A new monitoring device incorporates GPS, radio frequency identification (RFID) and satellite communications into one package, providing customers with continous monitoring and precise location information for supply chain assets almost anywhere at anytime, including areas where there is no terrestrial reader infrastructure, Savi Technology said.
The ST-694 GlobalTag has been tested with Numerex Corp., a machine-to-machine solution provider, and is available in select quantities for pilot field operations.
“Savi GlobalTag extends Savi’s portfolio of innovative and automated asset-management solutions with new abilities for continuous visibility essentially anywhere and anytime,” said David Shannon, Savi Technology’s senior vp of marketing and strategy. “This device spans visibility across existing RFID networks and into remote areas where traditional active RFID infrastructure is not practical, such as desert military bases or offshore oil and gas rigs. This will deliver improved, seamless visibility throughout the supply chain regardless of physical location.”
Plans call for Savi GlobalTag to become generally available as a DASH7 technology later this year, supporting the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID, which will help promote interoperability with compatible networks and devices, Savi said.