Comtech Places Orders for Savi’s RFID Reader

<p><strong>Chicago &mdash; Oct. 3</strong><br />Savi Technology recently received purchase orders totaling more than $3 million from partner Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. for more than 6,000 Savi active radio frequency identification (RFID) reader modules.  </p><p>This order marks the sale of the 10,000th Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) reader module to Comtech since 2005.<br /><br />Comtech embeds Savi OEM active RFID reader modules into Comtech&rsquo;s satellite-based movement-tracking system (MTS) kit atop the roof of the driver&rsquo;s cab, providing customers with two-way communications to automatically locate, manage and redirect ground shipments.  </p><p>The Army uses MTS to automatically read and relay information of stockpiles at depots or in staging areas by driving MTS-mounted vehicles past RFID-tagged containers and supplies, providing mobile communications to the Department of Defense&#39;s &ldquo;In-Transit Visibility&rdquo; network, the world&rsquo;s largest RFID-based cargo-tracking system. <br /><br />Savi Technology holds a $424.5 million RFID II procurement contract with the Department of Defense for active RFID products and services.  </p><p>Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. recently announced that it was awarded a new $605.1 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the Army for its MTS. </p><p>&ldquo;The powerful combination of active RFID from Savi and satellite communications and GPS technologies from Comtech provides our customers with high-value asset visibility and management capabilities throughout the global supply chain,&rdquo; said David Stephens, Savi Technology general manager of the Americas. &ldquo;This fully integrated solution involving multiple wireless technologies has been a win-win-win for Savi, our partners and our customers.&rdquo;<br /><br />Daniel Wood, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. president, agreed. </p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been delighted by the customer response to the integrated Savi-Comtech solution, which automates and optimizes surface transportation of valuable cargo, whether commercial goods or military supplies, anywhere and at any time in the world,&rdquo; Wood said.</p>

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