SUNNYVALE, Calif., 3 August 2005. Savi Technology has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide technical engineering services and integration software for all military branches trying to meet EPC-passive RFID tag policy requirements.
The procurement contract was made by the U.S. Army Contracting Agency (ACA) Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) to support military Services with engineering and software integration in the implementation of EPC-compliant tags.
The BPA agreement included the Savi SmartChain Site Manager and Savi SmartChain Enterprise Platform as its EPC integration platform. The DoD issued the "Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Policy" on June 30, 2004, requiring all Services and their suppliers to use passive or active RFID on their shipments into and within military operations.
Savi Technology teamed with systems integrator RFID Global Solution (RFIDGS) for the BPA agreement.
Savi said its software and hardware products have been the foundation of the DoD's RF-Intransit Visibility (RF-ITV) network, the world's largest active RFID consignment visibility system that tracks an average of 35,000 shipments daily through over 1500 locations in 46 counties.
"We are an RFID and software solution provider with many proven examples of implementing successful RFID-based systems in global networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, and other allied defense organizations," said David Stephens, Savi's senior vice president for the public sector.
"We have over nine years experience in passive RFID implementations and have been actively involved in the development of EPC standards. We're pleased to be teamed up with RFID Global Solutions to leverage their technical integration expertise for implementing EPC based passive projects."
Thomas Manzagol, the president of RFID Global Solutions (RFIDGS), said, "Although we are a relatively new company our staff incudes some of the industry's most highly skilled and experienced RFID veterans, and we're pleased to be working with Savi Technology to help organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense meet or exceed RFID compliance requirements as quickly and easily as possible."
For more information, see www.savi.com or www.rfidglobalsolution.com.