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Broad Participation in Savi Technology’s Licensing Program Helps Energize a Maturing Market for Active RFID

2007-01-12 09:45 815

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Savi Technology, a provider of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based supply chain solutions, today announced the first seven companies that have licensed its active RFID technology, signaling a maturing market for the RFID industry.

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As participants in Savi’s licensing program, the companies will gain access to Savi’s intellectual property for active RFID products, which are based on the ISO 18000-7 active RFID air protocol standard operating at 433.92MHz.

"Broad participation in our ISO 18000-7 licensing program is a sign of a maturing market for active RFID, and a confirmation that standardization will continue to turbo charge this market place," said Bob Kramer, chief executive officer of Savi Technology. "The commitment demonstrated by multiple companies under the licensing program is significant to the growth of RFID’s benefits in supply chain asset tracking and other applications. This also establishes a sound baseline for interoperability and future implementation of RFID-based electronic seals and other container security devices."

Savi Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT], launched its ISO 18000-7 RAND (Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) program on Aug. 24, 2006, with a "Quick Start" program that ended Dec. 31st, and an ongoing "Basic" licensing program.

Companies interested in Savi Technology’s IP licensing programs should email licensing@savi.com or go to: http://www.savi.com/licensingprogram.shtml

Authorized licensees of Savi’s RFID patents around ISO 18000-7 are:

-- Apogee Total Solutions, http://www.active-rfid.com

-- Convergence Systems Limited, http://www.convergence.com.hk

-- Evigia Systems, Inc, http://www.evigia.com

-- Graphic Industries, Inc., http://www.graphicindustryinc.com

-- Hi-G-Tek, http://www.higtek.com

-- Identec Solutions, http://www.identecsolutions.com

-- Impeva Labs, http://www.impeva.com

For more information, visit http://www.savi.com .

Source: Savi Technology; Lockheed Martin
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