RF technology brings efficiency
to perishables receiving docks
Mar 18, 2013 7:00 AM
Cargo Data Corporation has developed two RF (radio frequency)-enabled temperature monitoring systems. These systems are designed to bring automation, flexibility, and simplicity to in-transit temperature monitoring programs.
Many perishables receiving operations rely on conventional digital temperature recorders that must be connected to a computer running proprietary software in order to view and print the temperature chart/graph. Once data is downloaded from a temperature recorder, receiving or quality assurance personnel then typically distribute individual data records on demand by email or fax.
This antiquated, time-wasting process is made obsolete by Cargo Data’s Automated Temperature Monitoring System (ATMS). ATMS uses RF technology to capture, display, and archive temperature data within moments of a shipment’s arrival. It also automatically posts the data to Cargo Data’s website, where interested parties may view and print the data.
The company’s approach to capturing and archiving temperature recorder data is designed to do one thing: save the large-scale perishables receiver time and money by automating inefficient processes that reduce productivity. In a recent study, it was determined that using elements of ATMS, a major eastern US grocery retailer eliminated 35 minutes of staff time for each perishable shipment that arrived with out-of-range temperature conditions.
Cargo Data’s RF-enabled ATMS does not require complicated infrastructure, intensive training, or reliance on smart phones or other expensive equipment to function. ATMS is designed to function with many Cargo Data digital temperature recorders already in use across the United States. Upgrading to ATMS only requires use of Cargo Data’s Express handheld chart viewing device and the iMAT terminal data collection device. This makes same-day implementation possible.
To learn more, navigate to www.cargodatacorp.com or call 800-338-8134.
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