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.
During the announcement at the IQPC Cold Chain Conference in Philadelphia, ATI demonstrated the LOG-IC NFC app on a Google Nexus S smartphone. Exhibitors highlighted the simplicity of the process, showing how quickly users could use a smartphone to access real-time data and complete temperature histories from a data logger. Based on the Android operating system, the app functions on any NFC-capable smartphone.
“LOG-IC was designed to take full advantage of advances in wireless technology,” said Matty Toomb, ATI vice president of sales and marketing. “The NFC app continues our efforts to deliver comprehensive, easy-to-use temperature monitoring solutions that reduce risk, while saving time and costs.”
ATI developers embedded near field communication technology in LOG-IC data loggers, enabling them to communicate with the LOG-IC NFC smartphone app. After scanning the data logger, users immediately see the data on the smartphone display and have the option to view it in various formats. All existing capabilities of LOG-IC data loggers have been maintained in the NFC version.
The new app includes the fully featured LOG-IC software, which offers clear, accurate decision support, as well as extensive analysis and documentation. Users can automatically and instantly generate a variety of reports, charts, and graphs to meet individual needs. Capitalizing on the capabilities of the smartphone, the app also allows users to share data with associates and export it to other applications.
“Cold chain management now has an answer to eliminate major barriers to cost-effective temperature monitoring,” explained Toomb. “The LOG-IC app significantly quickens your ability to respond to risk. It also provides total mobility, effectively offering decision support where it’s needed. And it consolidates resources, with the smartphone replacing distributed readers and other electronic equipment. No other solution offers this level of functionality at such a relatively low cost per use.”
General market availability of the LOG-IC NFC app is scheduled for January 2012. Meanwhile, ATI is releasing the app to companies who wish to participate in the Pilot Program.