Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More about the Microscan UID LDP Compliance Verifier

The UID Data Matrix Verifiers reads, identifies, and verifies the unique identification code (UID) marked on an item. The system of marking every item with a unique bar code or symbol which contains specific information was first developed by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to keep track of all the equipment in the possession of the U.S Military. This unique code or symbol makes for better asset management, as every item owned by the Department of Defense can be authenticated and tracked accurately. Even in case of theft or loss, the unique code allows for easy tracking and recovery of the items.

The DoD has established a complete set of rules and regulations to be followed while marking an item with its unique identification code. The code is specific to each item and is never reused, making it easy to distinguish all items from each other. The identifier is actually a data string unique to the item and placed in the form of a bar code on the item itself. It is very much like the unique social security number that is used to distinguish U.S citizens from each other. Just as a person’s social security number does not change, similarly the unique identification code for each item remains the same even if the item is reengineered or modified.

How does one verify that the unique code has been marked according to the rules and regulations outlined by U.S military? This is where the Microscan UID LDP Compliance Verifier proves extremely helpful. The Microscan UID LDP Compliance Verifier confirms that the unique identification symbols have indeed been marked in accordance with the specific standards set by the United States Department of Defense.

The need for data-matrix and compliance verifiers like a Microscan UID LDP Compliance Verifier have increased as the use of unique identification codes for better accountability and asset management have spread outside the U.S military as well. In fact, almost all industries currently use unique identification codes to facilitate better management, identification, and authentication of manufactured products. The shipping industry also uses unique bar codes to keep track of every item, so that nothing is misplaced or lost. These UIDs must comply with set rules and standards like MIL-STD-130 and DFAR 252.211-7003. The Microscan UID LDP Compliance Verifier is invaluable in this regard because it has been designed specifically to check unique identification containing 2D data-matrix labels and data plates to comply with military standards.

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