Savi Technology and Qualcomm Inc. today announced a strategic product initiative to integrate the companies' tracking, management and security products into one hardware/software system for in-transit visibility and security of transportation containers and their contents for the maritime, rail and truck industries.
Developed in response to requests from existing and prospective customers, it will create a comprehensive system for transportation carriers, service providers and owners of supply chain assets to manage, monitor and secure shipments.
The product initiative combines Qualcomm's OmniTRACS and OmniExpress mobile communications systems, network operations and fleet management, with Savi's proven real-time solutions that leverage its latest active radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
The companies said the result is the first real-time solution that encompasses the visibility and management of fleet operations with management and security of supply chain assets, such as maritime containers, reusable transport containers, truck trailers, rail cars and intermodal containers.
"Integrating wide-area networks with local-area networks for the purpose of comprehensive asset management is a powerful idea," said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "We look forward to working with Savi to make continuous monitoring, real-time inventory visibility and supply chain security a reality."