DeltaTrak Inc. has introduced FlashTrak Telematics, allowing temperature monitoring from the point of harvest through the cold chain.
It’s nominated for best new food safety solution at United Fresh 2014, set for June 10-13 in Chicago. Pleasanton, Calif.-based DeltaTrak will exhibit at the trade show’s booth 855.
The technology provides internal product temperatures without the need for pulp testing, according to a news release. It aims to reduce shrinkage.
It can provide real-time data collection at any specified point in the cold chain or be used with data loggers shipped with the produce. With loggers, data is uploaded on arrival.
Temperature and humidity data can be collected using the FlashTrak hardware, which may include a mobile control system for transport or a facility control system for fixed locations such as a cold storage warehouse, pre-coolers or processing facilities.
DeltaTrak offers wireless loggers and a cloud-based service to access data remotely.
Reporting alarms via e-mail or text message are provided, as are graphs and charts which can be integrated into an existing network.
Integration with existing enterprise resource planning systems and on-demand supply chain management applications can be implemented through ColdTrak Connect.
In the mobile offering, the shipper uses FlashTrak TM data loggers to record ambient air or actual product temperature — or both — while ColdTrak Data Central sets parameters for alerts. The data loggers are mounted inside truck trailers and wirelessly communicate temperature measurements to a mobile control system installed in the truck cab. Users are notified of temperature issues by audio alarms, text messages, and e-mails. Data is automatically uploaded to ColdTrak Data Central, where it is analyzed and reports are generated.
The cold storage facility offering monitors warehouse temperatures and displays information on a tablet via the facility control system. A combination of loggers and optional repeaters enable monitoring. Like the mobile offering, data is uploaded.