ShockWatch, recently announced a new line of temperature recorders that are compact, durable, and have the ability to read temperature data without opening the packaging. This allows the device to be placed either within or outside any container, providing monitoring flexibility across a cold chain.
Extreme temperatures can spoil food, destroy pharmaceuticals, and damage chemicals. These pose a health risk as well as endanger reputations. Compliance regulations often make a cold chain monitoring program a requirement that carries fines and other consequences. As profit margins shrink, a solution was needed to address these customer needs.
Complete portfolio, flexibility
The TrekView temperature data recorder line is designed to be low-cost, and help optimize the cold chain by alerting manufacturers, handlers and shippers when a product has been exposed to temperature conditions beyond a specified threshold. TrekView comes in 4 styles, each designed for a different requirement:
TrekView is no larger than a matchbook, yet is more robust than any other temperature data logger on the market today. All TrekView recorders:
“Integration as well as software driven, user controlled customization has resulted in a highly flexible device that, when using simple return logistics, costs less than two dollars per use, said Kevin Kohleriter, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for ShockWatch. “That makes it ideal for industries with tight profit margins, like food distribution, but also applications where packaging is constricted, and integrity of the package is required for quality, like pharmaceuticals, biologics and chemicals.”
Make immediate decisions on product integrity
At any point along a product’s journey, data can be read via a number of methods. Multicolor LEDs are on every device to alert a receiver of an issue so products can be held for review. For recorders mounted inside packaging, data access is not limited to a single method. Access options include wireless downloads via a hand held reader, a standard USB dongle that can be accessed outside packaging, or the container can be opened and read via direct interface with the recorder itself to a laptop or to a rapid read desktop reader.
Part of a complete portfolio of temperature products
TrekView is part of a complete line of temperature monitoring devices available from ShockWatch. These products include the entirely new ColdMark and WarmMark temperature threshold indicator line, and the TempMark8 electronic temperature indicator for pharmaceuticals. The indicators are designed to ride along with temperature recorders to assure integrity of those individual shipments that may be split at a distribution points, such as for retail, pharmacy, supermarket or blood bags.