Wireless temperature monitoring labels to assist product quality decisions

Posted by Isobel Drake on 6th November 2008

PakSense, Inc., an innovator in sensory solutions for packaging, announced at the recent Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit convention that it will release a wireless version of its award-winning temperature monitoring label in December. The PakSense Ultra Wireless Label will enable users to wirelessly download time and temperature information and analyze data before unloading a perishable product from a container.

PakSense Ultra Wireless Labels are activated and applied to a product or product packaging before shipping. At any point during distribution, the PakSense Ultra Wireless Reader can collect data from any label within a 300 foot line of sight range or approximately 60 foot obstructed range with the simple touch of a button. Information from up to 15 labels can be downloaded at one time. Time and temperature data can be examined on the screen of the Ultra Wireless Reader immediately after download, which improves reaction times and helps users make quick decisions on product quality. Detailed information from the reader, including temperature alert notifications, can then be downloaded to a PC for emailing and permanent storage.

“We focused on making this product easy to use,” said David Light, CEO at PakSense. “There are no repeaters, gateways or other costly infrastructure investments required. We believe this uncomplicated approach will resonate with our customers.”

PakSense Ultra Wireless Labels are flat, about the size of a credit card, and are encased in waterproof food-grade packaging. Environmentally friendly, they take up less space, have a low carbon footprint, and can be easily returned to PakSense for recycling. The labels can also be used to easily monitor cold cases in retail stores.