Savi introduces new sensors

Savi®, an innovator in big data/machine learning analytic solutions, supply chain management software and sensor technology, has announced it has added two new devices to its current suite of active RFID transponders and interrogators available for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD), NATO, and Federal Government agencies, the company said.

The new devices are Savi Locateâ„¢, which is a GPS location sensor and Savi IoTâ„¢, which is 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. Savi IoT 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 USD 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 delivers live streaming facts and insights about the location, condition, and security of in-transit goods. Using big data and analytics, Savi equips shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and governments with actionable insights to optimize supply chains before, during and after transit, reducing costs and inventory while improving service. Savi is trusted to support some of the world´s largest and most complex supply chain networks for large CPG companies, Pharma, the US DoD and over a dozen government agencies around the globe. To learn more, visit www.savi.com.