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Alexandria’s Savi Technology is providing its logistics tech to the DoD

The sensor analytics company has delivered two multimillion-dollar orders of its solution to the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

(L to R) The U.S. Army's Adam Hever, Savi’s Doug Schreffler and First Source Electronics' Chris Macek inspect PDK III units. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, Virginia-based Savi Technology is providing its logistics tech to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to help first responders deployed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 31-year-old company creates sensor analytics solutions to provide real-time information about the location and security of goods and assets in transit. Through this partnership, Savi has sold some of its Savi PDK III units to the DoD, which come with a barcode-equipped tablet, mobile reader, printer and a few other items packed up in a durable carrying case.

“This successful delivery represents the best of private-public partnerships,” said Savi’s SVP of operations, Rosemary Johnston, in a statement. “For over 30 years, Savi has been proud to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s complex and critical logistics needs and we are humbled to have had a small role in helping pandemic response.”

As part of the deal, Savi has delivered two orders of its Savi PDK III units to the DoD — a 221-unit order to the Army National Guard amounting to $3.2 million and a 354-unit order to the Army Reserve that cost $5.1 million. Each Savi PDK III unit weighs 42 pounds, mainly due to the printer size. The kit has an AC power supply and a rechargeable battery that can be powered by vehicles, and its case is weatherproof.

Savi PDK III units. (Courtesy photo)

This deal came as part of a $102 million contract Savi secured with the U.S. government in 2014 to provide federal agencies and partners with modernized hardware, software and integration services.

Savi was headquartered in Mountain View, California, until it relocated to Alexandria in 2010 to be closer to its public sector and commercial customers. Though it operates as its own entity, Savi was acquired by Lockheed Martin in June 2006 and has since spin out from the aerospace and defense tech corporation into its own company in 2012.


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