Savi Technology's 'Homeland Security' Solution Leveraging RFID and Networked Software Garners International Acclaim

Company's system for creating "smart containers" to ensure port security picks up two recent awards


SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Real-Time Solution Cited for Optimizing Security and Efficiency of 'Smart Containers' Entering U.S. Ports Equipped with RFID and Networked Software Platform

Recognizing its leadership in advancing a global software network that enables the real-time tracking of "smart" cargo containers, Savi Technology recently garnered two major awards from acclaimed international organizations for its solutions that enhance "Homeland" and global supply chain security. Savi's unique technology platform provides a flexible global network for the deployment of innovative software linked with all types of Automatic Identification Technologies that deliver both improved cargo security and supply chain efficiency. The most recent recognition includes:

-- A National Infocomm Award 2004 (NIA) ("Most Innovative Infocomm Product and Service"), presented by Singapore's Information, Communications and the Arts Minister Lee Boon, and co-sponsored by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). Savi was selected as one of four top winners from 146 leading companies nominated for the NIA award, the highest industry accolade for information technology innovation in Singapore.

-- The "2004 Homeland Security - Private Sectors Market Global Customer Leadership of the Year Award," presented by Frost and Sullivan, a leading global growth consultancy, during the firm's 2004 Best Practices Awards Banquet presided over by Krishna Srinivasan, president of Frost and Sullivan. Based on extensive quantitative and qualitative analysis, the Homeland Security award for customer leadership noted: "With 15 years of logistics infrastructure experience, Savi is the proven leader in building RFID networks that deliver real-time visibility, asset management, inventory optimization, and global supply chain security."

Savi Technology, a leading provider of real-time solutions for supply chain visibility, management and security, helped build the U.S. Department of Defense's In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network -- the world's largest active RFID cargo tracking system with more than 1,400 installations in over 45 countries. The DoD has deployed Savi's solutions and more than one million of its active, data-rich RFID tags to track critical supplies for more than a decade, including conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Somalia.

In addition, Savi's integrated RFID hardware and software solutions, including the Savi SmartChain middleware platform and Transportation Security System (TSS) software application, provide the technology basis for Smart and Secure Tradelanes (SST). Formed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, SST is an industry-driven initiative leveraging 7th-generation RFID-driven technologies and networked software to improve the security and efficiency of transporting cargo containers, particularly those destined for U.S. ports.

The SST network continues to grow and to date is installed in more than 15 sea ports worldwide and has tracked more than 2,000 sea containers. The same Savi-generated solutions have been used in projects ranging from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Operation Safe Commerce to pilots funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to track the security of RFID-equipped "smart" containers originating from Asia, the Middle East and Africa destined for U.S. ports.

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