Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is an Ohio incorporated company founded in 1985. The company objectives were to support Ohio's growing need for bar code related equipment and services and to assist clients in obtaining maximum benefits and value from this important information technology. The ensuing years expanded these objectives to include specialized systems integration and software applications development around the world.

Mike Nolan, a principal of the company, has thirty years experience in the bar code industry. He has been instrumental in the development of bar code printing technologies and also, in the refinement of bar code symbologies. His experience in this area and unique knowledge of bar code implementation techniques has led to many successful projects with some of the nation's largest and most progressive companies.

One of these projects lead to the development of SCANALYST. Beginning in 1991 as part of a project for a multinational, consumer products manufacturer SCANALYST was intended to upgrade the quality of their bar code systems as the company moved into new retail markets. What eventually emerged was the Microsoft Windows (Microsoft XP and Microsoft Vista) compatible,  full featured, PC-based software application available today. By design, SCANALYST can easily be incorporated into your quality programs to:

  • Test current quality
  • Improve quality levels
  • Maintain high quality levels
  • Compare quality over time, across plants, from vendors, etc.
  • Certify compliance with industry standards

With the expanded use of bar coding throughout the world, it has truly become the global "Language Of Commerce". More and more companies need to train an increasing number of personnel in bar code technology to support this growth. Since bar codes are used for many mission-critical applications such as automatic replenishment, EDI, blood banking, etc., carefully printed high quality bar codes are essential. A tool such as SCANALYST is indispensable.