Tracking Change

Savi and QUALCOMM combine GPS/Active RFID product suite

Scottsdale, AZ, and San Diego  June 18, 2002  Last week, at the National Cargo Security Conference, Savi Technology, a global supply chain security and asset management solution provider, and QUALCOMM Inc., a provider of mobile communications for the transportation industry, announced they will be integrating their tracking, management and security products.

According to the companies, the new hardware/software solution will offer 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, the initiative combines QUALCOMM's OmniTRACS and OmniExpress mobile communications systems, network operations and fleet management with Savi's real-time solutions that use their radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Savi and QUALCOMM have over a decade of expertise in supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with technologies for use in the DoD's wireless tracking infrastructure called the Total Asset Visibility (TAV) network, which provides In-Transit Visibility (ITV) for military assets and cargo.

"Transportation companies are trying to find ways to ensure the security of their shipments and enable continuous inventory tracking for their customers," said Vikram Verma, president and CEO of Savi Technology. The combined solution that Savi and QUALCOMM offer will enable them to do both while also delivering significant operational efficiencies."