As the holiday season approaches and 2017 draws to a close, we’re already looking ahead to see what next year might bring. Temperature monitoring is a science, and as such it is continually evolving. As research is conducted, industry trends change and different products are released, all with the intention of creating simpler methods to collect more accurate data. So, what might 2018 look like for those who require temperature monitoring solutions?
This year wireless temperature monitors were rapidly developed and integrated into a number of settings. Hospitals, in particular, have begun to utilise these advanced systems. Different manufacturers have of course produced rival products, but the central unifying feature is the introduction of a cloud-based monitoring system. Next year we predict seeing this technology developed by many providers and adopted by further industries.
A physical monitor is still present in the location requiring regulation, but the information it gathers about the surrounding environment is then transmitted via Wi-Fi, mobile data or an Ethernet connection and uploaded onto an online system. Authorised personnel can then access this information from anywhere.
Technology development always builds on existing science, and we are proud to stock brands and products which have already been moving towards cloud-based monitoring. Computers are already used within the industry, as some devices can be connected and transfer data for temperature monitoring reports. The Berlinger Q-tag® CLm doc LR and Berlinger Fringe-Tag 2 are both USB port compatible, for example. The information they gather can be transferred to a computer, and a report can then be generated as a pdf.
The possibility to perform temperature monitoring checks remotely, and instantly via the cloud could have seriously positive implications for efficiency and accountability in handling temperature sensitive items. It also offers economic benefits for some large businesses, as temperature breaches can be noted instantly from a central location, and resolved swiftly. This new technology could be applied across all industries which require temperature monitoring including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, vaccinations and pharmaceuticals.
We look forward to seeing what the future will look like for temperature monitoring, and are proud to be part of such an innovative industry.