Glossary
  • AI Application Identifier
  • AIT Automatic Identification Technology
  • AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group
  • AIM Automatic Identification Manufacturers
  • AIM-DPM Quality Guideline AIM standard relating to Direct Part Marking of Data Matrix codes
  • ANSI American National Standards Institute
  • AS9132 Aerospace Direct Part Mark Quality Standard
  • ATA Aircraft Transportation Association
  • CAGE Commercial And Government Entity (CAG) (see also NCAGE)
  • CCD Charged Couple Device
  • CEA Consumer Electronics Association
  • DI Data Identifiers
  • DUNS Data Universal Numbering System (Dun & Bradstreet)
  • DFAS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
  • DLIS Defense Logistics Information Service
  • DMT Dot Matrix Tracking
  • DPM Direct Part Marking
  • DPMI Direct Part Marking Identification
  • ECC Error Correction Codes or Error Check and Correction. There are several ECC levels for the Data Matrix code however ECC 200 is the preferred level.
  • EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
  • EID Enterprise Identifier, such as CAGE, DUNS or EAN.UCC
  • ESN Electronic Serial Number
  • GIAI Global Individual Asset Identifier
  • GRAI Global Returnable Asset Identifier
  • GS1 Global Standards organisation
  • HRI Human Readable Identification
  • IAC Issuing Agency Code
  • IAQG International Aerospace Quality Group
  • ISO International Organisation for Standardization
  • IUID Item Unique Identification (previously known as UID)
  • LASER Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation. Main types of marking laser are Fibre Laser and Nd:YAG
  • LOT Lot Number (LOTNO)
  • MFR Manufacturer Code
  • MRI Machine-Readable Information
  • NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASA-STD-6002 Technical Standards Program Office
  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCAGE Nato Commercial And Government Entity
  • Nd:YAG Laser using a Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet crystal as the laser source.
  • PIPC (Government) Property In Possession of Contractors
  • PNR Current Part Number TEI (PNR, PN, P/N, PIN)
  • PNO Original Part Number TEI
  • SEQ Part Serial Number TEI for Construct 2 UIIs
  • SER Part Serial Number TEI for Construct 1 UIIs (SN, S/N, SERNO)
  • SPL Supplier Code (SPLR)
  • SEMI Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
  • SPEC 2000 Chap9 Bar code standards for traceability of aircraft parts and shipments
  • TEI Text Element Identifier. Examples are MFR, SER, PNO etc.
  • UCN Unique Component identification Number
  • UID Unique IDentification (now known as IUID see above)
  • UII Unique Item Identifier
  • VIN Vehicle Identification Number
  • WAWF Wide Area Work Flow
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