New features to this version include an embedded Comma Separated Values (CSV) file tied to the PDF that lists time and temperature in five minute increments. Readers and proprietary software are not required to download cold chain data.
Time and temperature data listed in the embedded CSV file cannot be changed and the CSV file cannot be separated from the PDF file, however the CSV file may be copied and saved to another location per the user’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Once saved elsewhere, the CSV file may be opened and manipulated using other programs in accordance with company SOPs. 3rd party software is not required to generate the CSV file.
“We have built numerous advantages into this second generation label,” said David Light, CEO at PakSense. “Competitive solutions require 3rd party software to download temperature data. XpressPDF Labels are fully independent.”
BIOmed XpressPDF Labels feature an innovative temperature sensor that is calibrated to NIST standards during manufacturing. The label takes a surface read of the object to which it is attached. Light emitting diodes on the label will flash to indicate a temperature excursion and prompt the user to download full cold chain data via the USB connection. The flat label form factor enables cold chain monitoring in virtually any packaging configuration; packaging modifications are not required. Temperature accuracy is ±0.5°C throughout the label’s entire operating range of -30°C to 60°C. Labels are fully validated for use in the Life Sciences industry.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, PakSense is a market leader in the development of intelligent sensing products specifically designed to monitor perishable goods. PakSense products help manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers determine the quality and safety of food, pharmaceutical, medical, and other environmentally sensitive products. PakSense products are in use in over 75 countries. More information is available on the web at www.paksense.com or by calling +1-208-489-9010.
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