Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG) recently participated in a two-day grassroots effort in Washington, DC on June 18 - 19. Sponsored by the AIM North America (NA) UID Supplier Alliance (USA), of which Horizons ISG is a member, these activities included legislative visits and a USA-hosted ½ day IUID briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing featured a panel discussion by former and current senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials and business leaders and user case scenario demonstrations. These events provided an opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to providers of IUID and other automatic identification technology solutions. “In all, the Alliance met with nearly 40 legislative offices representing 15 states," stated Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM North America.
“The Budget Cuts, Counterfeiting, and Barcodes briefing was well received and focused on barcodes – Item Unique Identification – and how the technology is being used to reduce costs, improve management, increase readiness, and combat counterfeiting within the Department of Defense. Two Senators and three Representatives were present and gave remarks in support of the IUID effort and the UID Supplier Alliance,” said Sam Wainer, Product Manager, Horizons ISG.
DoD’s Item Unique Identification (IUID) policy was designed to provide individual identification of assets in a way that is globally unique and ensures data integrity and quality throughout an item’s life. Adoption of UID (the next generation barcode) and awareness of the value added by the requirements are gaining momentum thanks to the efforts of the AIM North America UID Supplier Alliance. This group intends to bolster that momentum in Washington, DC where they recently gathered for briefings on IUID issues, and continue to meet with Congressional, Senate, and government agency offices.
About Horizons ISG:
Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG) is an internationally known manufacturer of printable aluminum used to produce labels, nameplates, equipment panels and more. Employing a range of processes, our products are produced on state-of-the-art manufacturing lines located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In addition to material, we manufacture and supply the majority of equipment items used in the finished part conversion process. Our materials are primarily known for extraordinary durability in industrial nameplate and label applications, inclusive of bar code and UID labels.
About AIM North America:
AIM North America is the industry trade association that represents the Automatic Identification and Mobility industry in the US, Canada and Mexico. AIM North America provides education, news and information, legislative affairs, and marketing resources to grow the businesses of the industry’s resellers, systems integrators, solutions providers, manufacturers, and distributors. AIM North America is a chapter of AIM, Inc., the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility for nearly 40 years.