ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 30, 2012) – Savi, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], today launched Savi Mobile Tracking System™, advanced technology that identifies and tracks in real-time the location, movement and condition of high-value assets. Savi Mobile Tracking System is ideal for large organizations, manufacturers, heavy industry and governments with distributed supply chains and complex logistics requirements.
Savi Mobile Tracking System is an integrated platform that includes specialized software and hardware devices designed specifically for securing and monitoring a wide range of cargo types – ISO containers on road and rail, closed rail wagons and tanker railcars, wet cargo (fuel trucks) and in-vehicle units for vehicle tracking. The system supports a wide range of “tag” technologies including GPS, GPRS, RFID, and satellite communications that provide in-transit visibility and real-time asset management for greater accuracy in location and movement tracking.
“Savi’s customers face some of the most challenging logistic and asset tracking requirements within the harshest environments,” said William Clark, President and CEO of Savi Technology. “Savi Mobile Tracking System represents a major step forward in providing organizations with real-time situational awareness that mirrors activities in the field.”
Savi Mobile Tracking System users benefit from a single-screen dashboard that displays all assets, location, transit and established routes on live maps. Users receive real and relevant-time updates that provide greater transparency of shipments, improve transit times and identify diversion of assets from established routes and locations. This capability provides a significant improvement in the identification of theft and the recovery of stolen assets.
Industry analysts are increasingly emphasizing the need for technology that lowers operating costs and protects assets. “Sense and respond solutions, particularly those that incorporate mobile technologies to track and take action on high value assets, are getting a lot of attention from large companies in these highly competitive and uncertain economic times,” said Michael Fauscette, Software Business Solutions Group Vice President at IDC, a global provider of marketing intelligence and advisory services for the IT industry. “Businesses have to contain and lower operating costs to ensure healthy margin growth. Using sophisticated sense and respond solutions is an excellent way to see fast return on investment and more effective asset tracking and management.”
Savi Mobile Tracking System is at the core of an alliance between Savi and SGS to support a new service called SGS OMNIS™. This service will help ensure that critical shipments of materials arrive at their intended destination, resulting in substantial cost savings and allowing governments to protect customs revenue while reducing cargo piracy.
“SGS conducted an exhaustive review to determine the best technology for the SGS OMNIS offering. The Savi solution is far superior to any solution in the market and provides the most complete range of coverage for our customers’ tracking needs,” said Roger Kamgaing, Vice President of the Governments & Institutions division at SGS. “The single-screen dashboard coupled with real-time alerts makes it very easy to identify, locate and monitor a wide range of shipments, whether they are large cargo containers in-transit, specific shipments on a single container, or individual pallets in a customs processing facility.”
Savi Mobile Tracking System is generally available immediately. Pricing is determined by unique implementation requirements.
Savi Technology is headquartered in Alexandria, VA – with primary operations in Lexington, KY and Mountain View, CA, and satellite locations around the world. Savi provides organizations with the ability to collect and convert operational information into useful knowledge – from physical objects like supplies, equipment and cargo. Clients are able to track, monitor and control nearly any object, even in the harshest and most difficult locations. Savi has more than 22 years of success in developing, deploying, and supporting critical wireless tracking and monitoring solutions for both government and commercial enterprises. Customers of Savi include the US Department of Defense, NATO allied forces, the National Guard, the US Army Material Command, Dow Chemical Company, the Australian Defense Force, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, SGS, and Air Products. Savi has more than 40 active patents and is an active participant in several standards bodies and standards – including ISO 18000-7.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.