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The current buzz word in technology today is The Internet of Things (IoT). The definition is typically understood as “everyday objects having network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.”

In a recent article from Business Insider titled “The 6 Basic Building Blocks of the Things in the Internet of Things”, author, Marcelo Ballve, writes “This shift to connectivity in once-inert things - the logical next step in the growing ubiquity of the internet - will force companies large and small to transform dramatically.” Manufacturers and logistics providers, global shippers, and local transportation markets dealing in temperature-sensitive commodity shipments are now taking advantage of these capabilities.

The Kauffman Foundation writes, “Food demand is expected to increase 70 percent by 2050, and agriculture technology will be critical to increase productivity in the face of significant environmental constraints and challenges.”

DeltaTrak® has been offering clients technology to continually monitor temperature in real-time, well before the “IoT” became a catchphrase. This real-time data capture enables cold chain process visibility enables instant, hands-on information on the integrity of a product.

DeltaTrak’s FlashTrak Telematics wireless system eliminates the need for manual probing of products to obtain its temperature, since the technology uses a validated method for measuring the internal temperature of produce. Data are reported wirelessly and upload to a secure account on DeltaTrak’s ColdTrak Data Central, our cloud-based service. Crucial data can be accessed and analyzed by management at any time, from anywhere in the world.

DeltaTrak’s Telematics System also offers ‘product emulation’ capabilities, a product temperature modeling algorithm which emulates the true impact of temperature changes in the product being transported.

Optimizing your operations is achieved in a flash, when you integrate FlashTrak Telematics into your set-up. The advantages of having 24/7 visibility of temperature conditions provides the security, knowing that product is delivered safely, and that there are records to document this data.

An uninterrupted, streamlined, and highly efficient supply chain is fundamental to a company’s success. As more and more companies get on board with newer technologies, demands for these technologies will inevitably result in prices for these products to deflate in cost.

For more information about our FlashTrak Telematics systems, please contact: 1-(800)-962-6776

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Ray joined DeltaTrak in 2010 as Marketing Manager and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Chief Operating Officer of DataMark Inc.

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