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Hi-G Tek Licenses Savi's IP for Active RFID

January 16, 2007

Hi-G-Tek, a provider of asset monitoring and sensor solutions, has entered Savi Technology's Quick Start licensing program, gaining access to Savi's ISO 18000-7 active RFID IP.


ROCKVILLE, MD /PRNewswire/ -- Hi-G-Tek, a leading developer and provider of active RFID (radio frequency ID) sensing and monitoring solutions for high-value assets and sensitive materials, has entered into Savi Technology's Quick Start IP licensing program. With this agreement, Hi-G-Tek gains access to Savi's portfolio of intellectual property for ISO 18000-7 active RFID products. This further enables Hi-G-Tek's directed growth into the government, defense, aerospace, and global shipping markets.

"Using the ISO standard communication protocol as a platform allows Hi-G- Tek to greatly accelerate the global adoption of our extensive RFID-based sensor solutions," said Larry A. Blue, president and CEO of Hi-G-Tek.

Hi-G-Tek and Savi have worked together on multiple ISO standards activities, most recently on the ISO 18185 electronic cargo container seal standard ratified in October of 2006.

"We are particularly excited to have Hi-G-Tek as a partner for their best-of-breed active RFID-based sensor technologies, as well as their rich experience in the transportation and security market place," said Bob Kramer, CEO of Savi Technology.

About Hi-G-Tek
Hi-G-Tek is the developer of a new active RFID platform for the real-time monitoring of critical assets and sensitive materials globally. The company's patented sensing technology has applications in several key markets, including homeland security, transportation, military and biomedical.

Hi-G-Tek's unique solutions provide unparalleled levels of real-time security and sensing of key assets, whether stationary or in transit, indoors or outdoors. Its technology not only detects where an asset is, but also its status or condition-anytime, from anywhere in the world. For additional information, visit the company's Web site.

About Savi Technology
Savi Technology is a leading provider of active RFID solutions for the management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. Founded in 1989, Savi Technology is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and offices in Washington D.C., London, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Melbourne. For additional information, visit Savi's Web site.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacturing, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2005 sales of $37.2 billion. For additional information, visit Lockheed Martin's Web site.


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