Bulldog watches over Ruan's perishables
May 27, 2005 9:01 AM, from staff and wire reports
Ruan Transportation Management Systems has purchased Bulldog Technologies Incís sensor network system for monitoring and securing perishable dairy products in its refrigerated containers.
Developed by Bulldog, a sensor network system measures and monitors the temperature of Ruanís containers with refrigerated perishables and delivers the data real-time to a PC-based monitoring application. This wireless sensor network consists of 2.45-GHz ZigBee-based RF tags and readers. Tags are designed to collect temperature data and transmit it in real-time to a network of readers deployed throughout the yard to the monitoring application. The application monitors predetermined thresholds, and if the load temperature rises to a dangerous level, an alarm is issued via an e-mail or a SMS text message.
Bulldog partnered with Lafayette CO-based Tendril Networks to develop the application layer for Ruanís temperature and security monitoring sensor network system.
Based in Des Moines IA, Ruan owns or operates 2,000 power units and 3,500 trailers.
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