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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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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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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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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