Brady's RFID Tags & Printing/Encoding System Have Been Approved for Use by Boeing

Lightweight, durable tags are used to wirelessly identify flyable aircraft parts and track component history

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (October 19, 2016) - Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced that its aerospace RFID (radio frequency identification) tags have been approved for use in Boeing’s commercial airplane programs. These tags include both Brady's on-metal and off-metal tags that are used to wirelessly identify flyable parts throughout an aircraft and track information about component history.

“Brady is proud to have developed and commercialized the only roll-stock, RFID printing and encoding system for on-metal part applications for the aerospace industry. Incorporating RFID into part marking is the first step to knitting together the complex global supply and repair chain between air framers, part manufacturers, maintenance/repair facilities and airlines,” says Wesley Columbia, Global Strategy and Marketing Manager of SmartID for Brady. “Our materials and RFID RD teams have done an outstanding job creating a world-class solution for one of the most discerning industries.”

The tags leverage Brady’s high-performance materials designed to resist exposure to extreme environmental conditions for aerospace applications. Tags include Brady’s Alloy Tag, for on-metal applications, and Air Tag, for non-metallic surfaces such as life vests, safety equipment and other in-cabin moveable assets.

Brady’s RFID tags, used with Brady’s SmartID solution, offer a comprehensive printing and encoding system that is easily integrated to extract part information from existing databases. Benefits include:

• Meet Boeing D6-84731 type 1 and type 2 RFID tag types as well as BAC5307

• ATA-Spec 2000 compliance

• Quickly and accurately print and encode high volumes of RFID tags

• Eliminate human error by integrating into existing databases

• Track and manage maintenance history

The RFID part tags have been included in Boeing's BAC5307 part marking specification, and meet Boeing specification D6-84731, SAE Specification, AS5678 and Air Transport association (ATA) Spec 2000 chapter 9-5 requirements.

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About Brady Corporation:

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2016, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2016 sales were approximately $1.12 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

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Media Contact:

Casey Schaak,

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Product Contact:

Wesley Columbia,

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