"Because DoD suppliers whose contracts are renewed in October have precious little time to comply with the military's new RFID policy, Savi architected this solution for basic compliance," said David Stephens, Savi's senior vice president, Public Sector. "Savi RFID-ACT provides the tools necessary to ensure compliance from pilot to production, and provides the flexibility to expand the tool set to meet growing needs."
There are approximately 43,000 suppliers to the DoD required to comply with the new RFID Policy in stages over the next couple of years, Savi said. A percentage of them whose contracts are being renewed the remainder of this year are facing minimal requirements by January, which include certain suppliers shipping into Defense Distribution Depots in Pennsylvania and California. The RFID Policy calls for additional suppliers to be compliant in graduated stages up until 2007, when the shipments of all suppliers will have to be RFID-linked.
Last week, Savi also announced the rollout of its "RFID Value Assessment" consulting services package, which the company said is a methodology to analyze, customize and implement solutions for customers trying to meet or go beyond recent RFID requirements from government and commercial organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Wal-Mart.