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					?Unique identification (UID) labels allow the Department of Defense (DoD) to tell
one object apart from another and to track objects throughout the organization.

This includes anything that will be submitted to the DoD for UID label compliance.

While there is not a specification for UID label materials, labels or decals must meet
the performance requirements of MIL STD 130. MIL STD 130 is a standard for linear
bar codes and data matrix labels. A recent update to MIL STD 130 runs through the
essentials of marking military property.

For example, one mandate states the UID labels need to be read by either machines or
humans. Another point out a few essential pieces of information must be listed on the
UID label.

The recommended minimum size for text of UID labels to be readable by humans
must be no less than 0.2 centimeters/0.08 inches and 5.76 points. UID letters should
have a regular, often geometrical shape and a simple, modern font style or a sans-serif
font.

There is a wide range of materials to choose from to manufacture the UID labels, such
as stainless steel, polyester, aluminum or laser marked adhesive backed tape. And
when viable, the marking must be positioned where it will be able to be seen and
noticeable during usual, standard procedures.

The marking can be made by any means that is permanent of the life of the item, will
not adversely affect the item and which will not be damaged during normal use or
cleaning.

UID labels will make item tracking in DoD business systems easy and will provide
reliable and accurate data for management, financial and accountability purposes,
according to the DoD.

Still, the subject of UID labels is complicated and additional information is available
from the experts at ID-Integration, ().

ID-integration provides complete solutions for UID Labels and UID related needs and
can assist with complete UID policy in accordance with DFARS 252.211-7003.

				
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