Savi Technology, a provider of active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) technology to the United States Department of Defense (U.S. DoD) has responded to be a prime contractor to the U.S. DoD $204 million aRFID-IV proposal (RFP No. W52P1J-13-R-0050).
According to a release, RFID-IV follows RFID-III which expires this December and will provide a common, integrated structure for logistic tracking, locating, and monitoring of assets and commodities of the DoD, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), NATO, Coalition Partners, and other U.S. Government federal agencies. Savi was selected as a prime for the RFID-I, -II, and -III contracts, and is a company to respond as a prime on all four proposals.
In addition to Savi RFID tags, readers and Savi SmartChain software, Savi is joined in their proposal by a number of technology and services providers that have the capabilities necessary to successfully deliver, deploy, and support in some of the most challenging environments. Companies in Savi's response include:
-Evanhoe & Associates: As a full service IT Solutions provider, Evanhoe provides a broad spectrum of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) expertise, systems integration and custom software development. Evanhoe is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified and Registered; VA certified (CVE) Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); and SBA Certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).
"We recently implemented an RFID solution at several US Air Force Air Mobility Command locations to facilitate automated cargo handling using Savi technology," said Chuck Evanhoe, President of Evanhoe & Associates. "We are excited to continue our partnership with Savi to provide similar, innovative and state-of-the-art solutions to the DoD."
-IDENTEC: IDENTEC has developed the Intelligent Long Range (ILR) active RFID technology in the 868 MHz and 915 MHz frequency bands that is used in the maritime, oil & gas, and industrial sectors. Provides ISO 18000-7 compliant RFID hardware products that are interoperable with Savi solutions and customer support.
"Savi has built a powerful team for the RFID IV response and we at IDENTEC are pleased to be a part of this team," said Brian Robertson, CEO of IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG. "We look forward to supporting Savi, the DoD, the other U.S. government agencies, NATO and their allies with our portfolio of robust RFID hardware."
-Orbcomm: A global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions providing satellite communications (SATCOM) products and services to support location-based monitoring applications.