Dept. of Defense (DoD) and Item Unique Identification (IUID)

The U.S. Department of Defense has established the IUID program as a method to identify its tangible assets.

DoD suppliers are required to encode the IUID data into a Data Matrix symbol and directly apply it to specific tangible items to help facilitate item tracking in DoD business systems. The data is also used for management, financial, accountability, and asset management purposes. From tracking ammunition, to mechanical parts and large items, Microscan is at the forefront of developing products to meet the DoD requirements.

Common readers applied include UID DPM and LDP verifiersQX Hawk imager, and Mobile Hawk handheld imager.

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Data Matrix Verification FAQ

The purpose of Data Matrix symbol verification is to ensure reliable and consistent symbol quality through the supply chain. This document addresses Frequently Asked Questions about Data Matrix verification.

Factors That Determine Symbol Readability

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Selecting Marking Methods for DPM Applications

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UID Format Verification

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Review of Direct Part Marking Methods

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Application of Data Matrix Verification Standards

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