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AIDS Research Lab Receives Lifetime Accsense Temperature Monitoring

CAS DataLoggers has just granted the University of Southern California’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Virology Research Laboratory a Lifetime Monitoring Subscription for their Accsense Temperature Monitoring System. Read more about how these advanced temperature monitoring systems help protect the lab’s samples! Read more in our latest Press Release!

How to Use Temperature Data Loggers to Simplify Warehouse Storage

Whether storing products for use in food processing or storing manufacturing materials such as metals and alloys, warehouses are increasingly utilizing temperature dataloggers to monitor their products and environments. At CAS DataLoggers we address these questions every day from callers so we’ve summarized the most useful factors to consider when putting together a temperature monitoring system for your business. Read more on our Temperature Data Logger Tutorial page.

Pharma Cold Chain Transparency Achieved with UHF RFID Temp Tags

Medlog Tracks and Traces Medicines All the Way to the Customer

CHESTERLAND OH—July 30, 2014

Showcasing the use of UHF RFID technology in the pharma cold chain, CAEN RFID products have successfully provided the temperature monitoring solution for Medlog, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical distributor Cooprofar. Medlog considered using UHF RFID temperature loggers for their pharma cold chain to give workers a way to accurately track product temperatures en route to customers. Read more about this streamlined operation in our latest Applications Note.

The 6 Most Important Parts of a Temperature Monitoring System

Monitor and Alarm Your Products and Processes

CHESTERLAND OH—June 25, 2014

You may know that you need a temperature monitoring system but aren’t sure how to purchase or use one. At CAS DataLoggers we’ve put together this basic tutorial covering the 6 parts to a typical Temperature Monitoring System so you can choose which is best for your application. Learn all the essentials in our latest White Paper.

Temperature Monitoring Vaccines in Remote Clinics

Using Accsense A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pods

CHESTERLAND OH—November 21, 2011

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the datalogging solution for Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services, providing installation of a new temperature monitoring and alarm system for use in a statewide immunization program. Most of the centers contained at least one medical refrigerator and freezer, with some sites requiring additional monitoring. Across the healthcare industry, refrigerator temperatures were often kept too cold rather than too warm, but freezing temperatures could irreversibly reduce vaccine potency, forming a risk to patient health. Further, these damaging exposures to freezing temperatures were not always obvious afterward, and could lack any visible signs of freezing; therefore these extremely sensitive supplies required highly-accurate monitoring. Heeding a recent Center for Disease Control estimation that anywhere from 20% to 33% of healthcare providers stored their vaccines at improper storage temperatures, the organization kept its commonly-administered vaccines at a temperature constant of 35°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). To help safeguard these precious substances, the organization began searching for an advanced temperature monitoring and alarm system that featured RTD and thermocouple inputs, sophisticated alarm capabilities with alert messaging, and power over Ethernet technology to decrease the number of wires required to install the network. This system would also need to be simple to setup and use without requiring help from the IT department or extensive training sessions.

Alaska’s DHSS installed 30 A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pods in their 26 public health centers handling storage and dispensation of critical medicines and vaccines. The A2-05 pods were connected to medical refrigerators and freezers to provide convenient monitoring for every unit in the clinics and automatically sending their data to the secure servers at Accsense, which encrypted all the data. This automated solution had a quick installation and easy setup since the dataloggers featured centralized management with no software to install–users simply plugged the monitor into a router with a DHCP server or assigned it a fixed IP address with the Accsense utility. Additionally, the pods could be utilized with other Accsense wired and wireless monitors to form the ideal configuration for specific applications.

Specifically designed for measuring temperatures in medical refrigerators, freezers, incubators, and in cryogenic storage, these LAN-wired temperature monitor pods featured inputs for two external RTD temperature probes with a temperature range of -100°C (-148°F) to +100°C (+212°F) for use in refrigerators and freezers, and an additional input for 1 thermocouple measuring from -200°C (-328°F) to -100°C (-148°F) for use in cryogenic storage units. Each monitor included a power adapter and Ethernet cables, supporting power over Ethernet for a lower cost and easier maintenance compared to traditional wiring. In case of a power failure or network connection loss, the Accsense system could keep running for 6 hours on its internal lithium battery, during which the data loggers would continue to buffer data. During outages, the pods could store up to 256 data points or until connection was restored, ensuring that the vaccines remained under monitoring.

Clinic personnel used the pods to access both live and historic data and to set local and remote alarms to trigger whenever fridge or freezer temperatures went out of specification. Alarm levels and contacts could be sent by phone, email, and text message. For convenience, multiple wired monitors could all be viewed from a single screen, even located across the clinic’s statewide remote health centers. Users could also login using any Web browser to retrieve reports and graphs or modify the system’s configuration from anywhere Internet connection was available.

The State of Alaska’s Dept. of Health and Social Services benefitted immediately following installation of the Accsense temperature monitoring system in several key ways. The A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pods performed continual temperature monitoring for the medical refrigerators and freezers across the organization’s 26 remote locations, offered advanced alarming features, and automatically sent the data to secure servers. Additionally, the dataloggers supported power over Ethernet for simple installation and setup, and personnel soon became knowledgeable in every aspect of the system’s operation. The Accsense temperature pods entirely replaced the clinics’ old alarm systems, increasing safety measures and decreasing staff response times. CAS also provided value-added tech support to the program as it got up and running with its new monitoring and alarming technology.

Check out the Accsense A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pod product page here.

For further information on the A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pod, for a selection of wireless Accsense monitoring and alarming systems, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

CAS Installs Temperature Monitoring System For Alaska Immunization Program

Accsense A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pods

CHESTERLAND OH—November 17, 2011

CAS DataLoggers has recently provided the datalogging solution for the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services, providing installation of an Accsense temperature monitoring and alarm system for their new statewide immunization program. The organization acquired over 30 A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pods for their 26 public health centers handling storage and dispensation of critical medicines and vaccines. Most of the centers contain at least one medical refrigerator and freezer, with some sites requiring additional monitoring. The Accsense system entirely replaced the clinics’ old alarm systems, thus increasing safety measures and decreasing staff response times.

The A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pod is designed for measuring temperatures in medical refrigerators, freezers, incubators, and in cryogenic storage. This LAN-wired temperature monitor pod has inputs for two external RTDs temperature probes with a temperature range of -100°C (-148°F) to +100°C (+212°F) for use in refrigerators, freezers and incubators, and an additional input for 1 thermocouple measuring from -200°C (-328°F) to -100°C (-148°F) for use in cryogenic storage units. Each monitor includes a power adapter and Ethernet cables and supports Power over Ethernet technology to decrease the number of wires required to install the network, all at a lower cost and easier maintenance compared to traditional wiring. In case of a power failure or network connection loss, the Accsense system has an internal lithium battery to keep running for 6 hrs, during which the pods will continue to buffer data, storing up to 256 data points or until connection is restored, keeping the vaccines carefully monitored.

Each pod was connected to a medical refrigerator and/or freezer, providing convenient monitoring for every unit in the clinics and automatically sending their data to the secure servers at Accsense, encrypting all data.This automated solution is designed for quick installation and easy setup since the pod features centralized management with no software to install–users can simply plug the monitor into a router with a DHCP server or assign it a fixed IP address with the Accsense utility. Additionally, the pods can be utilized with other Accsense wired and wireless monitors to form the ideal configuration for specific applications.

Clinic staff can now use the pods to access both live and historic data as well as set both local and remote alarms. Alarm levels and contacts can be sent by phone, email, and text message. Multiple wired monitors can all be viewed from a single screen, even when located in the clinic’s different remote health centers. Users can then login using any Web browser to retrieve reports and graphs or modify the system’s configuration from anywhere Internet connection is available.
Additionally, CAS Sales Manager Pete Martin trained all available staff in the use of the new Accsense system, and the department recorded these meetings for the benefit of absent and future staff members, ensuring a high level of knowledgeability and safety procedures among the entire staff. CAS is also providing value-added tech support to the program as it gets up and running with its new monitoring and alarming technology.

Check out the Accsense A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pod product page here.

For further information on the A2-05 Ethernet Wired Temperature Measurement Pod, other Accsense monitoring and alarming systems, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com