A2B Announces the Release of UID Comply!™ - The Total UID Compliance Solution

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In order for any and all contractors to do business with the military after January 1, 2005, they must follow the new label compliance guidelines. A2BÂ?s UID Comply!Â? provides contractors with everything they need to comply.

A2B Tracking Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking, announces the release of UID Comply!™. This turnkey package, which includes UID compliant labeling software and a mobile computer with integrated scanner, is the leading solution package offered in direct response to the Department of Defense (DoD) UID (unique identification) mandate, which goes into effect Jan 1, 2005.

In order for any and all contractors to do business with the military after January 1, 2005, they must follow the new label compliance guidelines. The purpose of the UID mandate is to achieve visibility of all assets for continuous reporting to the military’s Wide Area Work Flow system.

“Other products out there may provide part of the solution, but we are the only company offering a total package – everything contractors need to comply,” said Peter Collins, president of A2B Tracking. “We have relieved contractors of a great deal of tedious and costly work, including sifting through bar code syntax and formatting the structure in order to meet MIL STD 130L and ISO/IEC15434 standards.”

A2B Tracking’s UID Comply!™ package provides a simplified solution: UID compliant bar codes are generated from software that has been programmed specifically for this purpose. The labels are printed onto rugged stock to withstand harsh environments. Labels and other identification marks are scanned with the UID Comply!™ handheld, and data is downloaded to the DoD’s UID registry. Another key feature of the UID Comply!™ software is that it can extrapolate data from other suppliers’ labels, greatly simplifying the UID registry process.

“When contractors became aware of the complexity of the UID mandate, our phones started to ring,” Collins recalls. “Their challenges are many: generating UID compliant labels with specific durability standards, harvesting data from their own labels as well as labels on component parts supplied by other contractors and finally reporting that data to the DoD’s UID Registry. The problem is compounded because each contractor may choose from numerous data label design formats.”

A2B’s UID Comply!™ helps streamline the UID compliance process and is packaged as a total solution. The package includes software that prints UID compliant labels and interprets the data from scanned UID labels and marks to a PC workstation with a mobile software module that resides on a UID Comply!™ handheld computer with integrated scanner. The software enables several functions including the generation of UID compliant labels, editing of property or asset details, inventory audits, verification of transactions, interpretation of scanned data, including data from other contractors and electronic reporting of captured data to the UID registry. The mobile unit also features auto-sync with a desktop UID database.

A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking and has developed advanced label compliance software for many retail giants like K-Mart and Wal-Mart. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has lead the bar code industry movement into mobile computing, developing a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system for one of America’s largest parcel delivery companies. Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have lead innovations in applications for 40 years. To date, A2B has completed more than 2,000 tracking installations around the world. For more information about A2B Tracking, visit http://www.a2btracking.com.

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