Savi launches RFID security system in South America
Mountain View, Calif.-based Savi Networks and Emprevi Ltda. announced Wednesday the launch of the first radio frequency identification-based information network operating in South America that automatically tracks the location and security status of cargo shipments from in-country factories to seaports.
The launch ceremony signaled the transition of the network from the pilot testing phase to full operational production of the RFID network.
Emprevi, a Colombia-based provider of logistics and security services for major importers and exporters, contracted with Savi Networks to build the information network. The network extends between Emprevi customers' manufacturing facilities, intermediate transportation checkpoints and ports. Using the real-time visibility provided by Savi's Web-hosted transportation security software helps cut administrative costs, improve inventory management, decrease safety stock and reduce the potential for drug trafficking and smuggling, theft, loss or terrorist intrusions.
The system works by using a network of readers to capture data transmitted over radio waves from RFID-based e-Seals affixed to containers, and route the information to Savi software. In addition to location and seal integrity information, the software also provides automated alerts on security breaches and other exceptions that users can receive via their emails, cell phones or PDAs.
Savi Networks is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin subsidiary Savi Technology Inc. and Hutchison Port Holdings.