What is IUID? The Basics of the DoD’s Item Unique Identification Program

With resources dispersed around the globe, asset management is an important function for the military and defense industry. In addition to large assets like planes, weapons, and heavy equipment, there are also many smaller instruments and parts that must be kept organized and properly stocked. Over time, it became necessary to develop a unified way …

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5 Ways to Build a Better Export Control System

Building an effective export control system for your organization requires a partnership and cooperation between different government agencies and their adjacent entities. With numerous regulations and definitions to consider, it is important to have an organized compliance system that addresses all regulatory details. Although there are plenty of guidelines and tips available on the subject, …

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4 Ways Military and Defense Can Improve Equipment Tracking

Tracking assets within the military and defense industry is a massive endeavor, demanding keen oversight and a comprehensive strategy to be effective for any organization. With mobility being a key differentiator for military applications, there is always constant movement throughout the supply chain. A lack of efficient equipment tracking can cause constant delays and issues …

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Are You ITAR Compliant? Guide to ITAR Compliance & Regulations

Export regulations are an important consideration for any U.S. business that ships goods internationally. For those companies who are working in defense-related industries and military applications, the need for proper oversight and control is even greater. There have been many strides in recent years to evolve regulations to better protect the public and companies from …

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3 Key Rules to Know for UID Compliance

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) requires a particular marking system for all equipment and parts. This unique identification code is required for tracking products and is known throughout the military industry as UID marking. Military 130 (MIL-STD-130) sets guidelines for individuals and companies for UID marking. Additionally, MIL-STD-130N Change 1 defines UID as …

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What is MIL-STD-129? Barcode Requirements, Best Practices, and More

MIL-STD-129 is an important military marking standard that outlines labeling requirements for shipments and containers, as well as to individual units. Here’s what you need to know, including best practices for compliance. A Definition of MIL-STD-129 A standard for maintaining uniformity in military marking for shipment transported by ships and for storage, MIL-STD-129 is approved …

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Item Traceability Has Evolved

This article originally appeared in Pan European Networks Government, Issue 22, in July 2017; pp. 152-153.  Camcode Global discusses the growing need for improved international identification standards for imported/exported goods. Image courtesty Rob Leibrandt In today’s high-stake, just-in-time world it is no longer ‘good enough’ to make business decisions using part, stock or even serial numbers. …

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What is MIL-STD-130? Learn About Specifications, Markings and Requirements for Military Standard 130

A Definition of MIL-STD-130 Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) contains a detailed set of requirements and specifications for identification marking of U.S. military property. The standard practice involved in MIL-STD-130 has undergone some revisions, including MIL-STD-130N, which was released in December 2007 and MIL-STD-130N w/ Change 1, which was released in November 2012. MIL-STD-130 is just one of …

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U.S. DoD Supports a Continuing Requirement for IUID

Recently, we updated you on the DoD’s reaffirmation of its commitment to Item Unique Identification (IUID) when it republished Department of Defense Instructions (DODI) 8320.04, “Item Unique Identification Standards for Tangible Personal Property”. That naturally leads to the question: “How is an acquisition program supposed to implement IUID?” The answer is pretty simple. This is …

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U.S. DoD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Item Unique Identification

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently updated its instructions regarding Item Unique Identification (IUID) standards for tangible personal property. With this publication, the DoD renews its efforts to identify and manage millions of its critical assets. While there were no major changes, there were some significant revisions that Camcode wanted to highlight. Here are …

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50 Informative Quotes on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is a controversial subject garnering much attention internationally in recent months. The first agreement to control arms sales, the Arms Trade Treaty enters into force on December 24, 2014 in an effort to control the illicit trade of weapons that are likely to be used illegally, to cause harm, create …

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New Changes for Submitting Data to the DoD IUID Registry

The U.S. DoD Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy recently made adjustments to its procedures for registering items into the IUID Registry. Beginning November 3, 2014, the IUID Registry is migrating to iRAPT (Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer), formerly known as WAWF (the Wide Area Workflow). So what does that mean for you? …

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Effective Arms Tracking is a Global Concern

With small arms and light weapons quickly becoming prevalent in conflicts such as civil wars, terrorism, organized crime and gang warfare, the issue of controlling the illicit trade of these weapons affects the global population with both political and human rights implications.  In the effort to combat and manage the illicit trade of these weapons, …

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Camcode is your Source for Full-Service Customized UID Services

You’ve come to trust Camcode to offer more permanent and durable label solutions for UID applications than anyone. Our UID label materials are the most widely specified in the defense industry, and are continually trusted to provide permanent and durable unique identification that lasts a lifetime.  Today, Camcode is the most experienced full-service UID provider …

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Metalphoto UID Labels from Camcode Earn Top Scores on U.S. Navy Environmental Survivability Test

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division announced the results of the second phase of its Item Unique Identification (IUID) Environmental Survivability Testing Report. Results show that the Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum labels submitted by Camcode earned more high scores than any other label material evaluated. The IUID Environmental Survivability Study was commissioned to …

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How UID Can Add Value to Business Processes

There is value in Item Unique Identification (IUID) beyond simple compliance with Mil-Std-130. Utilizing UID Labels, organizations can improve asset tracking of items, comply with International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements, and easily manage check-in/check-out procedures. A U.S. Army base recently discovered its current Arms Room inventory procedures and processes were slow, inefficient, inaccurate, …

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What’s Included in the MIL-STD-130N Change 1 Update?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a change to MIL-STD-130. Published on November 16, 2012, MIL-STD-130 N Change 1 is the latest version of the standard. Below is an overview to help you better understand the change to this standard. This change establishes direct and specific reference to the governing IUID policy, regulation and …

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UID Overview Series – Part III – The Future of UID

This is the third post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part III highlights the future of UID and MIL-STD-130. For more information, click the links for Part I and Part II. The IUID Vision Going Forward The …

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UID Overview Series – Part II – Current State of UID

This is the second post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part II covers the current status of UID and MIL-STD-130. For more information, click the link for Part I. Emergence of the Collaborative IUID Solution In early 2002 General …

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UID Overview Series – Part I – UID History

This is the first post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part I covers the history of UID and MIL-STD-130. Department of Defense (DoD) Item Unique Identification (IUID) at a Glance DoD policies mandate that all contracts for …

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UID Overview Series

Wondering how the MIL-STD-130 mandate got its start? Looking for insight on the future of UID labels? Beginning next week, we’ll share a three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Our goal is to help you better understand the benefits …

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Twelve Common Misconceptions of Item Unique Identification (IUID) Implementation

Often, the first response from someone new to IUID (also known as Unique Identification (UID) of Items in NATO) is, “My situation is special.” And to that I would respond, “You are right, but so is everyone else’s.”  In fact, as DoD developed, with industry, the basic rule set for IUID in 2002-2003, there was …

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Rob Leibrandt Named Senior Market Manager at Camcode

Camcode is excited to announce that Rob Leibrandt has joined our company as a Senior Market Manager. In his new role, Rob will help Camcode grow in the U.S. and internationally within the defense and commercial sectors, drawing on his experience with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), UID policy creation, and international standards development. …

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Anti-Counterfeit Measures Help Defense Industry Supply Chain

When most people think about counterfeit items, images of handbags, DVDs of popular movies, and paper money typically come to mind. But counterfeiting has a larger impact on many people and industries, including both consumers and manufacturers. Counterfeit parts cost countries throughout the world billions of dollars. In addition, they jeopardize an item’s functionality, performance …

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Developing Customized Solutions

A defense supplier was looking for a unique solution to help make their manufacturing process more efficient. The defense supplier was using hammock trays or “chip trays” to hold products as they were assembled in their factory. They were in search of a new way to bar code and identify each tray during the manufacturing …

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New CARC Adhesive is Better-Performing and Cost-Effective

At Camcode, we’re always looking for ways to improve our products and services. To increase your UID label options, we now offer new V-CARC adhesive. This new CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) adhesive is thinner and has a lower profile, is more cost-effective, and works better than our previous CARC adhesive. In addition, new V-CARC …

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On-Demand UID Label System Delivers Real-Time Label Options for Aerospace Company

An aerospace manufacturing company was met with a challenge delivering UID labels to their customer. They needed more control over the real–time production of durable UID labels in order to meet the customer’s delivery demands. Camcode understood the aerospace manufacturing company’s dilemma. When lead times are short or you need access to real-time production of …

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ID Integration, Inc. – a Camcode Partner in UID Solutions

Camcode is proud to partner with ID Integration, Inc., an independent systems integrator of turnkey industrial marking systems. When you need print-on-demand solutions for UID labels, ID Integration is the “One Stop UID Shop” that can provide everything from hardware and software solutions, to a fully equipped and staffed marking trailer. Whether your company is …

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UID Labels and Solutions Available Through New On-Site System

Camcode specializes in preprinted UID labels, though we also recognize there are situations that require the benefits of on-site marking. When lead times are short or customers need access to real time production of labels, on-site printing is the solution. On-site marking also gives users more control, allowing them to make changes at a moment’s …

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UID Label Materials from Camcode Achieve Highest Scores on U.S. Navy Environmental Survivability Tests

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division recently announced the results of a year-long evaluation of Item Unique Identification (IUID) label materials. Results revealed that the UID labels submitted by the Camcode consistently received the highest test scores. Item Unique Identification requires all military assets specified under MIL-STD-130 to be marked with an individually …

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UID Labels and Expertise from Camcode Make MIL-STD-130 Compliance Easy

The complex requirements of adhering to MIL-STD-130, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) standard for labeling and tracking all military property, is a source of confusion for many military prime contractors. With MIL-STD-130, military subcontractors are required to place item UID labels (or unique identification labels) on their equipment. However, many struggle with the often-confusing …

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Camcode UID Label Expertise Featured in Department of Navy IUID Journal

The U.S. Department of the Navy DON IUID Journal recently highlighted Camcode UID bar code asset tags in a recent publication. The Camcode Division of Horizons Incorporated, a global leader in bar code solutions for item unique identification (UID) applications, recently contributed an article on UID compliance methods, featured in the U.S. Department of the …

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Camcode Helps The Netherlands with UID Compliance

Camcode has assisted The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) in completing UID marking compliance to NATO’s STANAG 2290, “UID of Items” This is the first successful completion of a UID marking initiative for the Netherlands MoD and is among the first completion not driven by the US DoD Item Unique Identification (IUID) requirements. The Netherlands …

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Why Choose Metalphoto®?

Metalphoto anodized photosensitized aluminum is the most specified label material in history for DoD applications. It’s also the most requested product for UID labels and data plates requiring UID. Metalphoto products are designed with superior quality for the most demanding applications. The graphics are sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer, creating an impenetrable surface. That’s why Metalphoto has …

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