Produced or manufactured (intermediate) product which in a smart factory delivers the (outward) communication capability to network and to interact intelligently with other production participants
Note 1: The product is a produced or manufactured article or semi-finished product.
Note 2: A digital image is part of the product intelligence and can be localized on the product itself but also spatially separate from it.
Note 3: Unique identification and product-related information makes it possible for the product to be linked to the smart factory.
Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)