automated identification technology


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automated identification technology

A suite of tools for facilitating total asset visibility (TAV) source data capture and transfer. Automated identification technology (AIT) includes a variety of devices, such as bar codes, magnetic strips, optical memory cards, and radio frequency tags for marking or "tagging" individual items, multi-packs, equipment, air pallets, or containers, along with the hardware and software required to create the devices, read the information on them, and integrate that information with other logistic information. AIT integration with logistic information systems is key to the Department of Defense's TAV efforts. Also called AIT. See also total asset visibility.
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The Boeing Transformation Service will enable customers to better manage aircraft components, equipment, and materials by retrofitting them with automated identification technology devices, allowing automated data management and highly visible supply chain related maintenance processes.
In addition, it wanted to leverage a solution that would work with any kind of automated identification technology including Passive RFID, NFC, WIFI and GPS.
Researchers believe that automated identification technology could make significant improvements at airports around the world by making equipment and processes more visible.
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The Boeing Transformation Service will enable customers to better manage aircraft components, equipment and materials by retrofitting them with automated identification technology devices, allowing automated data management and highly visible supply chain related maintenance processes.
One of the key enablers for this AIS was the ability to interface with Automated Identification Technology (AIT) to provide error-free documentation of our aircraft and components across the fleet.
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