When Military Insignia Meets RFID Technology

Throughout military history, insignia has been used to identify the wearer’s status and honors. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Institute of Heraldry, housed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, is charged with keeping track of some 15,000 items of insignia – medals, badges, ribbons, and flags that identify the bearer. For years the Institute had a manual tracking system in place that was cumbersome, inefficient, and error-prone. In a remarkably self-referential solution, the Institute moved to an RFID system to ID their identifying insignia. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1lGTnwP.

 

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