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OATSystems has developed a new version of its RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tracking Solution. The update complies with the Air Transport Association's Spec 2000 standard. OAT said its first set of customers will be tagging and tracking component parts subject to ATA Spec 2000 at the point of manufacture. OATSystems will provide the capability to generate a unique birth record for each part and capture part-manufacturing details and ongoing maintenance history on a high-memory RFID tag, which will be attached to the part throughout its useful life. Established by 12 international industry associations representing airlines, manufacturers, suppliers and repair agencies, ATA Spec 2000 enables information exchange between parties involved in the manufacture, repair and operation of commercial and military aircraft. By embedding information directly on an RFID tag that is attached to the part, its history is always readily available at any point in the part's service life. The capability is especially important for maintenance and repair organizations, which might not have internet access in the field, OAT said.
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