Introduction The latest version of MIL-STD-130, Version N, was released on December 17th, 2007. Since many contractors, and their subcontractors, have to mark many of the items they make to meet this standard, we thought it would be useful to produce a brief summary of the changes. This document is particularly concerned with how the […]

Welcome to Labeling News

Welcome to Labeling News, the on-line news magazine from Winco Identification. The idea behind the site is to be a resource for our customers and friends to help keep them up to date with what is going on in the fast changing world of identifying and tracking items and people. Along with articles and commentaries […]

MIL-STD-129P Change 4

It has been four years since there was a change to MIL-STD-129 so we were due for something new. For quite a while, we were expecting to see a convergence of MIL-STD-129 (labeling of packaging) and MIL-STD-130 (labeling of items) and it seems to be finally happening. One of the changes in the standard is […]

Bar Codes for Unit Level Tracking & Traceability

Bar code identification on unit level items is becoming increasingly more important as tracking and traceability of items in the market place is no longer a choice but a requirement for many industries. Each industry has unique challenges when it comes to product identification, compliance labeling, warranty tracking, inventory management, and lot traceability for recalls […]

You Have to Comply – Let’s Simplify

Government and retail suppliers have adopted RFID and other Unique Identification (UID) Labeling standards to help manage the supply chain process. This movement has affected many businesses around the globe. Except for a very few, it’s no longer a matter of IF you will need to comply, it’s when. The recent trend shows the largest […]

MIL-STD-130N Released

The latest version of the standard (version N) has just been released by DoD. You can download a copy here. We will be providing some details on the changes and how labeling of parts destined for DoD will change in the very near future.

WaveMark Systems for UMass Memorial

RFID companies have been searching for sensible healthcare applications for some time. Now, a Boxborough, MA Company, WaveMark, has developed an application that seems to have real world benefits. WaveMark makes an RFID based inventory system, designed to keep track of medical devices  such as cardiac stents, balloons and pacemakers. In order to improve the tracking […]

Datamax H-Class Review

Datamax Corporation H-Class Thermal Printer Datamax printers have been around for a long time and are well established in the marketplace. The Datamax product range starts with the low end plastic E-Class and (until now) ends with the robust I-Class. While the I-Class is a decent printer, it isn’t perceived as being as good as […]

Demystify DoD Labeling Seminar

We have been hosting our Winco ID DoD Labeling Seminars for a couple of years now and they have proven to be really popular with defense contractors needing to learn about compliance with MIL-STD-129 and 130. Unlike the UID Forum, which is focused at helping DoD employees with the labeling and management of items, the WincoID […]