Tyco Electronics is pleased to announce the launch of an integrated system to address the Unique Identification Program (UID) recently instituted by the Department of Defense (DOD). The program applies to all solicitations, contracts or delivery orders for tangible items delivered to the Government that have a unit acquisition cost of over $5,000, are serially managed, mission essential, are controlled inventory or are a consumable item or material where permanent identification is necessary.
Tyco Electronics includes the five elements necessary for a thorough UID specific implementation. The elements include: design, printability, validation, verification (grading) and readability.
Tyco Electronics now has the PrintEasy label design software capable of designing and creating a valid UID specific 2-D data matrix mark on labels
Tyco Electronics UID program is the T Series thermal transfer printer. With the appropriate T Series printer, users can print the 2-D Data Matrix codes created with PrintEasy labeling software on a plethora of materials and Tyco Electronics identification products.
Once printed, users apply the label or wire marker to the package, component, equipment or a wire bundle.
The UID system is complemented by a world-class range of validation imagers and verifiers (including software and precision mounted hardware) for validating, error-proofing and grading of the 2-D Data Matrix codes generated specifically for UID applications. The Verifiers also generate comprehensive electronic report cards comprising the various elements and parameters of a 2-D Data Matrix to further optimize the printing and application process. Tyco Electronics also offers basic readers for general in-process reading/scanning of 2-D Data Matrix codes.