New Smartphone App for Data Loggers
At the IQPC Cold Chain Conference in Philadelphia, American Thermal Instruments (ATI) unveiled a smartphone app for accessing its LOG-IC NFC data logger to scan, review, and communicate real-time temperature monitoring data.
At the event, ATI used a Google Nexus S smartphone to show how users could 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, ATI reported in a press release.
“LOG-IC was designed to take full advantage of advances in wireless technology,” said Matty Toomb, ATI vice president of sales and marketing, in the press release. “The NFC app continues our efforts to deliver comprehensive, easy-to-use temperature monitoring solutions that reduce risk, while saving time and costs.”
Embedded near-field communication technology in LOG-IC data loggers allows 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, ATI explained in the press release. All existing capabilities of LOG-IC data loggers have been maintained in the NFC version. Users can produce reports, charts, and graphs to meet individual needs and can 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 in the release. “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.”