ArtTrac at ASIS EXPO

ArtTrac personnel will be attending the ASIS Boston Chapter’s Security  Expo 2014.

Friday, April 11, 2014
Holiday Inn Boxborough
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719
7:30 am – 3:00 pm

The exhibit is free.   To register visit the ASIS website.


ArtTrac upgrades the artSYNC Portal

ArtTrac has totally redesigned it cloud based artSYNC  software user portal. The new design provides a familiar icon environment that facilitates tracking and inventorying of assets that are recorded by active RFID and passive RFID readers connected to the internet.
iq3 portal screenshot

The icons make it easy to associate asset ID’s with RFID tag ID’s, add or remove users, enter locations, create asset information, create notifications and alerts, and create reports about asset status quickly.  In addition, a new environmental monitoring dashboard has been added.  The portal also has a step by step on-line video guide to assist the user in navigating through the icons.  Please contact ArtTrac for a live demonstration.

ArtTrac Introduces ArtSentinel

ArtSentinel is a location based mobile platform developed to leverage wireless technology for asset tracking and environmental sensing providing real time, in-transit visibility while your high value assets are “on the road”.
ArtSentinel integrates RFID and GPS cellular and satellite communications with Google Earth interface giving you the ability to track art and other high value assets (pharmaceuticals, precious metals, silicone wafers and circuit boards, cold chain supply), beyond the four walls of your enterprise.

artSYNC is cloud based software that enables machine to machine (M2M) data communication from ArtSentinel to be accessed from any internet web browser. Data and charts of location and environmental conditions are archived and custom or standard periodic reports can be generated by the software.


Automatic Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in the Cold Chain Supply

The mandates of The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed by President Obama on January 4, 2011 were put in place to ensure the cold supply chain for food (meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables), drugs, vaccines, etc. meet the standards of their industries. To date, most of the data collection has been done by data loggers that measure temperature. They are turned on at the beginning of a shipment stopped at the end then uploaded to a PC manually to provide historical bread crumb trail of location and temperature that has to be manually analyzed.

ArtTrac is introducing a new and improved system that makes it easy for any authorized participant in the cold chain supply (growers, manufacturers, shippers and customers) to access the data real-time through any internet device. The environmental sensor is accurate to +/- 2 F. The Automatic monitoring Unit (AMU) operates from the cab of the truck running on DC-V from the battery. A battery back up is also available in the unlikely event that the truck battery fails. Data is collected and sent to artSYNC software residing on the cloud. If the temperature exceeds the preset range, an immediate SMS or email message is sent to the predetermined authorities. All data is archived and reports with graphs can be generated for any period that is needed. The AMU also uses cellular and satellite GPS to locate the vehicle at any point through the trip. This is a very real-time, flexible and economic method to have granular,  accurate information during the shipment and historical documentation for regulatory compliance.

Closure Monitoring Sensor

Door Open/Close Sensor

ArtTrac’s closure monitoring sensor is a battery powered RF Transmitter that broadcasts its unique ID and the door status message once every 10 seconds. The sensor attaches to doors/frames, display cases, print inventory drawers, art crate lids, secure inventory storage room doors, or any application where  open and close status needs to be continually monitored. Once installed, the sensor will monitor and report the door status, enabling you to track the enclosure access attempts using artSYNC active RFID asset infrastructure. Notifications of an open or close event are instantly sent to designated responders.

Dry Contact State Change Sensor

Dry Contact Wireless Sensor

In a recent on-line seminar  by Steve Layne, CEO of Layne Consultants, in conjunction with the National Institute of Preservation, Steve said the top three greatest threats most mentioned by individuals responsible for cultural property protection are:  1. FIRE, 2. FIRE, 3. FIRE.

Part of ArtTrac’s  suite of  environmental RFID sensors is a Dry Contact Sensor featuring two twisted wires that enable connection to a dry contact device.  Once connected, the sensor will monitor and report the open and closed states of the device.  The sensors greatly simplify the monitoring of dry contact enabled devices such as UPS Systems (uninterruptible power supply), air conditioning systems, smoke alarms, heat alarms, lighting switches, motion sensors, etc.

For example, if a smoke alarm were to become activated (dry contact state changes) the RFID sensor would immediately broadcast three beacons at 0.5 seconds apart.  The notification is wirelessly picked up by an RFID reader and the information is sent over the internet to ArtTrac’s artSYNC SaaS (cloud) software.  First responders, security personnel and designated individuals would then be notified by email or SMS messages on any internet connected device.  This is especially significant in areas where the smoke alarms are not connected to the security alarm system.

Introducing ArtTracAPS (Art Protection System)

ArtTrac Technology LLC is the leading supplier of asset tracking solutions for art, wine and other high value assets – providing “peace of mind” visibility for all your assets while installed, in-transit and in-storage.

ArtTrac  is introducing ArtTracAPS (Art Protection System)

ArtTracAPS  is an active RFID system that utilizes motion sensors attached to the asset then sends real time  alert messages to the appropriate authorities when an incident occurs.   ArtTrac can configure the system to integrate with existing ERP, WMS, or art management software, capturing not only location information, but a permanent chain of custody record database of all transactions and movements.

Unlike other systems on the market,   ArtTracAPS  is economical because it is simple to install and use. It is non-invasive because all we require is an Internet connection. Once the readers are connected, all you need is a web browser to access  real-time dashboard, analytics, ad-hoc reports generator, events and notifications, and the myriad other system features.

The use of RTLS (Real Time Locating System) technology with GPS and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) provides innovative tools for inventory management, and tracking and monitoring of art and high value assets.   ArtTrac provides tracking technology   and   software   services   to   fine  art service companies, museums, private collectors, corporate collectors, library art collections, galleries, foundations, auction houses and artists.

Live in-house demonstration presentations are available by contacting Dave Eastin at 603-365-1967 or Joe Weldon 941-320-3638.




Welcome to our new website

Greetings. We would like to welcome you to ArtTrac’s new and improved website.   ArtTrac is a leader in wireless sensor technology enabling the protection of cultural property. We intend to use this forum to educate and inform those responsible for protecting our cultural treasures on technology innovations that can be deployed in that pursuit.  Please return frequently as we will be posting interesting articles about tools that are available and events that are happening in the trade.