Ventura, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Cargo Data's new ATMS (Automated Temperature Monitoring System), is a fresh approach to cold chain monitoring. ATMS has been developed specifically to make compliance with new proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations simple and automatic.
Cargo Data’s updated ATMS combines low-cost, highly accurate digital temperature recorders, Express wireless handheld data retrieval device, and the innovative iMAT terminal. When using this combination of Cargo Data products as a system, Seafood and Meat handlers can achieve full compliance with the proposed FSMA (Section 103) temperature monitoring and data archiving requirements.
Using ATMS is as simple as 1-2-3. 1. Cargo Data’s digital temperature recorders are retrieved from the shipment and docked with the Express handheld device. 2. In less than 5 seconds, Express displays the temperature data in familiar chart form and in numerical report format. This conveniently provides Receiving and QA personnel immediate evaluation of cold-chain integrity—no need to connect the temperature recorder to a computer to view and/or print the temperature chart and details. 3. While the temperature data is displayed on the Express LCD, all the data is automatically transmitted via RF (wireless) to the nearby iMAT (Internet Monitoring and Tracking) terminal. iMAT automatically relays the temperature recorder data to Cargo Data’s secure cloud server using the cell phone data network.
The iMAT terminal is about the size of a notebook and is easily installed in Perishables Receiving areas in just minutes. iMAT requires only standard 120VAC power and cell phone network access to function. Express will confirm on the large LCD that the data has indeed been sent and received by IMAT.
When using ATMS, within moments of arrival at destination, a shipment’s cold chain data is captured, viewed by the Receiver/QA inspector, and posted online, where it is archived for 2 years . The data can be reviewed at any time using the UpLink feature on Cargo Data’s website. Involved parties can enter the unique recorder ID number in the UpLink field on the homepage to view, print, and/or save the data from the recorder. The UpLink feature means that handlers no longer need to waste time with a paper-based system of temperature data archiving, emailing or faxing—this data is available on demand from the Cargo Data website.
Cargo Data’s Automated Temperature Monitoring System brings the newest technology to the Perishables Receiving dock. The system is remarkably simple to use, inexpensive, paperless, and provides handlers of Seafood, Meat, and all other perishable products with automated temperature data archiving. Cargo Data's ATMS provides easy compliance with proposed FMSA temperature monitoring and archiving requirements with one simple off-the-shelf package.
For more information, call Cargo Data Corporation at 800-338-8134, or visit cargodatacorp.com .