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Asset Tracking from Missiles to Laptops

ASSET TRACKING FROM MISSILES TO LAPTOPS * * * * * * * * * * HOW LOST ASSETS CAN AFFECT YOU ? 45% If you count and track items manually, and you currently lack an auto ID-enabled (barcode or RFID) On average, this number is typically 45% of your total asset count. This means that your current methods of record keeping process or system to manage these assets, then we already know that you have a certain number of records that are incomplete, inaccurate, or missing. are not accurate and are not keeping up with the pace of your operations. Of the missing and unaccounted assets, it's possible that as many as 65% of those assets that are not in your records but physically exist, are out-of-date, or not in use. 65% 2D BAR CODE RFID Whether it's military assets, information technology, critical energy, or transportation equipment, customers know they can depend on A2B for practical solutions that harness powerful barcode and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Resulting in ensured data accuracy and total asset “visibility." Benefits of Adding Barcode or RFID Technology to Asset Tracking and Lifecycle Management %2$ Achieving Complete Inventory Control with Much Greater Frequency. Supporting Mission Readiness with Costs Saving by Avoiding New Procurements. Audit-readiness with Significantly Improved Data Accuracy. Improved Asset Count. * * * * LOST ASSETS WITHIN THE MILITARY Since 2010, 309 forward operating An internal Pentagon bases have closed and audit revealed that the U.S. Army in Afghanistan hasn't been able to account for only 23% of the equipment has been recovered. military equipment, including vehicles, advanced weapons systems, and encryption technology. 23% * 15,600 133,557 SE $419.5 M $234.4M Specifically, the 401st Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) did not report in 15,600 pieces of missing equipment valued at approximately $419.5 million in 2013. Between 2006 and 2010, the Pentagon lost a total of 133,557 pieces of equipment valued at $238.4 million. (Bloomberg) The Army lost $586.8 million in equipment over 12 months ending in May 2013, which spurred the Army to form a task force to account for its equipment as it leaves Afghanistan. The U.S. and Afghan governments haven't been able to account for more than 747,000 AK-47 rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and other ons for Afghan forces since 2004, worth about $626 million. we POLICE 184 state and local police departments have been suspended from the Pentagon's "1033 program" for missing weapons or failure to comply with other guidelines. A pattern has been uncovered of missing M14 and M16 assault rifles across the country, as well as instances of missing .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and 2 cases of missing Humvee vehicles. A GAO report found that the department of defense's inventory system wasn't up to par, resulting in the U.S. Army losing track of In 2003, The Department of Defense couldn't account for more than a TRILLION DOLLARS in financial transactions including dozens of tanks, missiles, and planes. 56 ARPLANES, 32 TANKS, and 36 JAVELIN MISSILE command launch-units. SOLUTIONS FOR MILITARY ASSET TRACKING IUID solutions have been used to accurately identify, mark, and track military assets and equipment located around the world. A2B lets you accurately manage the equipment and material you're responsible for by ensuring that the asset data you have in your registry is correct, and the labels that mark each asset maintain their integrity throughout the life of the item. (17V)1U2R7P (s)MH8031271520MXT Identify, mark, and track your legacy equipment with reliable precision. Create a real time, mobile infrastructure to support Capture, store, and access Meet Clean Audit and Establish data FIAR compliance goals by leveraging our IUID expertise. redundancy so your short and long-term asset management. equipment and asset data. assets are never lost. We have the proven systems and capacity for identifying each asset in your custody according to its unique data profile--whether you have a few hundred, or a few million. We mark and We help you register every item so you track it around the globe. And we do it in a way that meets your time and budget requirements. have a full accounting of its identifying traits and location A2B Has Produced More IUID Labels and Marked More Assets than Any Other Department of Defense Contractor 3,100,000 1,750,000 1-45 230 230 Marking Locations Globally 3.1 Million UlD 1.75 Million 1-45 Data Points Labels Created Assets Marked Captured Per Item ISO You can even Mobilize your tracking strategy. The A2B Android and iPhone Apps uses proprietary web-based data management software to scan and validate 2D Data Matrix IUID barcodes using your mobile device camera, and to verify correct syntax to MIL STD 130 and ISO standards. (17V)1U2R7P OF PERARMENT STATES OF * * * * * * * * * * * * * LOST ASSETS WITHIN THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY Four teachers at a Texas school were accused of stealing more than $16,000 worth of school property, including mp3 players, DVD player's and cameras. Officials estimated that another $6,009 worth of school property might be missing. a growing problem in asset tracking for schools. As schools acquire computers, laptops, personal computing devices, smartphones, and other devices, they find themselves responsible for high value fixed assets - and a correspondingly high risk of theft. 1,8 00 400 10,307 394 78 The Department of Education has lost track of 1,800 computers-and didn't even bother to open up 400 laptops or tablets-that are supposed to be in use at just 10 city schools, according to an audit released by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. At one Bronx elementary school, the DOE's "Asset Management System" listed more than 10,307 computers or tablets-but only 10 of those computers or tablets were actually in the building. In some cases, the computers were in the school buildings they were destined for-but still did At The Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, 78 laptops and iPads were not make it into the hands untouched-some of of children. 394 devices at them purchased in the 10 schools were 2011. unused and unopened, sometimes sitting in school closets. Schools face a real Over the last decade, state and federal governments have focused on placing computers and current technologies in school. In fact, federal agencies spend more than $300 trillion on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) investments every year. challenge in tracking equipment: knowing who is using it, making sure only authorized users take 1+2 possession, and knowing where the equipment is at any given point in time. Unfortunately, too many schools use rudimentary spreadsheets that are not updated regularly-maybe once or twice a school year. As a result of poor (or non-existent) asset management procedures, it can be a significant challenge for schools to identify when items are broken, lost, replaced, or stolen. Continuing to use an outdated method for tracking asset information, places schools at significant risk of losing much needed financing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SOLUTIONS FOR EDUCATION ASSET TRACKING With A2B Tracking you can now easily track and maintain critical assets such as 34500 computer systems, furniture, art, utilities, testing equipment, audio-visual gear, and other high-value items. Ensure accountability of assets between faculty, administrative staff, students, research personnel, and facilities managers. Accurately monitor and record movement of items from room to room, building to building and campus to campus. A2B Tracking provides the asset management systems, software, mobile solutions, and services to help educational and research facilities meet the challenges. These include: IUID Labels Barcode and RFID-based Asset RFID Asset Mobile Systems Integration with ERP Tags Tags & Plates Tracking Technology Tracking Systems Sources: http://rt.com/usa/202707-afghanistan-us-military-equipment/ http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/americas/2014/11/26/us-army-struggles-with-war-zone-inventory/19525749/ http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/report_summary.cfm?id%36029 http://www.waspbarcode.com/buzz/protecting-educational-assets/ http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Military-waste-under-fire-1-trillion-missing-2616120.php http://observer.com/2014/12/stringer-audit-city-schools-lost-track-of-technology/ http://www.a2btracking.com/wp-content/uploads/A2B0013_ArmyBrochure.pdf A2BTRACKING www.a2btracking.com • (800) 733-7592 • sales@a2btracking.com DEFENS UNITED

Asset Tracking from Missiles to Laptops

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Companies with a large amount of assets have a tricky task: keeping track of their stuff! When assets aren't tracked properly, companies can lose millions of dollars in assets. Auto ID systems, such a...

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