Parker Hannifin's Parker Tracking System (PTS) helps keep vehicles and machines running longer by increasing the speed, timing and accuracy of acquiring replacement hose assemblies. PTS has two key components. One is uniquely encoded tracking labels, affixed to the hose assembly at the time it is made, that incorporate visual data, barcodes and optional RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The second component is a Web-based PTS software system. Each tracking label code is cataloged in the PTS database. The code identifies several key pieces of information about the hose assembly including, 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. PTS expedites the replacement process by making "call ahead" or "site delivery" service possible as hose information is readily available.