Temperature monitoring system for perishable supply chain
Digi International, Minnetonka, Minn., introduced Digi SafeTemps. Designed in conjunction with leading transportation and logistics companies, Digi SafeTemps provides precise and continuous visibility using wireless monitors that automatically generate temperature alerts and reports of perishable goods throughout the transportation and supply chain process.
A subscription-based service, Digi SafeTemps is comprised of wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged and retrieved independent of the make or model of refrigeration unit.
In addition to providing customers with the ability to meet new FSMA requirements, Digi SafeTemps provides an independent audit of refrigerated trailers. The technology is deployed directly within each zone, and inside the container, a real-time and accurate record verifies that the reefer unit is meeting FSMA requirements.
Digi SafeTemps also provides location-based, real-time temperature monitoring and alert notification. By linking positioning and temperature monitoring, the customer maintains complete visibility throughout the transport chain. The system can locate and monitor refrigeration units in trailer yards during preparation as it leaves the shipper location (i.e. geo-fencing), in transit, arrival at destination and location in the destination yard. During the course of the shipment, the system provides breadcrumbing and zone temperatures with 5-minute stop detection. During transit, through integration with dispatch and telematics software, shippers and carriers are immediately alerted to any temperature event. Additionally, by placing the Digi SafeTemps gateway on the outside refrigeration unit, an LED light visibly alerts yard managers, shippers and carriers to any temperature fail event.
Through proactive, real-time monitoring, Digi SafeTemps provides automated and detailed trip, shipment and customer delivery reports. Information can be presented in a Digi-hosted dashboard and integrated with ERP, warehouse management systems, dock management systems, yard management systems and transport management systems.
Additionally, automated data logging and temperature tracking provides verification to product-specific temperature rule sets such as the 1- and 4-hour time/temperature rule set. Digi SafeTemps follows HACCP and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) standards to provide a traceable independent audit of both reefer units and product temperatures.