Savi Portable Deployment Kit

The Savi Portable Deployment Kit (PDK) provides a complete active RFID solution for real-time, end-to-end visibility of goods and critical assets moving through the supply chain at any location and in any environment.


Rugged, Streamlined System

The Savi PDK includes the laptop, handheld computer, mobile reader, printer, software and communications equipment needed for asset tracking, and cargo and personnel manifesting, in a self-contained, durable carrying case. The PDK allows DoD Movement Control Teams (MCT) to quickly set up mobile operations, automating the collection, aggregation and deaggregation of cargo and passenger manifest data. The PDK also enables active RFID tag read and write capabilities, and prints Military Shipping Labels (MSLs) with updated shipment information

Ease of Use

The PDK is operational right out of the box – no additional software configuration is required onsite. Customers can also load military software applications such as TC-AIMSII and/or CMOS to the PDK. A GPS unit captures the PDK’s latitude and longitude coordinates. These coordinates and the tag data collected by the PDK are then communicated to Savi SmartChain® Site Manager and forwarded to the RF-ITV Network via an Iridium Modem.

Changing the Standard

Active RFID and ISO 18000-7 Active
RFID technology revolutionizes the identification, monitoring and tracking of valuable assets and shipments. Savi helped drive the creation of the active RFID ISO 18000-7 standard to support active RFID interoperability on a worldwide basis. ISO 18000-7 has been adopted worldwide by commercial enterprises and defense organizations. Savi products such as the PDK are built to support the ISO 18000-7 protocol and drive effective and accurate real-time tracking.

Savi Portable Deployment Kit Specifications

Model Numbers
TAV-PDK1-RI001-042 Portable deployment kit with printer
TAV-PDK1-RI001-041 Portable deployment kit without printer
Dimensions 24 in. (61 cm) x 20 in. (51 cm) x 11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
Weight 53 lbs. (24 kg) with printer; 47 lbs. (21.3 kg) without printer
Case Material Black with solid injection-molded plastic body and hinged lid
Packaging NEMA 3; rugged, weatherproof packaging for indoor/outdoor use
Hardware Included Ruggedized laptop, Iridium Modem w/ GPS and Antennas, Intermec CK71 Handheld Computer, Savi Mobile Reader, Zebra Label Printer
Software Included Savi SmartChain Site Manager, SmartChain
WorkStation and SmartChain Mobile
Temperature -20° C to +60° C Operating (Case Lid Open);
-40° C to +70° C Storage/td>
Humidity 100% Condensing
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-810F
Input DC Source 12-30 VDC (Fuse Protected Input)
Input DC Cable Length 10 ft. (3 m)
Input DC Cable NATO Connector (+24 Vdc Input);
Input AC Cigarette Lighter Adapter (+12 Vdc)
AC power supply w/ universal plug adapter kit
Internal System Data RS-232 for Iridium Modem, Intermec Communications Cable, Zebra Printer, Savi Mobile Reader; USB hub to convert to RS-232 from PC
External System Data Iridium Satellite Link to the RF-ITV Network; Case equipped w/ ex- ternal SATCOM and GPS antenna connectors; External pass through connector for Savi Mobile Reader
External DC Power Input Six-pin, Male, Panel Mount, Weathertight
Iridium Signal Strength NAL Corp. Iridium signal strength indicator

Key Features

  • Enables fast, direct access to the RF-ITV
  • Network and Savi SmartChain® Enterprise Platform from any location
  • Rugged, portable system designed for use in austere environments
  • Scalable when combined with Early Entry
  • Deployment Support Kit (EEDSK)
  • Rechargeable battery that can be powered by military or civilian vehicles
  • Read range of up to 300 ft. (61 m)
  • Reads 1D and 2D bar code from MSLs and CAC cards
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and ISO 18000-7 compatible
  • Meets two-person lift requirements