Miami, Florida – EAM Worldwide, in collaboration with EAM RFID Solutions, is responsible for outfitting the first Airbus aircraft with RFID dual-memory enabled lifevests. The A320 easyJet-owned aircraft is the first plane to have dual-memory tags utilized on board.
In 2012, Airbus announced the requirement for all vest suppliers to comply with the dual-memory tag criteria outlined by the ATA Spec 2000 committee, the governing board of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) for aviation. EAM Worldwide is one of the first to fulfill this requirement and will be listed as a featured vest supplier for Airbus clients.
“With the in-house know-how of our RFID division and our proprietary tag integration technique, we are able to efficiently meet the Airbus ATA dual-memory requirement with our vest products”, states Eloy Leal, Director of EAM Operations and Engineering.
EAM Worldwide dual-memory vests now allow EAM to write the birth record (part number, serial number, date of manufacture, etc.) of each vest during the manufacturing process while creating a rewritable section, known as the lifecycle record, for end-users like easyJet. EasyJet will now have the ability to write internal data requirements into the vest tags and utilize the tags for tracking purposes like recording overhaul dates. The dual-memory tags now give easyJet the ability to detect data corruption between information that was written to the tag versus what is read by the software.
The push to convert to dual-memory tags was prompted by the deficiencies in the current vest tags, known as single-record tags. Single-record tags contain the birth record of the vest, like dual-memory tags, but are insufficient because the end-user has limited ability when attempting to modify or add additional data once it is set by the OEM.
ABOUT EAM WORLDWIDE
Celebrating over 60 successful years in business, EAM Worldwide delivers high-quality safety equipment and technology to help ensure the survival and well-being of each passenger and crew member. Providing exceptional client service to the aviation and marine industries, EAM also helps support the financial and operational sustainability of each client. With its RFID technology and innovation in its customizable life vests, rafts, slides and kits, EAM continually delivers on its promise. EAM Worldwide is headquartered in Miami, Florida with a global sales office in Dubai, U.A.E.
ABOUT EAM RFID SOLUTIONS
EAM RFID Solutions has revolutionized the safety and survival equipment industry by incorporating asset tracking and the inventory control benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. This new application is incorporated into a variety of EAM products namely life vests. In addition, EAM RFID Solutions works directly with its clients to implement the system into any traceable asset. Whether for inventory management control, anti-theft measures or confirmation of necessary routine maintenance and inspection, EAM RFID Solutions works to help clients optimize their internal operations and efficiencies.