Zebra Technologies Corporation, a Vernon Hills, Ill., company that provides on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, announced today that the company has begun shipments to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide RFID printer/encoders for the USAF Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS) operating at more than 214 locations worldwide.
The planned RFID initiative is expected to improve overall efficiency and productivity of the USAF’s and Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain and other logistical operations.
Zebra Technologies Will Provide RFID-Enabled Printers to Support the U.S. Air Force’s Cargo Movement Operation System’s Logistics Management
VERNON HILLS, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Zebra Technologies Corporation , a global leader in on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, announced today that the company has begun shipments to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide RFID printer/encoders for the USAF Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS) operating at more than 214 locations world-wide. The planned RFID initiative is expected to improve overall efficiency and productivity of the USAF’s and Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain and other logistical operations.
CMOS is a DoD support system designed to automate and streamline logistical processes and cargo movement through the strategic application of Automatic Identification Technology (AIT). The AIT Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is responsible for the implementation plan to promote the use of RFID automatic identification technology in the USAF.
Mark Reboulet, PMO USAF AIT Program Office, notes: “The addition of RFID capability to the CMOS system will further enable the already robust system to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of our supply chain, logistics, materials management, and other logistical operations in the U.S and anywhere in the world where military personnel may be deployed.”
Greg O’Connell, Government Sales Manager for Zebra Technologies, adds: “Zebra is pleased and honored to have this opportunity to continue to support the USAF AIT office in the transition from traditional bar coded labels to EPCglobal Gen 2-compliant RFID technology for the CMOS program. Our Zebra R110Xi Series of high performance RFID printer/encoders continues to be the choice of agencies where the need for highly reliable, high duty cycle devices is required for organizations running mission-critical applications, such as CMOS.”
Zebra products are already used by numerous automatic identification systems used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and other DoD branches. In addition, Zebra has products and services to help defense agencies and contractors comply with the DoD Universal Identification (UID) permanent bar code marking requirements.
For more information on Zebra’s on-demand RFID printing/encoding solutions, visit http://www.rfid.zebra.com or call +1 800 423 0442.
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Zebra Technologies Corporation helps companies identify, locate and track assets, transactions and people with on-demand specialty digital printing and automatic identification solutions. In more than 100 countries around the world, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs, and deliver better customer service. Information about Zebra and Zebra-brand products can be found at http://www.zebra.com.