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ORBCOMM, Savi to track, monitor DoD assets

6th November 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Savi and ORBCOMM have secured a multi-million dollar order to deliver telematics products and services that will track and monitor around 24,000 military assets for the US Department of Defense (DoD).

The order from the Defense Logistics Agency is part of the RFID-IV contract to provide government agencies and allied partners with advanced hardware, software and integration services for worldwide asset tracking and in-transit visibility. Savi is currently the sole provider for the RFID-IV contract, which has a $102 million ceiling and is in its second and final option year.

In support of the contract, ORBCOMM’s cellular devices will be used along with Savi’s platform to provide in-transit visibility and inventory and logistics data. ORBCOMM’s rugged, sealed devices were selected for this application as their waterproof, solar panels provide continuous power to rechargeable batteries, offering reliable service without maintenance or battery changes across a typical asset’s lifecycle.

Data from ORBCOMM’s devices will flow to Savi Visibility, a cloud-based visibility and analytics platform, and to DoD’s RF-ITV network where agency logistics managers can see the real-time location and status of assets. The Visibility platform provides a real-time view of where assets are in-transit, eliminating supply chain blind spots.

Logisticians are able to receive Savi Visibility’s real-time alerts for anomalies, such as tampering, delays or cargo entering or exiting a geozone outside of pre-determined parameters, to mitigate delays and execute contingency plans.

ORBCOMM and Savi will complete the deployment of in-transit visibility and asset tracking solutions in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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