Bert Moore was the Director of IDAT Consulting & Education, a Hickory, NC based firm that helps companies evaluate, select, develop, and implement automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) solutions. AIDC includes bar codes, radio frequency identification (RFID), magnetic stripe, contact memory and similar technologies. IDAT is one of the few technology- and vendor-independent consulting firms in the country. Moore has been in the center of the AIDC industry since 1985 and has been active in many industry and national standards organizations. Moore has developed and presented educational programs for corporate, industry, national, and international seminar programs. He has performed consulting, market research, technology evaluations and standards development for technology vendors and end-users. His clients have included both large and small companies. He was formerly the Director of Technical Communications for AIM USA, served as the Executive Director of FACT (Federation of Automated Coding Technologies), was a 1992 recipient of the AIM USA Industry Service Award, and was selected as a charter member of the "AIDC 100," an association of individuals who have made significant contributions to education within the AIDC industry. Moore is a former contributing editor for Frontline Solutions and Material Handling Management and has also served as managing editor of AIM's ScanJournal and editor of Parcel Shipping & Distribution. He may also be remembered for writing the monthly Data Collection column for P&IM Review from 1988-1992. He contracted part-time to AIM, the AIDC industry's global trade association, as the Director of Technical Communications and Media Relations, writes/edits AIM's monthly "AIM Connections" and "RFID Connections" e-newsletters, and serves as staff for AIM's Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) and RFID Experts Group (REG).