The manufacturer claims its Ultra Wireless Label will allow users to wirelessly download time and temperature information and analyse data before unloading a perishable product from a container. This will provide a quick assessment of product quality without costly infrastructure investments, according to David Light, CEO at PakSense.
The labels can also be used to monitor cold cases in retail stores.
“We focused on making this product easy to use,” said Light. “There are no repeaters, gateways or other costly infrastructure investments required.”
Food grade packaging
The flat Ultra Wireless Labels are about the size of a credit card and encased in waterproof food-grade packaging. They are activated and applied to products or packaging before distribution.
The reader can then collect data from any label within a 300 ft line-of-sight range or 60ft if obstructed, says the company.
The data from up to 15 labels can be downloaded at one time, allowing for time and temperature information to be viewed on screen immediately after the download. Light claims that this allows for a more rapid response that can improve reaction times and helps users to make quick decisions on product quality.
“Environmentally friendly, they take up less space, have a lower carbon footprint than competing products and can be easily returned to PakSense for recycling,” he added.
The company’s flagship product, the PakSense Ultra Label also monitors time and temperature of a perishable product’s environment for up to eight weeks.
Standard temperature ranges for commonly shipped perishable foods, including beef, poultry, seafood and different produce categories are programmed into the labels by the company.
Light emitting diodes signal temperature aberrations. Data collected by the label can then be downloaded and graphed to identify when and for how long the product was out of temperature specification.
Labels are available in 6 Day, 15 Day, 30 Day and 60 Day formats and can be customised to supply specific upper and lower temperature limits, says the manufacturer.
Graphics of product being shipped, or a company’s logo can be added to the label for an additional charge.
Labels cost a fraction of traditional temperature monitoring devices, according to the company.