RuBee (IEEE 1902.1) enables both real-time wireless automated visibility and the highest possible security of any Mission Critical Asset -- Mission Critical Assets (MCA) are assets that are too valuable to be lost or stolen, worth far more on the street or in hands of terrorists than the cost to replace. Visible solution products (Armory 20/20, Store 20/20, Asset 20/20 Server 20/20) provides automated Mission Critical Asset visibility and security using three important security layers:
Security Layer 2: Issuance Check Out/In. When an asset is removed from inventory, we know it has been removed from the shelf, but ownership has to be transferred from a “storekeeper” to a new owner, a soldier, guard or asset guardian. This is done using ruggedized Apple iPads known as gRaps® that have a RuBee embedded reader. Tags are read as the asset is passed across the check out counter.
Security Layer 3: Exit/Entry Detection. When the asset leaves the facility, RuBee portal platforms provide identification detection and alarms using DoorGuard® and GateGuard®. Both detect RuBee enabled assets and IDs as a person passes though a door or gate, on foot or in a vehicle. These systems have passed many objective User Acceptance Tests (UAT) with 100% detection of assets, even when hidden inside a steel case or vehicle.
Security becomes far more reliant on human trust with the loss of any layer. RuBee reduces that human trust reliance with full “process free” automation in all three layers. For example, if something is removed off the racks from inventory but does not get checked out, an alarm is issued. If an asset exits the facility but is not checked out, an alarm is issued etc.
DoorGuard Video Demonstration
RFID and barcode systems are blocked by steel and even the human body. As a result these systems end up being based on Human Trust and new processes and can only deliver Layer 2. Visible uses Enterprise Software systems based on embedded Oracle products (Dot-Tag, Armory 20/20, Store 20/20) and has repeatedly proven that RuBee is the only technology that can provide fully integrated, automated visibility and systems that include all three security layers.
RuBee also delivers a high Return on Investment (ROI). Independent customer studies consistently find payback within a few months. For most mission critical assets, physical inventory requires 2-3 people a few days to weeks to complete. Visible has several customers who require audited physical inventory reports each quarter, but it can take almost entire quarter to do just one audit. RuBee in Layer 1 does unchallengeable physical audits in a few minutes, numerous times each day.
RuBee wireless is magnetic not Radio Frequency (RF). Each tag on a RuBee network is like a mini-web site with a programmable address and subnet address. Tags have static memory (500 bytes to 5 kB) with a real-time clock and a processor that has the ability to securely encrypt transmissions. RuBee tags are not blocked by steel or humans. RuBee can go through steel and liquids (see www.rubee.com). Unlike RF wireless systems, RuBee has the ability to control range from a few inches to over 50 feet and therefore has no tempest, target or eavesdropping risk. RuBee is the only wireless technology in use and permitted in secure areas in the US. RuBee has no known intrinsic safety risks and has been shown in independent studies to be safe with a zero Safe Separation Distance (SSD) on high explosives. RuBee is many millions of time below OSHA human safety limits, and independent studies at Mayo clinic have shown no untoward effects on pacemakers or ICDs. RuBee embedded tags can also have sensors to monitor the status of an asset. Visible has embedded tags for weapons that count shots (Allegro 20/20) and provides maintenance information, e.g. when to change barrel or bolts based on how the weapon is used.
We explain how RuBee meets each requirement below with full 100% automation - no change in process and no manual steps. That means net lower costs - no new training, no new support, no new rules to follow, or new complex new systems -- you get total asset visibility.
RuBee Three-Layer Security enhances legacy CAAC (Cameras, Alarms, Access Control) systems and security. But Three-Layer Security also offers a significant new Return On Investment (ROI). A RuBee smart shelf system provides automated audits and can pay for itself in only a few months over standard manual asset audit that have 2% to 5% error rates. An automated RuBee system provides real-time asset inventory many times a day with 100% accuracy, as well as enhanced CAAC security.
Visible uses enterprise grade software systems based on embedded Oracle products (Dot-Tag, Armory 20/20, Asset 20/20) and provides automated "process free" visibility and security for Mission Critical Assets, cost effectively with an attractive ROI. RuBee Visibility Networks are installed in hundreds of worldwide sites.
RuBee Three-Layer Security Systems Are Installed In Most Secure US Facilities.
A recent report published by Pantex (the most secure facility within the US where all nuclear weapons are assembled and disassembled) concluded that RuBee was the only wireless technology that is secure and safe near high explosives. Sandia RF and Electrical Fields evaluations experts concluded that RuBee has a zero Safe Separation Distance (SSD) for nuclear weapons, the only wireless technology to ever achieve that. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) approved RuBee's use inside secure areas and concluded RuBee has no tempest, target or eavesdropping risk. The report also concludes that RuBee was reliable with 100% read rates in harsh environments where RF systems do not work. (see DoE Auto-ID Report)
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