London (13 November 2012) - RF Code, a leading provider of asset management and wire-free environmental monitoring solutions, today announced a first-of-its-kind proximity solution that provides an additional layer of security for a company’s critical assets. The new solution provides a completely automated method of correlating personnel location and event occurrence within restricted areas, such as cages in a data centre which house servers running transactional data. In this case, the RF Code solution becomes a key part of a company’s PCI infrastructure compliance efforts.
The solution’s ability to correlate what moved with who moved it, gives companies the controls they need to fully account for their critical mobile assets - from healthcare and IT equipment, to warehoused inventory and more. Such information is useful to identify a limitless range of unauthorised activity; from who’s using what particular piece of equipment that someone else may need; to determining the presence of unauthorised personnel in “off limit” areas; to discovering the presence of someone sneaking into a facility behind a “badged” employee.
“It’s not about watching. It’s about protection,” said Richard Jenkins, RF Code, Vice President, Marketing. “The proximity solution is essentially an asset ‘audit trail,’ giving you an added layer of security about what, where and how your critical assets are. We like to ask our customers if they can tell us: What is it? Where is it? How is it? We’re thrilled to have just added an additional question: Who has it? With RF Code you have the answer.”
Based on an inventive use of two different radio frequencies—long and short range—the solution consists of a Proximity Locator and infrared (IR)-enabled badge tags to provide sub-room-level locationing.
About the Proximity Solution: How it Works
Each locator is wired to a device or object: for example, a door in a restricted area such as an IT wiring closet or pharmaceutical closet. When that door is opened, the locator transmits short range event data to any badges in the area, which pick up the “what happened” and “where it happened” information, add the badge ID information and then send all this data to RF Code software, which enables tracking of who did what, where.
About RF Code, Inc.
RF Code is a provider of active IT asset management and environmental and power monitoring solutions as well as a leader in providing technology used by third parties to enhance their DCIM, BMS, ERP, EAM and other solutions. The company’s unique active RFID-based solutions provide IT professionals with a more efficient, cost-effective approach to managing IT assets and keeping technology environments in an optimal state. RF Code’s fully automated, wire-free solutions significantly reduce costs, eliminate manual labour, and deliver an immediate return on investment. Recently, the company received a Product of the Year award from Searchdatacenter.com. http://www.rfcode.com
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