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Robert Fox


3545 S. Ocean Blvd. , Unit# 417

Palm Beach, FL 33480


Office Phone: 513-569-0260

Fax: 253-295-3056

Email: rfox738@yahoo.com

        Robert Fox has been involved with bar code and the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) industry for the past 16 years.  He is currently Director of Equipment Business Solutions and Bar Code Laboratory and provides consulting services for the implementation of automatic identification systems for Telcordia Technologies, telephone companies and equipment manufacturers, as well as providing support for the Telcordia’s COMMON LANGUAGE® Products Group’s equipment coding business.  He has contacts with numerous suppliers of automatic identification technologies.  He has worked with several industries, including aerospace, healthcare and electric utilities.  Mr. Fox can provide expert assistance with the design, compliance, training and implementation of Department of Defense (DoD) Unique Item Identification (UID) policy and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unit dose and other bar code requirements.  Mr. Fox:

-       Chairs the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (formerly the Telecommunications Industry Forum - TCIF) Bar Code/Standard Coding Committee (BCSC) (for the last 6 years) which developed the Product Marking Implementation Guideline and modified the Implementation Guide to Package Labeling to incorporate two-dimensional (2D) symbols on labels under his leadership.

-       Represents Telcordia on the ANSI MH10 Subcommittee 8 which sets U.S. material handling standards.

-       Represents Telcordia on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for international standards for bar code printing and equipment conformance (Task Group 3), data carriers/symbologies (Task Group 1), data structure (Task Group 2) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) (Task Group 4).

-       Represents Telcordia on the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) R9 Automatic Data Collection (ADC) Committee – which sets national (ANSI – American National Standards Institute) standards for bar code usage for the electronics industry (e.g., component  and product marking, shipping and package labels)

 -      Supports over 1000 manufacturers in their use of Telcordia’s Generic Requirements document for bar code labels (GR383-CORE) for telecommunications network equipment.  He is responsible for updating the GR-383-CORE document as technology changes and experience from usage demands.

 -     Implemented and directs Telcordia’s Bar Code Label and Equipment Test Laboratory for the testing and verification of Bar Code labels, printers, scanners and portable data collection terminals.

-       Developed and directed a small label printing business to support the production of equipment labels for Telcordia Technologies COMMON LANGUAGE Equipment Codes (CLEI™ Codes).

-       Provided guidelines for specifying and selecting bar code label materials and print technology.

-       Provided specifications and training to telecommunications carrier companies to incorporate bar code technology; procure bar code labels; select bar code scanners, portable data collectors and bar code printers for several tracking and inventory projects.  These specifications, training and systems have significantly reduced the cost to perform these functions prior to their use.

-       Designed, developed, implemented and maintained systems for a bar code capital assets tracking for several telephone operating companies.

-       Provided information and specifications to support the implementation of Radio Frequency Data Communications.

-       Introduced bar code and associated systems to Boeing Helicopters;

‑       Developed automatic identification standards as well as test and verification procedures for bar code for the Boeing Company

-       Implemented and chaired the Boeing corporate committee for automatic identification standards

-       Educated manufacturing and engineering personnel, and programmers in bar code

-       Served on the FACT Data Identifier Committee which created the ANSI standard (now ANSI MH10.8.2 and ISO/IEC 15418) for Data Application Identifiers.

Mr. Fox developed, marketed, hosted and presented the standards overview information for the Frontline Solutions/Supply Chain Systems Expo Telecommunications Product Marking Symposium in 2001 and the Telecommunications Product Marking and Logistics Symposium in 2002.  Frontline Solutions/Supply Chain Systems Expo (formerly SCAN-TECH) is the nation's largest annual conference and exposition on automatic identification technologies and supporting supply chain processes.  At SCAN-TECH 91, he presented a technical paper on Asset Tracking.  He also presented a technical paper on the benefits of Data Identifiers (a set of characters which identifies the type of data within a bar code) and the FACT Data Identifier Standard at SCAN-TECH 88.  Mr. Fox, along with Bob Rylander (Rylander & Associates), have developed a 2 day seminar for Automatic Identification & data Collection (AIDC) in the Telecommunications Industry, initially presented in Atlanta, GA in February 2003.


Mr. Fox has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree.