WHAT IS RF-ITV?
Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility provides automated, near real-time in-transit visibility (ITV) of materiel and equipment worldwide while meeting all DoD shipping requirements. RF-ITV supports multi-national information sharing by the DoD with NATO and coalition partners by generating data that is shared with 20 DoD systems. In addition, RF-ITV provides Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) services that enhance information management systems
WHY USE RF-ITV?
Supported by 1,500+ RFID read/write sites, 1,000+ satellite based tracking devices, and nearly 10,000 DLA RTLS cellular tracking devices spread across 40+ countries, the RF-ITV system is the worlds largest RFID network.
A critical enabler for in-transit visibility, RF-ITV generates data that is utilized in 20 DoD systems and meets all DoD shiping requirements while also supporting multi-national sharing by the DoD with NATO and coalition partners.
HOW DOES RF-ITV WORK?
RF-ITV uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices to support the dissemination of In-Transit Visibility (ITV) information required by the Department of Defense (DOD), coalition partners, and allies of the United States.
By using RFID tags on shipments of supplies and equipment, the RF-ITV system traces the identity, status, and location of cargo from origin (depot or vendor) to destination. It also receives near real-time position reports for conveyances equipped with various Satellite Tracking Systems (STS). Data from these two technologies is combined, processed, and accessed via web-based maps and reports, and provides global logistics support to the Joint Force.
HOW DO YOU ACCESS RF-ITV DATA
All of this data is accessed via the RF-ITV Tracking Portal, the user interface to the ITV server. The portal provides information and creates reports such as:
- Weekly RFID Tag Count by Site
- Unit Move
- Shipments by Location
- Shipments by FEMA Region.