Bluetooth LE Beacons Drive Digital Transformation of Temperature Monitoring


In the cold chain, cold room and refrigerated storage of the foodservice, the healthcare, or other similar industries that involve special temperature control, the shift from paper record-keeping to digital record-keeping has brought the tremendous benefits of IoT disruptive technology to businesses and operators.

As IoT development enters a mature phase driven by the overall pandemic, forward-looking companies and those looking to expand will have to make critical choices to move away from the traditional management and business models and look for reforming solutions that will pay dividends and be competitive for their companies. Many companies are already taking action. IoT technology is sweeping through industries with unstoppable momentum.

And here today, the key insights are about the application values by using Bluetooth LE beacons to drive the digital transformation of temperature monitoring in the huge IoT system, and what Minew can provide for and how Minew help with the digital transformation on temperature monitoring.

Why use digital temperature monitoring technology?

The question is really quite simple. It is a natural consequence of a global environment. Whether from the perspective of global warming trends, resource depletion, and the latest UN carbon neutrality plan, or the perspective of operating costs and ROI (return on investment), digital temperature monitoring is a socially responsible and technologically sustainable action for companies.

The value of this shift cannot be underestimated. After saying goodbye to paper-based temperature records, digital records have brought huge revenues to society and businesses not only in terms of environmental protection but also in terms of various added values.

What are the specific application values?

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First of all, it is environmentally friendly to move from paper-based to electronic devices-based (cell phones, computer platforms, electronic loggers, etc.) for temperature recording. Industries such as foodservice and healthcare need to monitor the temperature in cold chains and refrigeration equipment in real-time to ensure the validity of special items. In the past, a lot of paper was needed to ensure that this task was performed. The environmental benefits of moving away from paper records are immediate.

Secondly, digital temperature monitoring can easily build a huge database for data recording, analysis, and traceability. Combining the powerful data storage capabilities of both the digital temperature monitoring equipment and the Cloud, companies are able to build a data volume of their own. Every record can be stored in the Cloud from the time the device is started up. Managers can easily access every piece of information, analyze the data, and in special cases, enable traceability to enforce accountability management.

Then, digital temperature monitoring can improve efficiency and speed up the process. With digital monitoring, there is no longer a need for employees to manually record data, which is monotonous and mechanical. Greatly improve efficiency and allow employees to be assigned to other tasks, speeding up the entire workflow.

Furthermore, real-time temperature monitoring can help decision-makers take timely and effective responses to problems as they occur. The advantage of IoT devices is that the data is real-time, equivalent to having an invisible pair of eyes watching the place to ensure that the temperature is correct. When the temperature is out of the range of the queue, the device will inform the decision-maker via Bluetooth technology for a timely response. In this way, the damage can be minimized in the event of an emergency, without serious consequences of irreparable damage.

Finally, with the synergistic effect of the above values, companies are able to reduce costs and set up standardized management systems. With the help of digital temperature monitoring, companies are able to greatly reduce the cost of people and equipment while having easy accessibility and operability to data. Progressive standardization of management allows companies to stand in the pandemic and further achieve sustainable development.

Of course, the value of digital temperature monitoring applications can still be explored, how enterprises use more advanced IoT technology to achieve more optimal temperature monitoring is still not a done deal, the future has unlimited possibilities.

Some companies may ask: So is there a faster, smaller, more affordable device to support more temperature data? The following is to introduce our Bluetooth LE enabled IoT devices for temperature monitoring to companies that are still looking for a reliable device supplier, and we provide a cost-effective way to help companies replace and renovate old systems and create new mechanisms that are competitive and innovative.

Outstanding temperature monitoring helpers from Minew

1. P1 Plus Robust Location Beacon

P1 Plus from Minew is a rugged industrial-grade location beacon, with a built-in temperature sensor for asset tracking and management.

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Features:

● Durable in harsh environments
● Magnetic switch
● ACC & Temperature sensors compatible
● IP67 dustproof & waterproof, IK09 shockproof
● Industrial battery with up to 44 months lifetime
● Operating temperature range: -40℃~85℃

Proven by our partner’s use case, P1 Plus functions well in temperature-controlled delivery boxes which contain dairy and meat. These boxes will experience a lot of thermal cycling (0~40℃) and shock during transit. And it can be fixed in cold rooms maintaining a fixed temperature (-25 / -15 / 0 / 5 ℃) for asset management. Find out more information about P1 .

2. S3 T&H Sensor Tag

With a built-in electronic paper display (EPD), the S3 temperature and humidity sensor tag makes data visible. It is a low-power tag with significant advantages in our sensor collection.

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Features:

● 100m broadcasting distance
● IP66 waterproof
● EPD for data visibility
● Temperature and humidity alarm
● Working temperature & humidity range: -25~60℃, 0~100%RH.
● Replaceable battery, optional long or short peripheral probes
● Storage capacity up to 2048 pieces of data

Deployed in the venues like vaccine transport and storage, supermarkets, etc., S3 allows patrollers to see real-time temperatures to ensure the quality of items, and may even help save lives in the healthcare industry. It can also be used in agriculture to monitor soil moisture, making farmers more efficient. In addition, S3 can be used in the home to provide a comfortable living environment for the users. Learn more information about S3.

3. S1 T&H Sensor Tag

This temperature and humidity sensor is usually used in industrial scenarios where remote monitoring is possible without the need for personnel to be physically present on site.

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Features:

● 100m broadcasting distance
● IP66 waterproof
● 3-5 years battery life
● Working temperature & humidity range: -40~60℃, 0~100%RH
● Replaceable battery, optional long or short peripheral probes
● Storage capacity up to 200 pieces of data

Similarly, the use scenario of the S1 sensor tag is not much different from the S3, which can also provide real-time and accurate temperature and humidity monitoring. For more information about S1.

How do these IoT-enabled devices make digital temperature monitoring possible?

By simply installing and deploying these devices on the targeted items or within the designated space, they can send out real-time Bluetooth signals, which can be received by Bluetooth signal receivers (such as Minew’s available G1 Gateways) and uploaded to the Cloud through communication protocols, forming the data block for real-time monitoring and management by responsible operators.

Digital temperature monitoring is a great success due to IoT technology, which is future-proof. If you need to update your business, feel free to contact us and we will help you execute your transformation plan with over a decade of IoT experience. Everything is changing, and we expect you to get on the sails and go ahead of the curve as well.

Editor: Sheila
Reviewer: Rosa

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