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Digi Introduces Temperature Controller Solution for Transportation and Logistics

By Ken Briodagh May 04, 2017

Digi International, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has announced the introduction of Digi SafeTemps, a temperature monitoring solution for connected transportation and supply chain logistics. Designed with input from transportation and logistics companies, Digi SafeTemps is set up to provide precise and continuous visibility using wireless monitors that automatically generate temperature alerts and reports of perishable goods throughout the transportation and supply chain process.

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA issued new food safety rules to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rules require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail vehicle to follow recognized best practices for sanitary transportation, including properly refrigerating food. Shippers and receivers must verify that transport units are pre-cooled prior to loading, and track temperatures during transit. They must also capture, log and share temperature monitoring data to show end-to-end compliance.

“Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act present immediate challenges for our customers in the transportation industry,” said Kevin C. Riley, COO, Digi International. “Digi SafeTemps automates temperature logging and location reporting. Our solution is unique in that it continuously measures temperature at the point of product, within the cooling system itself, providing an independent verification of a trailer's reefer equipment.”

In addition to providing customers with the ability to meet new FSMA requirements, Digi SafeTemps reportedly can also provide an independent audit of refrigerated trailers, known as reefers. In reefers, the temperature is controlled by a refrigeration unit that creates and maintains three temperature zones (frozen, refrigerated and ambient temperature). When deployed directly within each zone inside the container, this product creates a real-time and accurate record that verifies that the reefer unit is meeting FSMA requirements.

“We're using SafeTemps across our entire trailer fleet to give us continuous visibility, which is leaps beyond the interval-based level of insight of competitive solutions,” said Julie Trudel, operations manager, ASL Global Logistics. “It provides immeasurable value in ensuring accurate and automated reporting across our fleet and our ability to provide that insight to our customers.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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