Zebra uses IoT to cut stripes from food safety compliance

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

- Last updated on GMT

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Zebra Technologies is to work with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions and ARM on food safety.

With the growing need to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers, produce growers and retailers require digital systems to manage food safety and compliance needs, said Zebra.

The firm has expanded capabilities of its smart refrigeration Internet of Things (IoT) tool to mobile supply chain scenarios - providing a simpler architecture, real-time intelligence and electronic records of integrity to meet food safety guidelines.

Tom Ryan, VP, Enterprise Intelligence Software, Zebra Technologies said the standards-based system on Zatar with Bosch and ARM helps businesses build and enable FSMA-compliant food safety.

"Visibility across the food supply chain provides protection for consumers while meeting regulatory demands.”

Real-time alerts and notifications provide companies with a way of proactively monitoring products.

The cloud-based temperature monitoring system uses wireless sensors, mobile computers and the Zatar Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service.

It uses utilizes Bosch’s Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK) and its Transport Data Logger (TDL), which can monitor product conditions such as temperature, humidity, shock and tilt.

The XDK now supports the ARM mbed client. The XDK and TDL directly connect to Zebra's mbed-enabled Zatar IoT cloud service without additional fixed gateway devices.

Steffen Zacharias, general manager at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions North America, said: "Bosch sensor products and an open standard like ARM mbed will help unlock the benefits of IoT for supply chains.

“Zebra's answer to food safety solutions provides a future-proof way to protect consumers and will give enterprises powerful tools they need to manage their food supply chains.”

Michael Horne, VP, marketing and sales, IoT business, ARM said the collaboration has enabled a scalable, secure and standards-based IoT tool for the food safety market.

“The solution enables integration from devices directly to the cloud, helping enterprise customers achieve cost and efficiency savings as well as providing a more expandable model for developers to build compelling applications on."

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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