Analyst Coverage: Simon Holloway
Savi was founded in 1989. In 2006, the company was acquired by Lockheed Martin and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of that company. In September 2012, Savi Technology was acquired by affiliates of LaSalle Capital. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Lexington, Kentucky; London, United Kingdom; and Melbourne, Australia.
Savi has provided active RFID technology for the U.S. Department of Defense since 1993, and helped build the DoD's In-Transit Visibility network. Its real-time RFID products and services were deployed in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and are currently used by US and allied military forces including the US Department of Defense, NATO, Australian Defense Force, and the US Air Force. For NATO, the company provides cargo-monitoring networks.
Savi's product portfolio include:
- Savi Insight - this solution captures sensor and other machine-generated data, correlates multiple variables such as time and temperature, and applies logic that turns data into actionable information.
- Savi Tracking - this solution secures, monitors and provides operational intelligence on a wide range of assets and cargo types.
- Savi SmartChain - this solution for the tracking and management of high-value assets. it is both tag and application agnostic - certified link to ERP applications like SAP Logistics.
- Savi Consignment Management enables military logistics personnel to identify precisely where consignments are in the supply chain and accurately forecast when consignments will arrive at the front line. it supports the STANAG interoperability standards.
Savi offers a comprehensive set of tags and readers. Savi Tags support passive and active RFID, GPS, GPRS and Satellite communications. Savi provides customers with a wide range of fixed and mobile readers. Fixed readers track items moving through gates and chokepoints or monitor assets within warehouses and yards. The Savi Mobile Reader (SMR) performs similar functions as the Savi Fixed Reader, except that the SMR is designed to connect directly with mobile devices and workstations.