Asset Management and Retro-reflectivity Requirement Compliance

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Street Signs Retroreflectivity Tracking

On December 21, 2007, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a final rule explaining the Federal Highway Administrations (FHWA) requirements for maintaining traffic sign retroreflectivity. According to these requirements, which can be found in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), all municipalities must maintain a minimum level of retroreflectivity for all traffic signs and pavement markings which are open to public travel.

Keg Tracking: You’ve Got to Track ‘Em Before You Tap ‘Em

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Tracking Beers Kegs With Asset Tags

With all the beer commercials that regularly glut your television or computer screen, you might suspect that as the beer-keg rolls, so turns the world. That isn’t necessarily the case, of course. Beer sales from major breweries throughout North America remain highly profitable, although there has been little overall growth in consumption. However, what is a remarkable phenomenon over the past decade has been the continued rise of microbrews across America. As things stand, craft beer sales continue to increase by double digits each year.

Aluminum Tags

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Anodized Aluminum Tag - Five Point Promise

Popular throughout the second half of the twentieth century for both machine tools and architecture, anodized metal can also be used to transpose photographs onto its surface. For over 50 years, the technique has been one of the principal methods by which labels and barcodes are exported onto metal surfaces. Unlike laser engraving, which many mistakenly believe to be a more indelible technique, photo anodizing never breaks up the metal’s outward layer; instead, photo negatives are printed on polyester film and then exposed onto the photo-sensitive metal.

Metalcraft Helps Business Keep Track of Their Mobile Assets

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Mobile Asset Tracking Camera Equipment

Little did Tyler Beckman realize that when he founded LensRentals.com, his own camera rental website, that within six years his family-run business would become the most popular photographic equipment rental company in the United States. In a critical economic time when many businesses have been forced to consolidate, Beckman’s own business has grown exponentially, to the point where LensRentals.com now stocks over 8,000 copies of 700-odd photo-related items, with material ranging in value from anywhere between $250 to $25,000. 

Tabbed Nameplate - The Asset Tag that Saves Time & Money

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Tabbed Nameplate Asset Tag

Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. Earlier this year we introduced our tabbed nameplates for our Metal Barcode Nameplates and have since added the tabbed option to our "AUTOGRAPHS" Nameplates as well. The premise was very simple - to make it easier for our customers to remove the liner from the nameplate without touching the adhesive.

Benchtop Fiber Laser - Creating Compliant UID Labels & Tags

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Benchtop Fiber Laser for UID Tags

One of the key points in the UID mandate is the UII must last the lifetime of the item. This is true regardless of whether you are complying with a pre-printed UID label or are creating the UID labels onsite. Laser engraved UID nameplates are one way users can create their own UID nameplates onsite when quicker turnaround times are needed, but yet you don't want to sacrifice too much durability over pre-printed tags.

QR Codes in Asset Tracking Applications

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QR Codes in Asset Tracking

A confused crossword puzzle. A psychedelic postage stamp. A barcode on drugs. These images are used to describe QR (quick response) codes in a recent article I read on the increased usage of QR codes for marketing purposes. As a marketer I would agree they are a great tool to have in your arsenal and we have been integrating them into our materials to give more exposure to some of our other online materials - i.e. YouTube videos and customer case studies.

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