Digi International, Minnetonka, Minn., introduced Digi Honeycomb, an easy-to-deploy service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods.

Ideal for restaurants, grocers, convenience stores, warehouses and transportation companies, Digi Honeycomb is comprised of hand-held probes, wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged and retrieved and be easily integrated into back-office systems. In delivering a complete solution that encompasses front-of-house and back-of-house environments, Digi Honeycomb also allows perishable food providers to address food safety, chain-of-custody verification, loss prevention (shrinkage), proof of compliance and labor costs.

Automatic alerts can be set for all types of temperatures (frozen, refrigerated, ambient, hot-holding) and to issue alerts whenever temperature exceptions occur.

Digi Honeycomb is comprised of Bluetooth-enabled hand-held probes, small wireless sensors, wireless gateways and applications such as:

Honeycomb probe and temperature application. Unlike most probes that simply allow users to read current temperature, the Honeycomb probe works in conjunction with the Honeycomb temperature application to dramatically simplify the process of probing and monitoring the temperature of food items. With interchangeable probe tips for measuring a wide range of temperature applications, the Honeycomb probe is a wireless, food-grade device automatically activated by a change in     temperature. Temperatures gathered are wirelessly delivered to the Honeycomb temperature application, typically installed on an Android or iOS tablet. The temperature application guides employees through the step-by-step process of probing, approving and submitting data to the Honeycomb solution. The application contains all food items needing to be probed and allows the user to log corrective actions for products outside of acceptable temperature range.

Honeycomb sensors. Sensors can be installed in a variety of front-of-house and back-of-house equipment such as walk-in refrigerators and freezers, under-counter coolers, showcase units and sandwich lines. In addition, the solution can be designed to identify when door exceptions and potential equipment failure (e.g., stuck in defrost cycle) occurs.

Honeycomb gateway. Installed in front-of-house and back-of-house locations, the Honeycomb gateway collects and uploads all temperature data to the Honeycomb solution for processing, eliminating the need for staff to manually record or enter temperatures into a computer at a later time. This data is then accessible by the Honeycomb application on a mobile device or laptop or for integrating into back-office systems.

Honeycomb application. A dashboard application for managers to monitor and review the temperatures of all refrigeration equipment, the application provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics for all store equipment containing Honeycomb sensors. Accessible via mobile device or PC, Digi Honeycomb can provide a variety of reports and views. Organizations can easily produce process-based compliance reports for documentation to be accessible during regulatory inspections, recover historical temperatures that occurred during power outages and view the summary status of groups of devices.

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