Praetorian Signs Up for Savi's Automated and Wireless Supply Tracking Network in PakistanBy Savi Technology - Lockheed Martin, PRNE
Monday, June 21, 2010
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 22, 2010 - Praetorian, a provider of diverse business lines that include logistics
and supply chain management services to commercial and defense organizations,
has contracted with Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Savi Technology to leverage
Savi's existing wireless cargo tracking network in Pakistan.
Praetorian plans to integrate Savi's real-time information into its own
system as a value-added service to improve visibility on the location,
security and condition of both defense and commercial shipments transported
throughout the country.
Savi's software suite automates visibility on the location, security and
condition of shipments because it can receive real-time data from wireless
monitoring devices affixed to containers or assets. Savi's active Radio
Frequency Identification (RFID) tags (www.savi.com/products/rfid/) can
be equipped with sensors to monitor security breaches, temperature or
humidity, and can be linked with Satellite Communications or Global
Positioning (GPS) systems to provide continuous visibility anywhere, anytime.
"Praetorian recognizes the extra value of offering Savi's real-time
information to better manage and protect customers' shipments, whether for
commercial or defense purposes," said Fahad Hussain, chief executive officer
"Savi's automated supply tracking and management solutions have literally
been honed on the battlefield, and they're highly configurable to improve
operational efficiency and security throughout all kinds of supply chains,"
said David Stephens, chief executive officer of Savi Technology. "We're
pleased to extend our network capabilities in Pakistan with Praetorian, which
is a long-time trusted company that's done business with global public and
private sector organizations."
Praetorian also plans to leverage the Savi SmartChain(R)
(www.savi.com/products/software/) Enterprise Platform and suite,
including shipment, asset and consignment management applications. The
commercially operated network in Pakistan and Savi Consignment Management
Application (CMA) already provide in-transit information to major
organizations. Elsewhere, a number of commercial businesses in the retail,
aerospace, logistics and petro-chemical industries also use Savi Shipment
Management or Savi Asset Management to improve operational efficiency, asset
utilization and inventory levels.
Savi's software, which can be purchased as a license or as a hosted
managed service, is compatible with standards-based RFID devices, including
those based on DASH7 (ISO-180007), ANSI or NATO's Standardization Agreement
2090, enabling interoperability when needed. In addition to providing
real-time, in-transit information, Savi's asset and supply management
offerings provide automated alerts, analytics, and audit histories.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Savi is a
leading provider of supply chain information and technology solutions and
services. These capabilities include real-time solutions based on active
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other Automatic Identification and
Data Capture technologies that improve the visibility, management and
security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. For more
information, visit www.savi.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security
company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally
engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The
corporation reported 2009 sales of US$45.2 billion.
Mark Nelson for Lockheed Martin, +1-650-316-4872, mnelson at savi.com, www.twitter.com/savi360
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