IoT Cold Chain Monitoring
The Wireless Links IoT solution for cold chain refrigeration employs cutting-edge wireless temperature sensors, capturing and recording real-time data on temperature, humidity, and location. This comprehensive approach guarantees the maintenance of consistent temperatures across the entire supply chain. Instant alerts for real-time temperature monitoring provide timely notifications in case of fluctuations beyond predetermined thresholds, enabling immediate intervention to address any emerging issues.
one centralized cloud-based cold chain solution
Efficiently manage the storage, shipping, and distribution of products such as pharma and food products, that need a temperature-controlled environment with the IoT cold chain monitoring system with real-time alerts on temperature change and deviations, real-time & historical temperature reports and ETA’s with your customers.
Alerts are sent in real-time to the driver and other stakeholders as soon as temperature deviations are detected.
Automatic temperature alerts notify the driver in real-time of any temperature deviations so swift action can be taken to prevent spoilage when a need occurs. All alerts include the address, time, vehicle or vehicle compartment and the temperature deviation data.
Drivers can even comment on each alert, giving dispatchers visibility and context on how the alert was generated and handled. This makes it even easier to identify, investigate, and resolve cold chain abnormalities.
A Wide Range of IoT Temperature Sensors to Meet Any Requirement
We offer innovative solutions for monitoring the cold supply chain from:
- Solar powered IoT wireless temperature sensors communicating with our Piccolo IoT Devices or our DriverLink mobile app.
- Our Piccolo TMX Portable Temperature monitoring telematics device with support for multiple wired temperature sensors
- Piccolo Hybrid IoT for trailer or fixed installation with wired or wireless temperature monitoring.
Temperature Monitoring on the Package level
We offer temperature monitoring for smaller cold chain products, such as organ distribution or pharma medicine. These products are exposed to greater temperature excursion risk and damage so monitoring them on the package level with our IoT wireless temperature monitoring sensors reduce damage and ensures your products arrive in optimal condition.
Provide Cold Chain Visibility and Reliability
Through the IoT cold chain system and the driver’s mobile app, you can extend visibility to your customer, reducing the number of “where are you” calls, back and forth between the carrier and customer. Provide temperature reports alongside proof of delivery to reduce rejected shipments and increase confidence, and share live ETAs to reduce inquiries and streamline deliveries.
IoT Cold Chain Monitoring- How it works
We Offer The Following IoT Cold Chain Monitoring Devices & Sensors To Meet Your Needs & Requirements:
For Reefers • Refrigerated Trailers • Cold Rooms • Temperature Sensitive Shipments
Solar Powered RFID Tags
Wireless Temperature: Unlimited cold zones simultaneously
Battery life of RFID tags: up to 24-36 months. Solar panel extends battery life to 5 years.
IP67 Waterproof enclosure
2.4Ghz connectivity via RF at a radius up to 150 ft to Piccolo IoT
Communicates with Piccolo IoT Devices and our DriverLink mobile app.
Cold Chain Monitoring is the process of tracking the temperature and location of goods throughout the chain of custody from warehouse to delivery to ensure the goods are kept at valid temperature at all times to ensure product integrity and quality.
GPS trackers integrated with Temperature sensors, Humidity and IoT Sensors are some of the equipment used to track the cold chain.
It is a device with a temperature sensor that reads, logs and reports the temperature at a preset interval and typically reports it to a remote server.
To ensure temperature sensitive goods are kept refrigerated at all times to ensure product quality, integrity and to protect the health of the consumers and end customers.
Cold chain monitoring is crucial for several reasons:
Preservation of Product Quality: Many products, such as food, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines, are sensitive to temperature changes. Proper monitoring ensures that products remain within specified temperature ranges, preserving their quality, potency, and effectiveness.
Safety and Consumer Health: Incorrect temperatures can lead to bacterial growth, chemical reactions, and reduced efficacy, posing health risks to consumers. Cold chain monitoring minimizes the chances of distributing unsafe or compromised products.
Regulatory Compliance: Regulatory agencies set strict guidelines for temperature-sensitive products. Monitoring ensures compliance with these standards, avoiding legal issues, recalls, and penalties.
Cost Efficiency: Maintaining the cold chain reduces product spoilage, decreasing the need for replacements and costly legal actions. It also enhances overall supply chain efficiency.
Public Health: In healthcare, cold chain monitoring is vital for vaccines and medical supplies. Maintaining the correct temperatures ensures the efficacy of vaccines, contributing to successful immunization programs and public health outcomes.
Global Distribution: With products often traveling across different climates, cold chain monitoring ensures consistent quality and safety, regardless of location.
Brand Reputation: Proper monitoring enhances consumer trust and brand reputation. Companies known for safe, high-quality products build customer loyalty and a positive image.
Several tools and technologies are employed for effective cold chain monitoring:
Temperature Data Loggers: These devices record temperature data at regular intervals. They are often placed within shipments or storage units to track temperature fluctuations.
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) Sensors: RFID sensors can track temperature and location in real-time, providing up-to-date information about a product’s condition and location.
IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions: IoT platforms integrate various sensors and devices to monitor temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions. These systems offer real-time data and alerts.
GPS Tracking: GPS technology combined with temperature sensors allows for tracking the location and temperature of shipments throughout the supply chain.
Cloud-Based Software: Cloud platforms collect and analyze data from various monitoring devices, providing stakeholders with accessible insights into the cold chain’s performance.
Mobile Apps: Mobile applications allow users to remotely monitor cold chain conditions, receive alerts, and access data insights on their smartphones or tablets.
The Cold Chain Rule refers to the set of guidelines and protocols governing the transportation and storage of temperature-sensitive products, particularly perishable goods, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. It emphasizes maintaining a consistent and controlled temperature throughout the supply chain to preserve product quality, safety, and efficacy.
Key aspects of the Cold Chain Rule include:
Temperature Range: The rule specifies the recommended temperature range for different products to ensure their quality and effectiveness.
Monitoring: Continuous temperature monitoring is essential to identify and address any temperature deviations promptly.
Documentation: Proper record-keeping of temperature data and transportation conditions is crucial for regulatory compliance and accountability.
Training: Personnel involved in the cold chain must receive proper training on handling, storing, and transporting temperature-sensitive products.
Equipment: Adequate refrigeration and cooling equipment, as well as insulated packaging, play a vital role in maintaining the cold chain.
Emergency Procedures: Plans for addressing temperature excursions and emergencies are crucial to minimize risks and maintain product integrity.
Adhering to the Cold Chain Rule ensures that products maintain their quality and safety from the point of production to the hands of consumers, making it an essential framework for industries reliant on temperature-controlled supply chains.