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Sandbox Work with Zebra

By Tate Grossmann,

Partnering with Zebra has been a rewarding experience enabling us to grow our abilities and prove ourselves a worthy partner by expanding business opportunities. We continued this growth by becoming a certified Zebra Location Services partner, building on our RFID Specialist and Premier Solution Provider status.

Your assets are critical and deserve real time visibility. With Zebra Location Services, we can help you manage your most valuable assets by using RFID and complimentary Automated Information Technology products, so you’ll have the right information, at the right time, to make your best, actionable business decisions.

In addition to being a Zebra RFID and Locations Services partner, CDO Technologies is taking the next steps in being a Zebra integration and delivery partner by establishing a full test bed or “sandbox” for the installation and configuration of Zebra’s new Motion Works Enterprise (MWE) software solution. MWE empowers end users to use disparate types systems – location sensors, active RFID, passive RFID — deploy, configure and monitor a diverse fleet of Zebra fixed RFID readers from one consolidated application, regardless of location. Made to scale, easy to use and simple to manage, CDO’s Motion Works Enterprise sandbox allows us to test all the diverse technology applications to speed delivery of solutions to customers in need of industry-leading RFID solutions.

Find out more of how our technology can help your business by contacting us today.

Wright State University AIM Hackathon

By Tate Grossmann,

Thank you to Chris Smith for participating as a judge at the AIM Make-it-Wright Hackathon hosted at Wright State. This hackathon was designed to help students of WSU practice use their passion for invention and technology to share their creations. The Hackathon occurred from February 4th-5th of this year, 2023. It was focused on solutions made with technologies that we at CDO use often, such as RFID, RTLS, and barcode. These technologies were used to plan solutions to break down bottlenecks, before and if they showed up, while also protecting the sustainability of our planet.

The Wright State University Hack-a-thon is an invention marathon put on by Wright State University and industry partners annually. CDO was asked to judge the student projects. In the Hack-a-thon, teams of students compete for cash prizes. Each team must Plan, Design, Implement, Test, and Maintain a solution to one of four challenges. The team are given 48 hours to get as much accomplished as possible.

Smith is an excellent example of hard work paying off as he puts forth daily effort in accomplishing the goals of not only the company, but also his own.

“I personally had a good time meeting the students and listening to their ideas. The final three teams were very close, and it was hard to pick the winners. In the end it as a good experience and it would be fun to do it again next year.”

Chris Smith

Congratulations to Chris Smith and thank you for all your hard work!

Benefits of Asset Tracking

By Tate Grossmann,

Asset tracking has become increasingly important for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Whether you’re a small business owner or managing a large corporation, keeping track of your assets is crucial to ensure you’re maximizing their value and minimizing any risks associated with their use.

Here are some of the top benefits of asset tracking:

Improved inventory management
Asset tracking provides businesses with real-time data on where their assets are and how they’re being used. This information can be used to optimize inventory levels and reduce waste. For example, if a business knows it has excess inventory of a particular item, it can adjust its orders to avoid overstocking and save money. Conversely, if a business knows it’s running low on a particular item, it can reorder before it runs out and avoid any disruptions to its operations.

Increased accountability
Asset tracking also helps increase accountability for assets. When assets are assigned to specific employees or departments, it’s easier to track their usage and ensure they’re being used in the most effective way. This helps reduce the risk of theft or misuse of assets and provides a clear audit trail in the event of any issues or discrepancies.

Reduced maintenance costs
Asset tracking can also help reduce maintenance costs by providing real-time data on asset performance. By monitoring the usage and performance of assets, businesses can identify any issues early and address them before they become more serious problems. This helps reduce downtime and repair costs, as well as extending the lifespan of assets.

Improved decision-making
Asset tracking can provide valuable data for making informed decisions about asset acquisition and disposal. By analyzing asset usage and performance data, businesses can determine which assets are providing the most value and which ones may need to be replaced.

Increased Security
Asset tracking can also help improve security. Companies can use asset tracking software to monitor the movement of their assets and prevent theft or loss. By attaching RFID tags to assets, businesses can track their location and movement within a facility. Asset tracking software can also be used to set up access controls, ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to certain assets.

In conclusion, asset tracking is essential for businesses that need to manage their assets effectively. Whether you are a small business owner or a large enterprise, asset tracking can help you improve inventory management, increase accountability, and improve asset security. By using technologies such as RFID, businesses can automate asset tracking and management processes, reduce manual errors, and increase visibility into asset performance. If you haven’t already implemented an asset tracking system, now is the time to start!

Dahlgren Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Command & Control (C2) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Contract

By Tate Grossmann,

CDO Technologies, Inc. was awarded a $4.5M contract for mission system administration, Information Technology (IT), Technical Control Facility (TCF) operations and maintenance and facility management services at the 19th Space Defense Squadron (19 SDS) located at the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Virginia. The unit is a geographically separated unit of Delta 2, garrisoned at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

CDO provides support to the Space Domain Awareness (SDA) mission through support of the Mission Processing System (MPS), Common Framework Environment (CFE), and Operations Network (ONET). The team provides communications and networking support and maintains network hardware including servers, routers, and switches. They also conduct fault-isolation, repair hardware and components, and provide all logistical support functions to include installation of new systems and network infrastructure equipment and removal of old systems.

CDO also provides O&M support to all TCF encrypted and unencrypted communications equipment and associated data lines and performs all technical control functions on Government owned and leased circuits, equipment, and facilities. The team provides administrative, technical, and maintenance services for hardware, software, systems, and programs that includes operations, maintenance, delivery, installation, testing, staging, removal, recapitalization, inventory control, licensing, and security. CDO supports complex multi-communication services and perform preventive maintenance and inventory management of all equipment and develops, maintains, updates and implements contingency and restoral plans.

CDO formally submits all facility related work orders and service requests for routine, urgent, and emergency maintenance and manages, coordinates, tracks, and communicates completion status for all facility related work orders and service requests.

“We look forward to continuing our close partnership with our SDS customer and helping them achieve mission success.” – Bert Nyberg, Director of Infrastructure Solutions at CDO Technologies.

About CDO Technologies

Since 1995, CDO Technologies has delivered solutions to federal and commercial business problems. Their services include technology and process improvement to enhance efficiency and affordability. The right technology and the right people empower their customers to achieve more. CDO Technologies is an experienced contractor ready to provide support with our professional workforce that is customer focused to ensure your continued success. To learn more about CDO Technologies, please visit our website or our social medias: LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.


CDO Technologies

Bert Nyberg
Phone: 937-476-2251

CDO Earns ISO Certifications Again

By Tate Grossmann,

Cybersecurity has evolved from a buzzword to a formally integrated and inherent part of organizations and businesses. It starts with awareness, progresses into implementation, and matures through effective management. Surprisingly, there are still some organizations that have yet to take a good look at themselves and discover what they don’t know. It can be a daunting and scary task. On the bright side, whether mandated or voluntarily, many companies have taken the initiative to perform some level of due diligence to ensure the protection of their and/or their customers sensitive data.

The true test of an organization’s awareness, implementation, and management of their cybersecurity practices is to permit a 3rd party to assess their security posture and adherence to federal, commercial, and international cybersecurity guidance, regulations, and practices. For some it is a requirement for partnerships or to fulfill contractual obligations but for others it’s the litmus test to confirm their diligence and effectiveness of their cybersecurity implementation.

CDO Technologies has always strived to be thought leaders in all our endeavors and hold ourselves accountable to the highest of standards. It is with pride and respect that in addition to many other accolades we have received validation and achieved re-certification of our ISO/IEC 27001:2013/Cor 2:2015 and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 certifications. Four years running we have accomplished this level of dedication to not only ensure the confidentiality and consistency of our business but our customers and in turn our nation. Our adherence to ISO/IEC 27001:2013/Cor 2:2015 attests to our comprehensive cybersecurity practices and through our compliance with ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 our diligence, consistency, quality, and management surrounding those efforts for delivery to our customers.

RFID Asset Tracking for Small Organizations

By Tate Grossmann,

Recently, people who work for small companies and nonprofits have been asking RFID Journal: Can I use RFID to track my assets? Those assets range from office equipment to art in a gallery and files in a dentist’s office. These potential users have read about large enterprises using RFID to cut costs and improve operations and want to know if they, too, can use the technology to manage their inventory and improve efficiencies. Some even ask: Can I buy some tags and a handheld reader and do it myself?

To find out, RFID Journal spoke with RFID providers and small organizations that are using the technology to track their assets. They all say now is a good time for small companies to consider RFID for asset tracking, because costs have come down and the technology has improved. Most small businesses can use EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags and portable reading devices.

Experts are quick to warn there are no shortcuts. Like any company deploying RFID, a small organization needs to develop a business case and examine processes. And many companies will need to hire outside help, at least to integrate the RFID data with their business applications and databases.

But despite the challenges, small companies that have deployed RFID asset-tracking solutions tout the benefits. Stoll & Co., for example, a small repair shop in Dayton, Ohio, is using a passive UHF RFID solution to manage the roughly 12,000 watches it handles monthly. The solution, developed with systems integrator CDO Technologies, has improved productivity and customer service, says owner Ron Stoll. While Stoll says he can’t recall how much money he has spent on RFID, he feels it doesn’t matter:

“Today, I couldn’t imagine running our business without those little RFID chips.” He suggests other small businesses contemplating an RFID deployment should not “look at what it costs to do these projects. Look at how much it can save you or how much more efficient it can make your business, and how it can allow your business to grow.”

Small companies with small budgets may be hesitant to hire a systems integrator to develop and deploy an RFID solution. But most small companies are also short-staffed and don’t have personnel who can invest the time into researching RFID technology and getting up to speed. It’s important to consider your resources before deciding how to proceed.

“Tagging and tracking a few assets might seem simple, but there are always issues that occur in any implementation,” says Steve Halliday, president of High Tech Aid and president of RAIN RFID. “The location of tags and readers can be a big issue from a physical point of view. Another area that can be an issue is the software that collects the RFID data and then interfaces with the user’s back-end applications.

“Even though a small system typically costs less than $100,000—in some cases it has been around $50,000—we have found that many businesses have problems with the cost of the application and yet expect it to be fully integrated into their own system,” Halliday says. “While some companies set out to implement RFID on their own, most need help from someone with experience. We still hear stories of companies that implemented RFID but saw no value from the implementation. In most cases, a good systems integrator can make sure the project expectations are set correctly and ensure the project is implemented properly and that it does provide the expected returns.”

Who’s Who Awards for CDO Technologies

By Tate Grossmann,

The Dayton Business Journal gave out their annual awards for Who’s Who in Aerospace and Defense, and we are honored that we were recognized. In the recognition for this award, they state that we, CDO, secured numerous prime contracts in 2020 and recognized our commitment to hiring those in the Dayton area. Our team is a valuable part of our mission, and we couldn’t have earned these contracts without them. We take pride in hiring some of the best and brightest Dayton has to offer.

From a team of two to a team of 250, CDO Technologies has grown into a leading provider of business and technology solutions. After years of flying under the radar, we have emerged in the past few years and scored many major national contract awards in the data world.

CDO’s bread and butter is the defense industry and CDO has worked to navigate the ever-evolving needs of the military. “You have to change, you have to be nimble,” CEO, Al Wofford, said. “But at the end of the day, our first task is to support the warfighter.” Supporting warfighters is an ongoing mission, a dedication, one we hope to show our support of in anything we do.

CDO is also active in the greater community of Dayton. A proud supporter of the Dayton Foundation, CDO has donated continuously to the community, from supporting events at places such as the Levitt Pavilion to supporting a family in need as a team during the holiday season.

CDO Technologies Awarded $6.6M AFGET Contract

By Tate Grossmann,

DAYTON, OH (08/30/2022) – CDO Technologies, Inc. (CDO) was awarded a $6.6M contract for program and project management, systems and hardware support, operations, and maintenance for all Air Force Global Enterprise Tracking (AFGET) systems, infrastructure, and customers at the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) locations of Robins AFB, GA, Tinker AFB, OK, Hill AFB, UT, and Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

CDO will provide support to the AFGET existing systems by integrating and sustaining system operations, help desk, and training services. CDO will support any potential base mission changes by expanding technology usage and enhancing hardware and software systems. One of the main benefits that CDO is providing for this government client is Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) which includes infrastructure, applications, sensors, and tracking tags.

A Zebra Technologies’ Premier Solutions Partner, CDO will utilize Zebra’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) hardware and software to support AFGET customers with tracking their critical assets with RTLS. Using RTLS, they will be able to recommend corrective actions for resolving errors and variances between systems.

“We are honored to work with the Air Force and excited to provide our innovative RFID solutions to help modernize AFGET operations,” said Xavier Villarreal, Vice President of North American Healthcare and Government Sales, Zebra Technologies. “We look forward to building on our relationship with the Air Force and CDO and leveraging the industry’s broadest, field-proven RFID portfolio to provide a high-performance system that provides unmatched accuracy for tracking critical assets.”

CDO and Zebra have extensive experience providing products and support for Automatic Identification Technologies (AIT). Zebra has been a manufacturer of AIT for over forty years, and CDO has been directly involved in the design, development, deployment, and sustainment of AIT solutions since their founding in 1995.

“We are looking forward to having a close partnership with our AFGET customer and helping them achieve mission success.” – Don Ertel, Senior Vice President of Operations at CDO Technologies.

About CDO Technologies

Since 1995, CDO Technologies has delivered solutions to federal and commercial business problems. Their services include technology and process improvement to enhance efficiency and affordability. The right technology and the right people empower their customers to achieve more.  CDO Technologies is an experienced contractor ready to support your Asset Tracking needs with our professional workforce that is customer focused to ensure your continued success.   To learn more about CDO Technologies, please visit our website or our social medias: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 84% of the Fortune 500 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time.  Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is #25 on Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces, #42 on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.



CDO Technologies

Don Ertel
Phone: 937-476-2212


Zebra Technologies

Bill Abelson
Phone: 631-738-4751

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CDO Recognized in the Dayton Business Journal

By Tate Grossmann,

Every year, the Dayton Business Journal (DBJ) compiles a list of the Dayton Area’s Networking Technology Companies (ranked by number of employees), the Department of Defense Contractors that stood out most (ranked by data from, and Top 100 Companies (ranked by financial growth and progress). There are many other lists provided by the DBJ, but in the most recent additions of these 3, CDO was ranked 3rd, 11th, and 42nd respectively.

We are honored by the recognitions we received and hope to continue serving those in need in our community and those small businesses ready to take a step into RFID. We use the latest and greatest in RFID technology to achieve tailored solutions for commercial and federal organizations. But great technology alone, isn’t solely what sets CDO apart, that also lies in our amazing team. When you choose CDO, you’re choosing the leading experts in RFID. Each of our team members do their job well and do exactly what is needed to help you become the greatest version of yourself.

If you would like to learn more about our services and how CDO can help you, you can visit You may also call (937) 258-0022 to speak directly to us about your unique problems. We can create a tailored solution for you!

CDO DLA Contract

By Tate Grossmann,

CDO was awarded a Network Infrastructure Support Services (NISS) IDIQ contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The NISS IDIQ is DLA’s Information Operations (J6) contact vehicle to provide worldwide network infrastructure design, engineering, and installation support to include, inside/outside plant, Radio Frequency (RF) infrastructure, logistic management, program management, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and cable plant engineering. We provide technical expertise and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to support various projects relating to the modification and enhancement of DLA’s telecommunications and data network, and all services and materials as necessary to effectively and efficiently sustain DLAs worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war.