Measurement software launched

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Manufacturing equipment provider DeltaTRAK has launched a number of
software versions to be used in conjunction with its line of
temperature and temperature/humidity data loggers. Ensuring the
correct humidity levels for food production is of critical
importance, especially with tighter legislation coming into force.

A number of improvements have been made to In-Transit FlashLink Software version 7.0, which is used to download data from the company's In-Transit FlashLink data loggers, and the programme can now be downloaded free from the company's website​.

"We have not only improved the user interface,"​ said company president Fred Wu. "We have also added several new features, such as serial port communication capability, to give our users more flexibility for downloading data."

Loggers can now continue to be downloaded with a 25-pin PC data cable into a parallel port, or they can be downloaded using a customised serial port adapter. Additional new software features include an embedded independent email engine to simplify file sharing, and automatic archiving of emailed data, to keep records safe for future reference.

The company has also released Program Manager version 7.0, which is used to programme various parameters on its reusable FlashLink Data Loggers, as well as to download the data. It has the same new features and enhancements as the In-Transit FlashLink Software. A customised serial port adaptor is also available with the software.

Another temperature measurement concept to have been recently launched is Syscan International's new RFID-based Tempasure solution for monitoring shipments of temperature sensitive products. This integrated tracking system can be used to record the various temperature ranges undergone by a particular product as it travels both nationally or internationally.

The company claims that having the ability to have a permanent, incontrovertible record of the temperature history of a product enhances the safety of the consumer, lowers insurance costs and reduces the possibility of legal disputes over the liability for a particular loss. Syscan contends that the real time tracking capability of an RFID temperature sensitive label along with the other component parts of the system is the answer.

Ensuring the correct humidity levels for food production is crucial. In both the US and EU for example, legislation requires sectors such as the meat processing sector to control condensation on ceilings and other overhead surfaces that may drip onto, and possibly contaminate, food products being processed.

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