A wireless temperature tracker, Emerald, that connects to smartphones through Bluetooth, has been introduced by Ryan Systems Inc.
The company’s TransCert divison of Canyon Lake, CA, is providing the product, which specializes in cold chain food safety and quality compliance for fresh produce and other cargo.
Emerald stores up to 4,000 temperature readings, according to a news release, and does not require dedicated computer equipment. The EmeraldView smartphone application connects via Bluetooth to program Emerald devices and view data. There’s also an option to upload information — including location information from the smartphone — for authorized parties to check online.
Two inches in diameter, Emerald supports temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C (or F) and integrates. The battery is replaceable. The technology is remotely configured, includes alert capabilities and a free app download. Start, stop and read interval times are remotely set.
A 20% discount is offered through the end of 2013. Cloud data storage is optional.
“Emerald leverages today’s widespread use of smartphones to read temperature data and push it to the Cloud,” John Ryan, president of Ryan Systems, said in the release. “This provides a point-by-point tracking solution similar to those offered by national and international shipping services, without any heavy infrastructure or dedicated equipment.”