The Role of RFID High Memory Tags in Asset Management and Tracking
ATA Spec 2000, the standard that details the asset tracking and management of products, parts and property owned by the aerospace industry, requires contractors and manufacturers to record RFID birth record information and other valuable item information on RFID high memory tags that may be tracked throughout the course of an item’s life span. RFID tags are preferred in order to store more information including the item’s Spec 2000 Unique Serial Number, manufacturing date and manufacturer CAGE code among other information.
In order to produce a mobile data record for an item that is compliant with aerospace industry standards, contractors and manufacturers need RFID tags, such as MAINtag RFID tags, and an approved RFID reader that may record, as well as verify data. Creating RFID birth records require specific RFID software systems, such as TegoView and FLYtag Manager RFID software. These three components (RFID tags, scanners and software solutions) enable the aerospace industry to better track and optimize parts while reducing the costs needed to meet compliance in addition to minimizing data entry errors and simplifying reporting.
RFID high memory tags allow contractors and manufacturers to more affordably meet ATA Spec 2000 compliance while also collecting and monitoring assets’ data in order to maintain a master record of full-circle traceability. RFID tags are also beneficial for other applications including RFID shipping labels as per Department of Defense standards and useful IUID information, such as product descriptions and physical characteristics.