Savi Technology designs RFID tags for harsh environments

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 March 2006. Savi Technology, a provider of RFID supply chain solutions, has released a new low-profile version of its flagship active RFID tag for military and commercial container shipments in particularly harsh supply chain operating environments.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 March 2006. Savi Technology, a provider of RFID supply chain solutions, has released a new low-profile version of its flagship active RFID tag for military and commercial container shipments in particularly harsh supply chain operating environments.

Called the Savi Tag ST-656, the ISO container door tag comes in a U-shaped form factor that clamps tightly onto the left door of the container. It enables the RFID electronics to be protected on the inside of the container, while a low-profile plate on the outside contains an antennae that communicates with fixed or mobile reader networks. The flat external plate contains a beeper for audio alerts of the tag's location and status.

The ST-656 was developed in collaboration with a number of Savi customers, including multiple organizations in the U.S. Department of Defense, such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the Product Manager for Joint Automatic Identification Technologies.

The combination of a low external profile and the protected RFID components reduces the risk of damage to tags in harsh operating environments, while retaining the same performance and features of the Savi Tag ST-654.

Savi's family of active RFID tags are based on Savi's EchoPoint technology that leverages ultra-high frequency (433.92 MHz) and low frequency (123 KHz) for long-range and precise spot-level location. This technology also enables data to be written to the tags while it's in-transit, as well as to capture important data about the shipment from mobile readers.

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