The idWorx! UID Module consists of a set of modules that can be configured to implement some or all of the DoD UID mandate functionality. Choose only the modules you need to implement the functionality you require.
idWorx! UID software modules:
Department of Defense UID Creator
This module allows the user to generate UIDs and print them on a variety of labels or direct part marking equipment. Choose between polyester labels, laser etch, or dot peen machines depending on your requirements. Powerful serial number generator wizards allow the user to generate construct 1 or 2, and automatically handles all unique serialization. Additionally, other data can be embedded within the datamatrix such as dates or batch numbers.
Department of Defense UID / Datamatrix Verification
This module allows the user to verify UID labels or direct part marks to make sure they conform to MIL-130 and ISO standards, and to produce verification reports that can be submitted to the DoD. Typically, verifications will be performed on a sampling basis as required by your contract. idWorx! interfaces with a variety of hardware verifiers, and seamlessly integrates the verification process into the UID workflow.
Department of Defense UID Shipments
This module allows the user to fulfill UID shipments to the DoD against an existing contract. Individual UIDs are associated with the corresponding CLIN (contract line item). As the operator adds line items to the shipment they are prompted to scan the UIDs expected for that line item. UIDs can be captured by scanning tote bag or package UID labels, or by scanning UID direct part marks. This module also supports building up sub-assemblies. Thus if the product genealogy indicates that a particular product has a child item, the operator may be prompted to scan for the child item. In the case where a child item is not accessible at shipment time, the unique parent/child UIDs must be associated earlier either at manufacture or assembly time. idWorx! allows UIDs to be assembled in this way so that at shipment time the operator only needs to scan the parent item, and all the child items are automatically captured and entered into the shipment. In addition, if items are received for repair and child items are "swapped out", the new child UID can be scanned and associated with the parent item thus preserving the integrity of the UID database.
This module also allows the user to print the MSL (Military Shipment Label) to MIL-129, and a variety of shipment reports.
Importing and Exporting UIDs through AIA
It is quite common for a DoD supplier to sell at least some merchandise that is not manufactured within the shipping facility. Examples of this could be suppliers that buy some of their products from a third party, or perhaps from a disjoint manufacturing facility that is not on the warehouse premises. In some instances, the product that is being sent to the shipment facility will contain complex UID hierarchies that include subassemblies. Not surprisingly, many of the subassemblies will be inaccessible at ship time. It may be that the embedded UIDs are sealed up within the parent product or the product is already shrink wrapped, but for whatever reason, the user needs to have explicit knowledge of the UID hierarchy without taking the product apart.
The Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) has released an industry guideline for UID data exchange. This AIA guideline describes, in detail, a data formatting schema for communicating UID hierarchies. idWorx! also supports this standard for both importing and exporting, effectively allowing intelligent communication of UIDs between entities such as prime and sub contractors. The import and export tools are easy to use and fully integrated with the latest version of idWorx!
Department of Defense WAWF Submission
This module allows the user to submit UIDs and UID shipment data to the wide area workflow automatically. Once a shipment is checked by an administrator for accuracy a simple press of a "send to WAWF" button submits the data to WAWF directly over the internet via secure FTP. This module is capable of submitting the following electronic documents: Invoice; Combo; Receiving report; Receiving report addendum (RFID data only). All shipment and contract data is automatically validated against all WAWF business rules before submission, making it virtually impossible to send an incorrectly formatted submission that would be rejected. Once a submission is accepted, an email is sent to the designated idWorx! administrator who changes the status of the shipment to "complete" thus closing the transaction.
Department of Defense UID Registry Submission
This module allows the user to send UIDs directly to the UID registry instead of via WAWF. This is needed if the shipment contains any embedded UIDs, or if embedded UIDs have been changed because of repair. Currently WAWF is unable to forward embedded UIDs to the UID registry. Similarly to the WAWF submission module, idWorx! validates every shipment that is being sent to the UID Registry. This guarantees that the shipment will not break any DoD business rules, and therefore will not be rejected. Again a simple press of a "send" button will transmit the electronic XML document to the UID registry. This module also utilizes the UID Registry API's, guaranteeing accurate visibility of UID state within the registry.
InfinID offers an array of product suites, one of which will be perfect for your needs.
idWorx! UID Standard Edition
The idWorx! UID Standard Edition is designed for the company that wants to start by getting up and running with the DoD mandates as simply as possibly and it the lowest cost. Utilize all of the workflows used for activities such as creating UIDs, verifying UIDs, and associating UIDs to shipments. UID Standard Edition provides standardized printing templates and printing devices, allowing for a much simpler setup process. Although submission of shipment and UID data is limited to a web browser interface, the idWorx! reporting tools allow for effective communication between departments on what data needs to be entered. No more fumbling with spreadsheets and paper hardcopies to find out which UIDs were sent out with which shipment. You can install UID Standard Edition on as many computers as needed, but only one person is allowed to be logged in at a time.
idWorx! UID Extended Edition
The idWorx! UID Extended Edition is ideal for the company that is just starting out with the mandates. UID Extended Edition provides all of the UID capabilities required by the DoD such as creating UIDs, verifying UIDs, adding UIDs to shipments, and submitting UIDs electronically to WAWF and the UID Registry. Print your UIDs using your choice of devices such as label, laser, or dot peen. UID Extended Edition is designed to be hardware agnostic, giving you the choice over what hardware you use to print, scan, and verify your UIDs. You can install UID Extended Edition on as many computers as needed, but only one person is allowed to be logged in at a time. UID Extended Edition is a great choice for beginners in the DoD mandates arena.
idWorx! UID Enterprise Edition
idWorx! UID Enterprise Edition provides the most flexible package to high-end customers. It provides all of the flexibility that the Extended Edition does, such as creating UIDs, verifying them, associating them to shipments, and submitting electronically to WAWF and the UID Registry. In addition to this, UID Enterprise Edition also lets you decide how many concurrent users you need. This is especially critical for high volume manufacturers that need to have multiple departments working with idWorx! at the same time. You can start out with the 5-pack and as the business demand grows, you can increase idWorx! capabilites along the way. Adding additional users is easy through our web-based licensing system.
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