels and to use them as basis for development oftechnologies that will provide traceability of products of animal origin. Traceability of life cycle of animals and food chain transparency "from field to table" are still a vital topic, despite the success of legislation and vast experience of many countries in this subject area. For example, legislation of the European Union (EU) requires that all farm animals are identified and registered: bovine animals, horses, swine, sheep, goats, etc. Besides, in many countries around the world animal identification was used as basis for building systems for control and monitoring of food chains to ensure product safety of food products. However, the infectious disease outbreaks (FMD, African swine et al.), as well as intentional unfair actions of some market participants (for example, the horse meat case in Europe in 2013) force to constantly improve countermeasures to possible threats to consumer security. It is required to create efficient technologies for on-line traceability of animals and batches of products of animal origin supplied to the markets.

Stateautomated information system for identification, registration and tracing of animals and products of animal origin (AITS) is used in agricultural industry to identify owners of animals regardless of the form of ownership, livestock facilities and animals. The system ensures traceability of life cycle and health status of animals in the Republic of Belarus and is based on national and international standards in the field of animal identification as well as the GS1 system of global standards. In addition, it allows creating of effective information technologies for traceability at the national, sectoral and corporate levels.

AITS enables scheduling of preventive and diagnostic veterinary procedures, monitoring of spread of infectious animal diseases.

AITS is a centralized system built with the use of bar coding and RFID-technologies on the basis of a powerful information node with appropriate means of communication. The system enables performing user operations in an interactive mode providing access to the web portal via HTTP / HTTPS-connections.

Depending on the role assigned to the user during registration, the system gives the user access to appropriate function. AITS consists of four basic components:
-WEB-interface, which enables interactive work with the web portal;
-unit of WEB-services, which provides integration with related information systems;
-a centralized repository which contains the system data base;
-softwarefor mobile devices.

Mobile devices are used to identify animals, register events and animal health activities in the field. Each mobile device provides authentication of users of the system. AITS provides traceability of animals from birth to slaughter, recording 21 types of basic events. List of these events can be easily modified, including:
-birth of an animal;
-identification of an animal;
-all events related to movement of an animals;
-all sanitary and veterinary activities carried out for an animal;
-loss or death of animals;
-sending an animal for slaughter;
-identification of an animal carcass for enabling traceability of products of animal origin.

Functional complexes "AITS-Traceability" and "AITS-Veterinary Security" of the state information system for identification, registration and traceability of animals and products of animal origin (AITS) for electronic data interchange when implementing traceability mechanism in supply chains.

The possibility to automatically perform unambiguous identification of products, as well as the possibility to identify participants (manufacturers, suppliers, recipients, etc.) of the product circulation in any information system of any participant in this supply chain using marking of goods and electronic documents are a required condition ensuring traceability within the functional complex "AITS-Traceability". This is especially true for registering and viewing electronic veterinary certificates in the FSIS Mercury for products supplied from the Republic of Belarus, as well as when cooperating with foreign trading partners (for example, many retail chains in Russia already require that group packages and boxes with products were labeled with GTIN identifiers and the corresponding barcodes).

One of the elements of product marking is the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), which is generated and kept updated by the GS1 system in Belarus. Manufacturers obtain this number when identification numbers are allocated to goods. These identification numbers are applied to goods (products) in the form of a bar code (EAN-13, ITF-14, Code 128, etc.). The information on the goods and the 13-bit identification numbers (barcodes) assigned to them is stored in the Databank of Electronic Passports of Goods (http://epass.by) and is available to manufacturers, as well as other interested users.

When creating an electronic veterinary certificate for its further submission to the FSIS Mercury, it is possible to automatically "embed" (link) electronic passports of shipped products (by GTINs) stored in the Databank of Electronic Passports of Goods. Thus, any interested person (for example, the authorized veterinarian of the Rosselkhoznadzor) can view this certificate. This is necessary for accurate identification of the names of the received (controlled) goods, their appearance and basic parameters.

For this reason, and also considering that the information on the goods can become dated with time, we recommend that the enterprises that produce and supply goods (products) of animal origin, which are marked with bar codes and are subject to traceability, should update the data in the ePASS system.


Logistics enterprise server "Logistic Spy", which is an event management system in the supply chain based on radio frequency identification technology (RFID). Logistic Spy is easily integrated into enterprise management system to ensure the integration of logistics operations with the use of RFID in manufacturing, warehouses, goods in transit, and so on. It improves the following logistic methods: JIT (Just in time), Tracking (tracking of the movement of goods), Inbound Outbound Logistics (internal and external logistics). These solutions are used to quickly and accurately provide the setup and operation of a developed network of RFID-equipment with remote administration equipment. The first version of Logistic Spy operates since 2008with Logistic Spy 2.0 update in 2011.


AIS library funds accountancy based on radio frequency identification technology, providing automation maintenance of key business processes of a library. The system takes advantage of the product described above (Logistic Spy ver. 2.0.). Accounting and control of readers and funds movement is performed automatically by RFID-equipment. Each movement of the reader, or a storage unit initiates the generation of the event and its fixation in the automated system. Created solutions integrated with the existing automation library system preserve the basic processes for the library staff environment remains unchanged.


It’s an innovative project on implementation of smart documents for students in the educational system. The project is developed and implemented in cooperation with the JSC “JSSB Belarusbank”.  

STUDENT CARD is a non-contact multi-function document used in the education system to provide students with services at the level of the information systems of educational institutions, city and country. For example,

STUDENT CARD can be used as an electronic pass to the school, a library card, a user ID in the computer lab. We have been also working on the possibility of using a STUDENT CARD as a travel document in the city public transport in Minsk.

STUDENT CARD is a plastic card which is uniform for all the institutions of general secondary education in Minsk. The front side of the card contains visually readable information about the holder of the card (the student): photo, name, information about the educational institution, card validity period. The form of the document is uniform for all the general secondary educational institutions. STUDENT CARD is issued to a student for the whole period of his/her study in the institution of secondary education.

STUDENT CARD is aligned with a BelCard bank card, issued by JSC “Belarusbank” and is a full-fledged means of payment in Belarus.

The project site is icards.by

Integrated RFID-system for higher education institution allows the usage of RFID-student card in automated systems of the institution: access control systems, payment systems, university library catering systems, accounting systems, etc. Student ID card can also gain access to multimedia libraries of the university, authoring tool for computer-based testing, card access to information focused on specific student self-service terminal and handle a broader range of tasks on the basis of non-contact automatic identification technology. The advantage of the system is the ability to provide flexible integration with existing information systems of the university with a minimum of effort. The software for the production and issuance of student ID cards has been donated to 36 universities countrywide and is being fully used at the moment.


ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT → distributed network of foreign establishments, over 100 thousand documents annually in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus; over 120 organizations of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus, more than 20 thousand documents annually


DATABASE OF ELECTRONIC PASSPORTS OF GOODS → application of interagency solutions (180 enterprises at first stage)

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