Cooltrax Meets New CARB Compliance Mandates

Cooltrax extends compliance beyond refrigerated shipping containers and trailers operating in California across fleet owners’ entire asset base

December 3, 2012 – Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, today announced it has been recognized by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) as an electronic tracking system (ETS) supplier offering products that meet the criteria for compliance with ARB’s Automated Recordkeeping Requirements for Electric Standby-Equipped or Hybrid Electric Transport Refrigeration Units. With integration to both Thermo King and Carrier units, the Cooltrax solution ensures compliance across the fleet owner’s asset base.

Fresh inTransit a Qualified Alternative Technology

Amendments, approved November 16, 2012, to the original Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) allow for the use of electric standby and hybrid electric systems (together referred to as E/S) as an option for compliance with California’s TRU regulations. When used properly, E/S can qualify as an Alternative Technology when the record keeping and reporting requirements meet compliance standards. The automated record keeping and reporting requirements, using electronic tracking systems (ETS), will be phased in beginning January 1, 2013.

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Cooltrax Makes Food Logistics Annual FL100 List

Dedicated to the food and beverage supply chain the annual list recognizes the top 100 software and technology providers.

December 17, 2012 – Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, today announced it was recognized by Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, as a top software and technology provider in the annual FL100.

The list comprises software providers, and equipment and technology companies, whose products and services help food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors, and grocery retailers attain their business goals. Readers of Food Logistics reference the list to identify leading software and technology providers that play a significant role in the food and beverage industries and related supply chains.

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ATI awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Product Differentiation Excellence Award for Wireless Temperature Monitoring Solutions

Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s 360-Degree Perspective™, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research™ methodology. This unique approach enables us to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership. Based on the findings of this Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2013 North American Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Wireless Temperature Monitoring Solutions to American Thermal Instruments (ATI).

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How RFID Is Changing The Pharma Cold Chain

Life sciences products have grown more complex, and this complexity often increases product value — and sometimes — temperature sensitivity. Either outcome places a greater burden on cold chain professionals to reduce risk.

Many companies consider wireless technologies to improve temperature monitoring efficiency. RFID is a primary component of this approach. In common usage for the past 20 years, RFID loggers (i.e. tags) store product information in a similar fashion to bar codes. Unlike bar codes, however, they wirelessly transmit data without requiring a clear sightline or close contact with a reader. Continue reading

ATI Introduces Industry’s First Fully Functional, Real-Time Temperature Monitoring App for Smartphones

App Turns Smartphone into Powerful Real-Time Temperature Monitoring Tool Providing Instant Access to Full Capabilities of LOG-IC Data Loggers

Philadelphia, PA — September 26, 2011 — American Thermal Instruments (ATI) today announced a smartphone app that enables users to access ATI’s LOG-IC® NFC data logger to scan, review, and communicate real-time temperature monitoring data. The app is the first in the cold chain industry to provide fully functional end-to-end temperature monitoring in real-time. Continue reading

Trend-Setting Cold Chain Technology Results in National Exposure for American Thermal Instruments

DAYTON, Ohio – September 17, 2010 – American Thermal Instruments (ATI) will be featured in a nationally broadcast video on emerging cold chain management technologies. “Today in America,” hosted by Terry Bradshaw, highlights the latest technological trends impacting people and businesses. The five-minute segment featuring ATI will air nationally on the FOX Business Network and in 19 major regional markets on CNN Headline News.

While ATI manufactures a broad range of temperature monitoring devices, its LOG-IC® wireless RFID technology is the primary focus of the “Today in America” broadcast. Brad Proctor, Executive Director & CEO of Dayton Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Convergence Center, a business incubator, explains in the segment that visibility into the cold chain provides critical cost advantages today. Referencing LOG-IC, Proctor says, “this product is probably two years ahead of anybody else out there in the field.” Continue reading

Dyzle PharmaTag keeps medicines safe

Innovative ‘mobile’ solution  increases data integrity, eliminates human error, reduces costs whilst maximizing patient safety. 

The bane of healthcare professionals: Damage to medicines unseen to the naked eye, related to unfavourable transport conditions. Technology innovator Dyzle is about to release a new gadget on the market to address exactly that. PharmaTag enables pharmacists and other healthcare professionals 24/7, live monitoring of pharmaceutical products during their entire journey, from factory to patient.

Almere, 6 September 2011 – The journey taken by a vaccine, clinical trial material or other pharmaceutical product is often long and arduous. From manufacturer to hospital or pharmacy, the medicines may leave the USA, transit through Singapore or Geneva only to arrive much later at their final destination from Amsterdam to a hospital in the north of The Netherlands. It is imperative that vaccines are kept in perfect condition, in order to maintain their integrity. In most cases, temperatures must remain constant, between 2-8 degrees Celcius for example. Currently, the manufacturer, logistics service provider or pharmacist cannot be sure that the product was kept at the right temperature at all times. Continue reading