|PakSense Reader & Software|
Tools for downloading and interpreting data captured by the PakSense Labels
The PakSense Ultra Wireless Reader is used to download data from Ultra Wireless Labels.
With the simple touch of a button, the Ultra Wireless Reader will collect data from any Ultra Wireless Label within 300 feet (91 meters) line of sight or 60 feet (18 meters) obstructed. Information from up to 30 Ultra Wireless Labels can be collected at once. Data can be examined on the screen of the Ultra Wireless Reader immediately after download. Data can then be downloaded into files on a PC for permanent record keeping.
Interpreting the Data with the PakSense Software
Data on each label is stored as a unique file and each contains three primary pieces of information. First, a graph is provided which gives a quick visual display of temperature fluctuations experienced during shipping. Second, a spread sheet is provided that indicates the temperature taken in a time/date matrix. Temperature measurements are taken every minute and averaged for a five minute period or can be programmed to the customer’s exact specifications. Total time out of temperature range is also displayed. Information found in the matrix enables the user to pinpoint the date and time that shipping conditions drifted outside of acceptable temperature range and for how long.
Finally, PakSense can interpret all data collected in a time/temperature algorithm and provide the customer with a remaining shelf-life estimate or PakSense Quality Indicator (PQI). Users will be able to estimate what effect temperature variation has had on a product’s shelf life and use this information to make better decisions about product quality and safety.