Digi International, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has announced the immediate availability of its new, patented Digi Data Logger, a wireless temperature monitoring and tracking solution for shipping perishable goods. The Digi Data Logger, which is attached to the shipment packaging or pallet, or placed in direct contact with the product, is designed to reduce risk of both machine and human error with real-time temperature monitoring and tracking via an always-on sensor and up to six months of onboard storage.
The new Digi Data Logger is part of a subscription-based Digi SafeTemps solution, which is comprised of wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged and retrieved independent of the mode of transport. Data transmission is capable of adjusting to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or LTE/3G cellular networks. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription, requiring no capital expense.
The addition of on-product monitoring solution provides a single source of consistent, accurate real-time temperature monitoring for both cooling zones and perishable products themselves throughout the entire transport chain - from the warehouse, to the trailer and third-party shippers, to the yard where pallets of goods are routed.
This level of temperature monitoring is especially critical given regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Storage and Handling Best Practices, which require in-transit temperature monitoring to protect the public from contaminated food or compromised vaccines.
“Product quality and adhering to mandated food and medical product safety requirements while in transit is a major focus in the transportation of perishable goods,” said Kevin C. Riley, COO, Digi International. “Digi Data Logger removes uncertainty within the supply chain, and with its addition, Digi now offers a state-of-the-art solution to help ensure product safety for perishables in transit, from pre-cool to proof of delivery.”
Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.
Edited by Ken Briodagh