Savi Releases New IoT Asset Tracking Sensors for the Government and Military

Big data/analytics and sensor technology solutions provider, Savi, has added two new products in its active RFID transponder and interrogator suite available for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD), NATO, and Federal Government agencies. The first device is the Savi Locate, which is a GPS location sensor and the second is Savi IoT - a hybrid active RFID interrogator (reader) and transponder (transmitter).

Savi Locate will deliver real-time, in-transit visibility data from the Savi Visibility solution to the DoD’s Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) system. Both devices send data over a mobile network. Because the Savi IoT device is backward compatible, it can both transpond or interrogate active RFID data to and from the thousands of active RFID tags and readers the military has already deployed. It can also send active RFID data over a mobile network without the use of fixed readers. When acting as an active RFID reader, data is sent over a mobile network to Savi Visibility and to the DoD’s RF-ITV system. Now, whenever a mobile network is available, the location of government assets in a yard, or in-transit, can be known in real-time.

The Pentagon just completed a multi-year audit of $2.7 trillion worth of DoD inventory as part of its Department of Defense Agency Financial Report FY 2018. The audit identified major flaws in IT security processes and inaccuracies with its internal asset tracking databases. These findings reinforce how sensors that pinpoint the location of vehicles, weapons, heavy equipment, technical tools and supplies from moment to moment are crucial to tracking and managing that valuable inventory with the potential to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Savi Locate and Savi IoT have recently received HERO certifications and will be ready for sale to government and military customers upon Notice to Proceed in Savi’s sole-provider active RFID-IV contract (#W52P1J-14-D-0014) with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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