Utility Implements Durable Bar Code Asset Tags to Improve Asset Management

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Gas, Power & Utility Companies are adopting durable bar code asset tags to track assets such as gas meters for as long as 30 years.

We expect efficiency and data accuracy to increase dramatically.

Utilities are replacing manual data collection with durable bar code asset tags, according to a new whitepaper from Cleveland based Camcode.

The whitepaper looks at one major gas company's experience implementing bar code asset tracking of meters on as many as 30,000 meters per year. The document discusses the improvements in efficiency and accuracy gained in their asset management system by using Camcode Durable Metalphoto® bar code asset tags.

Previous methods of asset tracking and monitoring equipment required a technician to manually key in a six-digit serial number each time new meters were taken into inventory, shipped out and installed, removed from service, or received and tested for accuracy. This extra step was prone to errors and slows down the process.

The subject gas company is looking forward to speedier deployment and installation of meters and improvements in tracking those assets. According to a company spokesman, "We expect efficiency and data accuracy to increase dramatically."

The durable asset tags whitepaper is available by completing the request form at: http://www.camcod.com/camcodemail/GIS_form.asp

Metalphoto® asset tags withstand abrasion, intense weather conditions, outdoor exposure, chemicals and solvents and remain readable for up to 30 years even under the harshest conditions. Barcoding virtually eliminates errors caused by manual data collection, ensuring accurate information and providing the efficiency to track assets system-wide more quickly and easily for greater productivity and reduced labor costs.

About Camcode: Camcod.com sells durable asset tags & barcode security labels at http://www.camcod.com/asset/fixed.asp. Serving corporations, universities, associations, governmental, financial and health care institutions with fixed asset tags, bar code labels, warehouse labels, UID tags, Metalphoto® durable asset tags, and PropertyID tags. Clients include the Social Security Administration, Weyerhauser Albany Paper, American Cancer Society, Yahoo Corporation.

Contact: - Joe Bruneman
Camcode Division of Horizons Inc.
18531 South Miles Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
Toll Free: 800-627-3917
Fax: 216-475-6507


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