MAINtag and Zebra Technologies Launch New FLYplug® Enterprise RFID Printing Solution For Aircraft Parts ID

April 8, 2014 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) - FLYplug®, a new label-based format for aerospace RFID parts identification, has been launched by MAINtag in partnership with Zebra Technologies.

FLYplug is easy to use, cost-efficient and practical for aircraft (A/C) manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and MRO sectors that want to upgrade from older barcode identification labels or name plates to a  state-of-the-art, data-robust RFID tagging system.

The FLYplug RFID printing solution includes software license, Zebra Technologies RFID printers (RZ400, RZ600 and R110Xi4 series as well as the new ZT410R and ZT430R) and MAINtag's on-metal ruggedized flexible FLYchip®-embedded RFID tags. This new system sets a standard that outperforms existing on-metal identification.

Based on MAINtag's patented on-metal RFID label (firm-plate) technology, FLYplug is a global integrated printing/encoding enterprise package solution based on ATA Spec 2000. It is the logical stand-alone and networkable solution for fast, fully automated and cost-efficient printing/marking and encoding of RFID-integrated labels.

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FLYplug® Features include:

-       An integration service package (can be used stand-alone or networked)

-       FLYplug's enterprise software ATA Spec 2000 distribution package license

-       Commissioning and training

-       Oracle and SAP certified

-       Service-based on intuitive "wizards" to allow easy design of custom forms with data entry and/or web-based templates

-       Readability from most databases (ODBC, OLE DB and non-Windows such as AS/400, SAP, LINUX, Oracle ...), spreadsheets or texts.

-       "Print/Encode jobs" can be launched directly form the platform, TCP/IP sockets, emails, files or other trigger event.

The FLYplug® package solution is what OEMs are expecting in order to facilitate a smooth upgrade from barcode labeling to ATA Spec 2000 RFID parts marking without the need to invest in a costly IT project.

MAINtag continues to drive innovation within an emerging technology by standardizing software and liberating resources. MAINtag has established a leadership position in the aerospace parts marking industry with more than 60 tier-one suppliers that now rely on its FLYtag® solutions, software, tags, readers and service.

About MAINtag, Inc. 

MAINtag, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia services the North and South American aerospace markets. MAINtag group, founded in 2004 for maintenance tagging, is now the world leader in flyable RFID tags onboard aircraft, providing solutions to more than 60 European and U.S. OEMs for the A350XWB. Through its FLYtag® brand, MAINtag maintains its commitment to stay at the leading edge of R&D. MAINtag provides the aerospace and defense industries with reliable and secure products and services that support identification and traceability of flyable parts, ground service equipment and tooling in order to improve logistics, asset tracking and maintenance processes. MAINtag is AS9100 certified, visit www.maintag.com 

About Zebra Technologies

A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit www.zebra.com

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