Industrial Automation



UDI Has Not Reached UID Proportions, But It Is Coming

The aim of the UDI program, (the proposed rules for which were published this July by the FDA), is to provide a permanent unique ID for each device. This ID could be used as an index into a database that will contain critical data for each device - no matter where the device has been or how it has otherwise been altered. 

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Microscan Wraps Up 2012 with a World Tour

It's the start of a new year and Microscan is hitting the ground running! This past season provided us with plenty of momentum to propel us into 2013, including our 2012 "Grand Finale": a trip around the globe to host at four international tradeshows, exhibiting our latest auto ID (barcode) and machine vision products from Chicago to Shanghai.

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30 Years of Microscan: My Story at Our Company

This year, Microscan celebrated its 30th year anniversary, recognizing the diverse legacy we have built through innovation, partnership, and acquisition since our beginnings in 1982. I would like to commemorate this year with my personal history from my years at this company. My story begins 6 years after Microscan was founded by Mike Mertel, who had just invented a new kind of barcode scanner while working with laser diodes in his basement. This is the Microscan I remember, from its earliest days.

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