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Definition[]

Automatic identification technology is a

suite of technologies enabling the automatic capture of data, thereby enhancing the ability to identify, track, document, and control assets (e.g., materiel), deploying and redeploying forces, equipment, personnel, and sustainment cargo.[1]
family of methods employed to automatically identify and collect data regarding a specific item and entering that data into a management information system.[2]

Overview[]

These technologies "include; unique identification (UID), radio frequency identification (RFID), biometrics, magnetic stripes, optical character recognition (OCR), smart cards, and voice recognition."[3]

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