Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division”s Parker Tracking System (PTS) for hoses features uniquely encoded tracking labels that incorporate visual data, barcodes and optional RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The labels are generated by special printers and are affixed to the hose assembly at the time it is made. The second component is a Web-based PTS software system that can be accessed securely through an Internet connection. Each tracking label code is cataloged in the PTS database. The code identifies several key pieces of information about the hose assembly — for example, where and when it was made; what hose, fittings and accessories were used; and the length of the hose. Special OEM features will include details about the asset in which the assembly is installed, as well as other information.