PAR Technology and Savi Technology are participating in a new transportation security program of the Dept. of Transportation and Dept. of Defense.
The program will assess real-time communication ability between Savi's electronic bolt-seal hardware (E-Seals) and software system with PAR's wireless systems for tracking intermodal cargo containers transported between the U.S. and Europe.
The six-month pilot will link Savi's radio frequency identification technology (RFID) products with PAR's cellular and GPS-based tracking system, known as Cargo*Mate, to assess interoperability, the companies said.
The key goal is to track cargo containers moved by trucks, trains and ships in both Europe and the U.S.
The field test will involve Lykes Lines, an ocean shipping company, as it transports intermodal cargo containers on chassis by truck, rail and ship from a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supply facility in Cumberland, VA, to final destination at a DLA distribution center in Germersheim, Germany.
The security, status and location of the shipments will be monitored in real time as they are transported by truck and rail between Cumberland and the Port of Norfolk, VA, and again by truck and rail between the Port of Rotterdam and Germersheim.