RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (IV)

Provide RFID and AIT-enabling technologies, products, and services that assist the DoD in improving asset visibility worldwide

Feb 2008 Policy Memorandum: Army G-4 directs "All U.S. Army organizations and activities will procure AIT products and services from AMIS. Direct procurement of AIT products and services from commercial sources is not authorized."

WARNING
RFID-IV, GT-1100 Cellular tags cannot transmit while on aircraft.

The FAA does not authorize any cellular tags to transmit during flight. This includes cellular tags operating on GSM (Global System for Mobil communications), CDMA (Code-division multiple access) and LTE (Long-Term Evolution).

If cellular tags are transported on aircraft users must coordinate with Savi help desk, at 1-888-994-7285, to turn off the tags.

RFID IV
Products ISO 18000-7 Transponders and Range of Hardware and Integration Services
Base Period 04/08/14 to 04/07/17 (3 Years)
Current Option / Ordering Periods
  1. 04/08/17 to 04/07/18
  2. 04/08/18 to 04/07/19
  3. 04/08/19 to 04/07/20 (Contract Extension )
Details
  • Features aRFID ISO 18000-7 transponders
  • Meets wide array of Domestic and International needs in various CONUS and OCONUS locations
  • Meets FMS requirements to provide interoperability for logistics support with allies.
Contract Information

Procurement Contract Officer: Julie Lawrence (309) 782-4529
COR: (703) 806-0332
DCMA Help Desk: Email (888) 994-7284

Savi
Savi Help Desk/Sales: Email (888) 994-SAVI (7284)
Program Manager: Rosemary Johnston (571) 227-7918
Vendor Site | Conformed Contract | Contract Modifications
National Stock Numbers (NSNs)

Resources RFID IV Customer Catalogue
Ordering Procedures
Ordering PDK and PDK Lite/PDK II
Iridium SIM Card Instructions
PDK Spec Sheet
PDK Lite/PDK II Spec Sheet
GT 1100 Spec Sheet
SmartOne C Spec Sheet

NEWS AND TRICKS

Special Notice for RF-ITV PDK and PDK Lite Users

Per earlier guidance, PDK/PDK Lite users would be required to submit an Operational Needs Statement (ONS) and receive HQDA 3/5/7 approval prior to ordering new Iridium SIM cards. We have since been notified by HQDA G4 of an exception to that policy: Any equipment (e.g., PDK /PDK Lite/PDK II) with an approved LIN does not require an ONS.

Instructions for Ordering Portable Deployment Kits (PDKs) and Iridum SIM Cards

Satellite Tag GT-1100 Battery Issue

Problem: The version of firmware on these devices has an issue where the processor checked the battery voltage provided by the solar panel instead of the battery, giving the processor a false impression that the battery had sufficient capacity to operate. This caused the device to shut down before completing its boot cycle and it was not able to recover on its own.

Solution: To avoid this issue in the future, the bootloader and application firmware should be updated to the latest version which has incorporated fixes for these issues. Units currently in production have the current firmware and will avoid this issue. This version of firmware has been released for nearly a year.

Plan of Action: Unfortunately, the bootloader needs to be updated locally. For cost and expediency purposes, we recommend the Navy open a support ticket at Caution-www.savi.com; the customer will be instructed to ship the units to ORBCOMM so they can update the firmware and charge the batteries, then return them.

PDK Lite SMR 650-218 Configuraton

How to configure SMR 650-218 on PDK Lite with Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet

  1. Insure that tablet and SMR are fully charged
  2. Open Device Manager
    1. Select Ports
    2. Unplugged the SMR to see which port number it is on. It is usually on Port #6
  3. Go to the desk top and select Smart Chain Workstation
    1. Select Configuration
    2. Discover Device
    3. Discover
    4. Attached Active Device
    5. Proceed
    6. Select RS232 from drop down menu
    7. Enter the Port number for SMR from 2 above (#6)
    8. Discover
    9. Select “SMR-650”
    10. Save
  4. From the “General” menu on left select “Read Tag”
  5. Select “Collect”
  6. You should now have a read on all tags with in the read range of the SMR-650

ATTENTION

The traditional Handheld Terminal (HHT) form factor devices available on the AMIS contracts are fully functional and operationally sound. Prior to finalizing a procurement action customers are recommended to verify that the devices and associate software may be used in their environment and technical architecture. There is a change in DoD policies that may impact the ability to use these devices in some environments. DoD had mandated the use of Windows 10 Operating System by January 31, 2017, this has been extended to January 31, 2018. Existing devices cannot use WIN 10 and there are other potential impacts. See below notices.

Notices
  1. The HHTs use Windows Embedded Mobile Operating System version 6.5.x. The Operating System cannot be updated to Windows 10, nor will it support SHA-256 CAB-signing certificates. If devices are used in a closed loop (standalone) environment and accreditation aspects are not needed there may not be an impact.
  2. Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) offers device management and data synchronization between a Windows Mobile-based device docking station and a workstation. WMDC support ends July 2017; there is no replacement available. Product OEM support is being sought to continue use.
  3. Symantec Mobile Security 7.2 (anti-virus software for Windows mobile devices) will end March 2017. There is no replacement available. The AV software is not provided with the product offering but frequently used as a free download from CHESS. If devices are used in a closed loop (standalone) environment and accreditation aspects are not needed there is may not an impact.

Tablet form factor devices (with imagers) and scanners are available on the AIT-V contract as a potential alternative to the HHTs. Tablet devices operate using the Windows 10 operating system.