Numerex and Savi launch GlobalTag

Numerex and Savi launch GlobalTag

The hybrid ST-694 GlobalTag is being developed to provide continuous monitoring and precise location information of assets almost anywhere, anytime, for customers in the defence, public sector and commercial sectors.

The ST-694 will provide a new cost-effective solution to a growing market that demands new capabilities for both spot-level and ongoing in-transit visibility of shipments and mobile supply chain assets, such as transport vehicles, container shipments or large and valuable equipment.

The solution leverages Numerex's strength as a provider of full-service, highly secure machine-to-machine (M2M) network services and solutions and Savi's capabilities in providing a full range of integrated Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) product solutions for supply chain visibility, management and security.

According to David Shannon, Savi Technology's senior vice president of product management, marketing & strategy, the collaboration will create a truly transparent, integrated tracking solution than can span existing RFID networks and into areas where traditional active RFID infrastructure is not practical.

The satellite-based global RFID device will be designed to provide tracking information in the harshest environmental conditions, be scalable, flexible, and deliver real-time visibility on a near-global basis.

The partners will work together to ensure that the ST-694 GlobalTag becomes Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) certified, and based on the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID, which will help promote interoperability with compatible networks and devices.

Savi has provided the active RFID products for the US Dept of Defence's In-Transit Visibility network – the world's largest RFID network that tracks about 35,000 shipments a day across more than 4,000 locations and forty countries.

Numerex's satellite products support fire fighting, hurricane relief operations and other situations that benefit from an immediate highest-ground perspective, and the company's tracking solutions are tailored to various industries from cargo tracking to defence logistics.

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