AcroTrace™ Geolocation Brain
Creating a credible Chain-of-Custody record of locations that can be correlated with physically recorded events is paramount when moving high value datasets. Our tracking system employs a series of sensors and aerial connections, and combines verified location data with physical events from the sensors, even with actual courier scans, in order to verifiy the Chain-of-Custody. Using its pressure, shock, proximity and light sensors the device records and actually "understands" if it is being opened (detecting a sudden pressure change inside the Peli case which is air tight and pressurized), dropped, rolled, or lifted out of the case at any time, and tells you what happens through the Device Gateway Platform (expected in Q1/2019). ...And these are only those security features that we may disclose in public.
Moving your data using airliners, third party couriers, trusted employees etc., poses a very basic danger; even if your data is heavily encrypted, it is essential to know where it is, and if it has been tampered with or attempted to be copied while in transit. Even with encryption, can anyone be 100% certain that their encryption passphrase has not been stolen? That is where tracking your data, knowing and verifying the Chain-of-Custody and understanding what is going on with them while in transit is crucial. Also, it is well known that GPS trackers are unable to work indoors (data centers, offices, courier transporting hubs, warehouses etc.) or when they are inside a cargo container, a van, or a truck with a metal cargo bay. Therefore, AcroTrace™ employs not one, but four different location finding methods:
1. Global Navigation Satellite System
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) aggregates different satellite constellations to get an accurate fix in difficult conditions. Our GNSS aggregates (1) the US-owned GPS, (2) the European GALILEO, (3) the Australian QZSS (works only in the Pacific) and (4) the Russian GLONASS standards, as well as IRIDIUM Satellite advanced real-time tracking.
2. GSM & WiFi tracking
GSM cell-tower validation & WiFi SSID gathering during movement of the device virtually replaces the GNSS when there is insufficient GNSS reception (expected in Q1/2019).
3. FM Geovalidation
Because FM radio signals penetrate underground, FM Radio station IDs signal levels are combined with GSM cell tower transmission data and WiFi SSIDs to give even more precise fixing and log the device whereabouts, even in the hardest reception environment (expected in Q1/2019).
4. Secure Data Logger
Our data logger also gathers all GSM cell tower information and signal levels from the GSM module while in low power reception state and during the movement of the device when there is insufficient GNSS reception.
Unique anti-spoof system
There is no comparison of the ability of our system to track location with other commercially available GPS trackers when there is limited or no sky view from the ServerPack. This is an extremely critical characteristic since >75% of the time the devices will have no sky view, or when there is malicious activity around the device (actively blocking GPS signals, trying to hide the device, theft etc.).
Also, there are GPS spoofing devices that can redirect a GPS receiver to a different location than the real one. Using such a device it is easy to trick the owner of the data that the device is in safe hands following a known route while instead there was a diversion and the data was stolen while in transit. With Acromove’s system, spoofing the location is not possible. The spoofer would have to recreate the electromagnetic environment around the device - cell tower signal and angle, WiFi transmissions with correct angle, FM Radio transmissions with correct angle, etc.