Recent international regulatory support for the 434 MHz radio-frequency band by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and China's State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC) are seen as milestones in advancing a global standard for real-time supply chain management and security using active RFID technologies.

Both governmental regulatory bodies–the SRRC late last week and the FCC in April–announced their support for devices operating at the 434 MHz radio frequency band, which Savi Technology leverages worldwide for its active (battery-powered) RFID tags and security seals. Savi's suite of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) hardware products, which are integrated into its own and other networked software platforms, provide real-time visibility, management and security of containerized cargo and other types of global shipments moving by ocean vessel, rail, truck or even air transport modes.

Savi's active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and seals are affixed to conveyances and can transmit to readers the identification, contents, security status and other information about shipments over distances exceeding 300 feet. Savi's real-time solutions already have been deployed over the past decade in tracking and managing more than one million shipments worldwide for government, military, Homeland Security and commercial purposes. Savi selected the 434 MHz band years ago because of its accuracy over long ranges and propagation performance in and around heavy-metal environments, such as seaports and railheads.

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