Colombian Firm Deploys RFID System To Monitor Cargo Shipments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- To enhance visibility, management, and security of Colombian container shipments, Emprevi Ltda. is deploying Savi Technology's SmartChain Transportation Security Solution (TSS), which leverages real-time information from active radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies.

Savi TSS is based on RFID technology and software solutions developed since 1989 that have successfully tracked more than 1.5 million shipments in real-time. Savi TSS can incorporate data from a variety of automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) devices, such as RFID, electronic seals, biometrics, sensors, and global positioning tracking systems (GPS).

Savi Technology's active RFID devices are based on ISO 18000-7 standards, operating at 433.92 MHz, and the company is actively involved with the maritime industry to further develop standards for container tracking and security.

Emprevi Ltda. (Empresa de Prevencion y Vigilancia Ltda.) is a Colombia-based provider of logistics and security services for importers and exporters, including major U.S.-based public companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare, consumer product goods, food and beverage, and transportation and logistics services industries. Emprevi plans to integrate Savi TSS into a new Emprevi service offering called, "Global Trade Control," which will provide its clients with continuous online monitoring of cargo containers and their contents, and rapid detection and deterrence of potential security breaches.

Beyond tracking container movements within Colombia, Emprevi plans to extend end-to-end visibility of these shipments by linking their service with SaviTrak, the global information service provided by Savi Networks. SaviTrak provides real-time, information services on the location, security, and integrity of containerized cargo shipments as they move throughout a global network of RFID-enabled ports and inter-linked supply chain checkpoints.

"Today, Emprevi is leveraging the latest-generation security and logistics management solutions from Savi Technology to maximize service value for our clients," said Mauricio Barberan Canas, President of Emprevi. "Savi's world-class solutions will help Emprevi to further enhance our clients' supply chain security, visibility, and shipment tracking, which in turn will help us to generate new business opportunities. It also will help to reduce our clients' costs, help ensure compliance with international regulations, and lower time-consuming inspections."

"We're pleased to start this relationship with Emprevi through our newly established Regional Cargo Visibility and Security Network, and Savi plans to strengthen our partnership as we work together more closely to improve both the security and efficiency of product shipments entering and leaving Colombia," said Mark Weidick, Savi Technology's General Manager of Commercial Markets.

More information about Savi Technology can be found at the company's Web site.

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