Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK
IUID Data Extraction Support

What is IUID?

The United States Department of Defense (DoD), in an effort to maintain a stringent and more accountable system for identifying Defense property, created the IUID Registry. Suppliers encode a 2D Data Matrix symbol and apply it to any and all physical property belonging to the DoD, thus simplifying the overall tracking and inventory process.

With the introduction of the IUID labeling, the DoD sought to manage and more robustly safeguard its assets, as well as prevent unnecessary repurchase costs. The integration of this program has enabled the DoD to create a globally unique system for property maintenance.



How is IUID used?

Able to rapidly decode and parse the information from the IUID bar code, the Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK Parser Plugin lets developers easily gather relevant application data. Accessing details regarding manufacturer name, origin, serial number, and repair history, for instance, application software can then quickly import this information from the structured format the Parser Plugin provides (JSON, Key-Value), thereby allowing for more convenient access to needed data.

Invested in helping app developers and ultimately making their jobs less taxing, Cognex products are designed with efficiency, 100% accuracy, and flexibility in mind. The Parser Plugin for IUID gives access to the full data set of DoD property identification without having to spend hours extracting such information byte by byte.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK supports Data Matrix detection and IUID parsing, enabling developers to gather relevant workflow and application data into their barcode scanning apps.

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