Savi Networks Extends RFID Information Services to Hong Kong, Shenzhen Ports

Web-based information service now operational at key Asian ports to track, manage and secure global container shipments in real-time

Web-based information service now operational at key Asian ports to track, manage and secure global container shipments in real-time

Sunnyvale, CA — February 3, 2006 — Radio frequency identification (RFID) solution provider Savi Networks has deployed its SaviTrak information services at major port facilities in Asia, offering automated tracking, management and security at two of the world's busiest ocean terminals, in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

A Web-based information service, SaviTrak provides automated alerts and reporting and other important information on the location and status of containerized shipments and their contents at the ports.

Savi began developing the SaviTrak solution commercially in 2002 as a provider of networking technology to the Smart and Secure Tradelanes initiative, which included thousands of RFID-tagged container journeys from origins in Indonesia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany and South Africa.

Savi further refined the system in several other global transportation security initiatives, including the STAR BEST program conducted in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Economic Coalition (APEC), and with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in a South Africa-to-Europe program.

The company plans to announce additional "live" trade lanes throughout Asia, Europe and South America in the coming weeks, following its recently announced partner agreements with U.S. terminal operators Marine Terminals Corporation (MTC) and Trans Pacific Container Service Corp. (TraPac), which own and operate terminals across the U.S. West and South Atlantic coasts.

"Our information network is operational throughout Asia and other important trade lanes worldwide," said Lani Fritts, Savi Networks' chief operating officer. "We're on course to continue growing our port network in 2006, enabling our customers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their global operations."

The core RFID networking technology has been used to track and manage more than two million shipments worldwide in defense and commercial applications, according to Savi. The solution provider said it leverages automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) technologies, such as ISO 18000-7 operating at 433.92 MHz, throughout ports and inland locations to further improve the efficiency, effectiveness and security of global supply chains.

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