AMSTERDAM, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Europe's inaugural UID Summit (, Lockheed Martin's Savi business today announced how its industry-leading SmartChain(R) I-GUIDES solution can provide a centralized data repository that helps defence forces and their suppliers to keep better track of items marked with unique identification codes. I-GUIDES is an interoperable, standards-based solution that improves item-level supply visibility for allied defence organizations.


Savi's I-GUIDES adheres to NATO's Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2290 for implementation of uniquely marked items, and it is already used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and 30 of the top major defence suppliers in compliance with DoD's own Item Unique Identification (IUID) Policy.

With I-GUIDES, individual defence organizations in Europe and worldwide can keep better track of each and every item throughout their life cycle while conforming with multi-national standards for asset management, said London-based John McFadyen, Savi Technology's General Manager of International Operations. Whether it's a jet engine part or a protective vest, I-GUIDES enables defence organizations to uniquely mark items, register them and find them no matter their status or where they're moved about through local or global supply chains.

I-GUIDES allows each organization to create its own unique identification code within standardized formats when marking a particular item with two-dimensional bar codes.

I-GUIDES is a web-hosted software solution that can be purchased through a license or a subscription. It supports a full range of data input approaches and printers to generate 2-D barcodes, can be set up rapidly, and can integrate data with passive RFID labels and other Automatic Identification Technologies to associate the item with cases, pallets or containers transporting them.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin , Savi,, is a leading provider of real-time supply chain information and technology solutions and services.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 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 2008 sales of US$42.7 billion.

SOURCE: Savi Technology - Lockheed Martin

CONTACT: Mark Nelson, +1-650-316-4872,,, for Savi