Decoding Symbologies

Symbologies are what makes the bar code portion of an asset tag useful. Symbologies are systems of encoded data in a bar code that scanners or bar code readers can decode and process the stored data. The first step toward understanding symbologies is to review some key terms. Character set:  Range of data characters that …

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Asset Tag FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about asset tags. What Are Asset Tags? Asset tags are identification labels attached to an asset. There are two types of assets: movable and fixed. Movable Assets are considered to be objects such as furniture and computer equipment that are not part of a facility. Fixed Assets, also known …

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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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The Importance of Asset Tracking Using Asset Tags and Asset Labels

When your company has hundreds or even thousands of physical assets, it’s important to know their operating condition and where they are located. From computer monitors to industrial tools, identifying, tracking and controlling your assets with asset tags is critical to your company’s bottom line. Physical assets are frequently out in the field for use, …

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How to Choose the Right Adhesive for your Barcode Labels

When deciding on adhesive-backed barcode labels, you want the adhesive to be reliable. Its job is to consistently attach the label to an asset for that asset’s entire lifespan. So choosing the right adhesives for your barcode labels is key and requires some consideration. In what environment will the label reside (indoors or outdoors)? On …

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Asset Management Solutions Review from NPMA NES 2011

We recently got back from a successful exhibit at this year’s National Property Management Association (NPMA) National Education Seminar (NES) in Las Vegas, NV.  This event was the largest meeting of personal property and fixed asset management professionals responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars of fixed assets at major corporations, federal, state and local …

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Who's Ready for an Animated Tattoo Using QR Codes?

If you think you’ve seen QR codes everywhere, look again.  QR codes are gaining in popularity, particularly for marketing and promotional purposes.  But take a look at the newest application for QR codes – a QR code tattoo that creates an animated tattoo! Using a mobile barcode scanning app, a new QR code tattoo transforms …

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Asset Tags from Camcode Showcased at NPMA National Education Seminar July 25-28

As a global leader in bar code solutions for asset tracking and property management applications, Camcode will be on hand to exhibit at the National Property Management Association (NPMA) National Educational Seminar, from July 25-28, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. This event is the largest meeting of personal property and fixed asset management professionals, specifically those …

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Durable Barcode Labels from Camcode Gain Underwriters Laboratories Approval

Camcode’s Metalphoto® products and processes have recently been certified as part of the Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) Authorized Label Supplier Program.  An independent safety certification organization, UL has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. As part of the Authorized Label Supplier program, we are approved to print the UL …

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Camcode’s LDAR Tags Featured in Resource Engineering & Maintenance Magazine

Camcode’s Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Tags are now featured in Resource Engineering & Maintenance (REM) magazine’s current Spring 2011 issue. The magazine is Canada’s reliability source for industrial engineers, plant operations and maintenance professionals in large scale, asset-intensive resource industries. REM’s mission is to provide these professionals with information they need to increase manufacturing …

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