Visible Assets, Inc. installs weapons tracking solution at Grand Coulee Dam
STRATHAM, NH July 11, 2017 Visible Assets, Inc. Completes Bureau of Reclamation Contract: Armory 20/20 Provides Enhanced, Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security for Grand Coulee Dam.
Visible Assets, Inc. (Visible ®) Stratham, NH, has completed installation and a contract for "Weapons And Equipment Tracking System," a secure, automated armory as specified in RFQ# R16PS01283 by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). The Visible Armory 20/20 product is based on RuBee (IEEE 1902.1) wireless tags with Allegro 20/20, Weapons Shot Counting (WSC) tags with Prognostic Health Maintenance (PHM) sensors attached to the weapons. Armory 20/20 delivers a fully-automated wireless weapon audit in minutes that can be scheduled or run on demand with 100% read accuracy and automated issuance stations that provide positive ID for the Guard, ID for the checked-in or checked-out weapon, and the Armorer ID, with date and time stamps. Finally, the RuBee DoorGuard reads the weapon tag as it enters or exits the facility. If the weapon is not properly issued, the DoorGuard will alarm and sends the event over the network to the Armory 20/20 application.
The WSC tag-equipped firearms provide asset tracking, weapon shot count, interval statistics (rate of fire), and calculated barrel temperature. These features provide users with alerts for general maintenance, cleaning, and prevention of gas port and barrel erosion. The Weapon Location Module provides location on the rack and alerts users if a weapon is stored in the incorrect slot. The RuBee IO visibility framework can generate "AccuAudit" Blockchain audits which deliver cradle-to-grave authenticated reports of any weapon's pedigree, ownership, and use. Armory 20/20 is built on the RuBee IO platform and has been in use at other US and foreign sites for over seven years.
Tim Pierce, Vice President of Visible Assets, Inc. said, "Visible has over 1,200 active RuBee Defense and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) customer sites worldwide. We have many Armory and WSC customers, but Reclamation is the first to implement the WSC capability and RuBee ID badge along with the Armory 20/20 asset visibility product. RuBee has consistently met the most critical customer requirement of 100% accurate read rates for all assets, even in high steel content environments and high EMI noise environments. We have hard data that shows both the automated smart rack audits and issuance are consistently accurate. Our system also meets all of the human, explosive, and security requirements."
RuBee wireless tags emit magnetic fields that are not blocked by steel or liquids. RuBee is the only wireless technology that has a proven zero safe separation distance on fused ordnance and nuclear warheads (HERO ZERO rubee.io/HERO-PR). RuBee is safe on and near high explosives (HERF ZERO). RuBee is physically secure and produces no Compromising Emanations, with no Eavesdropping, Target or Tempest risk. The tags have a five to ten-year battery life and are in an MIL-STD-810G sealed, rugged package, and can include optional sensors.
About The Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner. It is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier, operating 337 reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 245 million acre-feet. Reclamation provides 1 out of 5 (or 140,000) Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops. This bureau is the second-largest producer of hydropower in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric power plants that have annually produced, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the last 10 years; it delivers 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year and manages, with partners, 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually.
Reclamation dams are guarded by the Security Response Force, an elite group of specialized security personnel that protect and serve Reclamation and its critical infrastructure. The group exists to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of water and power to the American people.
About Visible Assets, Inc.
Visible Assets, Inc. is a privately held US company based in Stratham, New Hampshire. Visible Assets designs, manufactures, and supports RuBee wireless real-time asset visibility solutions and networks based on the IEEE 1902.1 standard. Visible Assets provides integrated visibility solutions for a variety of markets though RuBee application partners such as Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd, and Lockheed Martin. RuBee Visibility Networks are installed and working in over 1,200 commercial and government sites. Visible Assets, Inc. has an active RuBee licensing program.