NPMA Cover Story: The Most Common Misconceptions about IUID and RFID Compliance

This article was written by A2B Tracking's Property Management expert, Pat Jacklets. It was published in the February 2017 issue of the NPMA Property Professional magazine. To download the full article, click here. Many organizations owe a significant amount of their revenue to the relationships they maintain with the DoD, even when only a small [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog, Industry News|0 Comments

Benefits of Using Both Barcode and RFID Technology in your Asset Tracking Solution

Why would you ever want to use both RFID and barcode tags on the same asset? It might seem redundant to use two methods of tracking, but in certain operations there are distinct advantages to having both.   Barcode and RFID asset tracking systems each have their strengths. For inventory functions; such as, performing cycle [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Real-Time RFID Tracking in the Military

RFID has become a powerful new asset tracking technology that saves significant time and improves accuracy when maintaining assets. While RFID technology can provide real-time visibility to asset tracking, that is only true with certain RFID technologies. At A2B Tracking, we deal mostly with passive UHF RFID tags since they don’t require battery power and [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Real-Time RFID Tracking in the Military

DCMA’s role with IUID and RFID

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has a mandated compliance process for the acquisition and maintaining of equipment that: Has an acquisition cost that exceeds $5,000, or Is controlled inventory, or Is mission essential, or Is consumable, or Is serially controlled One part of the mandate is the use of Item Unique Identification, or IUID. [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on DCMA’s role with IUID and RFID

Keeping Track When It Matters Most – Providence Business News

  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO THIS ARTICLE IS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS The U.S. military manages 30 million critical assets every year, from tool cribs in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard to Humvees rolling through the mountains of Afghanistan. Keeping track of this material is nothing short of a logistical nightmare. "This [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on Keeping Track When It Matters Most – Providence Business News

How to Install an RFID Tracking System

The time needed to implement an RFID system greatly depends on the scope of the implementation. But assuming it’s a purely mobile-play solution where assets are tagged with RFID and mobile computers are used to inventory these tags, RFID technology can be implemented within a couple days. On the other end of that range, it [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How to Install an RFID Tracking System

The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

Most organizations, when first awarded a contract with the Department of Defense, are unprepared for the scope and depth of asset tracking and reporting that is required to be able to ship and invoice their items. This is also true for military contracts that require management of government property. Naively, these contractors assume they can [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

Surviving DCMA – Barcodes, RFID, and iRAPT

DCMA’s attention toward IUID on assets, RFID on shipments, and iRAPT (formerly known as WAWF) reporting throughout the Department of Defense community is increasing at a rapid rate. Recent legislation, policy changes and expanded iRAPT obligations have tightened DCMA regulations and added pressure to suppliers. In this recently recorded webinar we explain DCMA’s role, the inspection [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Surviving DCMA – Barcodes, RFID, and iRAPT

What Bezos Brings to the Table for the Defense Innovation Advisory Board

From among the nine other private sector innovators added by Secretary Carter to the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, brings to the table a valuable commercial perspective on the benefits of automated technologies that the Department of Defense could benefit greatly from. The culture at Amazon lives and breathes modern Auto [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What Bezos Brings to the Table for the Defense Innovation Advisory Board

4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

As a barcode and RFID systems designer and integrator for the military, we’re constantly uncovering processes where technology is being used to save expense or improve operations. Our vast 20 years of experience allows us to compare the benefits of RFID over barcode when applied to asset tracking in the most demanding of military environments [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking