Numerex, Savi launch ST-694 Global Tag

Numerex Corporation and Savi, a Lockheed Martin company, have announced their technology partnership to co-develop what would be the first asset and shipment monitoring device that combines Global Satellite Positioning, active radio frequency identification, and satellite communications. The hybrid ST-694 GlobalTag is being developed to provide continuous monitoring and precise location information of assets most anywhere and anytime for defense, public sector, and commercial customers.

The ST-694 leverages Numerex's strength as a provider of secure M2M (Machine-to-Machine) network services and systems and Savi's capabilities in providing a range of integrated Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) products for supply chain visibility, management, and security.

The satellite-based global RFID device will be designed to provide tracking information in the harshest environmental conditions, be scalable, flexible, and deliver real-time visibility to those who need it, on a near-global basis. The partners will work together to ensure that the ST-694 GlobalTag becomes HERO (Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance)-certified, and based on the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID, which will help promote interoperability with compatible networks and devices.

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