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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Since 2005 year, Automated Identification Technology (AIT) is intensive researched at Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (DIEM), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad.
Under the new alliance, Fujitsu will provide Boeing with a globally-shared platform that includes automated identification technology devices, device readers, software applications and a system integration and deployment service.
Transportation Command was designated as the lead functional proponent for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and related Automated Identification Technology (AIT) implementation for the Department of Defense supply chain.

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