ATLANTA, September 22 /PRNewswire/ --

- Savi Solution Links GPS, Satellite Communications and Sensors For Real-Time Visibility of Location and Security of Chemicals

Savi's SmartChain(R) Asset Management software now is being utilized by The Dow Chemical Company's Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) rail tank car fleet to automatically monitor the location and security status of the hazardous materials they transport. The software solution, developed by Savi, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), was announced here today at the opening of the LogiChem Conference.


The Dow Railcar Shipment Visibility solution incorporates GPS, satellite communication systems and sensors affixed to tank cars, enabling Dow to "ping" on demand or receive automated alerts of possible security breaches, unsafe temperatures and high impacts to tank cars. Geo-fencing capabilities that leverage satellite images enable identification of the nearest first responder in the case of an emergency or security threat.

"Dow places the highest priority on safe production and transportation of hazardous materials, and through this best-practices project with Savi we are working aggressively to reduce risk and improve performance," said David Kepler, executive vice president, chief sustainability officer and chief information officer of The Dow Chemical Company. "The chemical industry should set the highest standards with advanced technology solutions like this to address concerns and ensure safe passage of chemicals in-transit or at rest."

"This innovative turn-key solution with Dow makes the transportation of chemicals by rail across our country safer and more efficient," said David Stephens, chief executive officer of Savi Technology. "This and other automated tracking solutions we have developed with Dow exemplify the value that our software platform and applications can deliver to business, and to help protect the public at large."

The integrated solution includes sensors on the railcars that detect security status and conditions inside the tanks; GPS devices that communicate sensor data and railcar locations; Savi SmartChain(R) Asset Management software that integrates the data and provides operational management tools. Dow has designated Savi Technology's software as a "Most Effective Technology" for multiple business units to track a wide range of mobile assets.

With 19 years of experience, Savi is a leading provider of Automatic Identification Technology-based solutions for the management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. Savi, based in Mountain View, Calif. and with offices in Washington D.C., London, Singapore and Melbourne, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. For more information, visit

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