NATO unit awards Savi Technology a new RFID contract
The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) has awarded Savi Technology, a provider of active radio frequency identification systems, a new contract to upgrade a RFID network that Savi built in 2004 to track defense consignments between Europe and Afghanistan.
The agreement calls for NATO's purchase of additional active RFID tags and readers, as well as Savi's operational support of the International Security Assistance Force supply chain, which extends from the Netherlands and Germany through Uzbekistan to Kabul in Afghanistan.
'The RFID air-bridge built last year by Savi Technology from Central Europe into the theater of operations confirmed that this technology meets the general requirements to operate on a multinational basis,' said Brent Bingham, project manager for NC3A.
'Our objective now is to upgrade the network so that member nations can use their own tracking systems for national consignments while also enabling them to be inter-operable with NATO's RFID network for multinational, joint force operations,' Bingham explained.
Savi Technology, a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has offices in Washington, D.C.; London; Singapore; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Melbourne, Australia.