Bluetooth LE tag provides temperature monitoring for critical cold chain shipping applications


U.S.-based company has launched a temperature monitoring device designed to track and record temperature fluctuations in critical cold chain shipping applications. The ‘Seguro 120’ can be placed inside any cold storage transit packaging and records temperature throughout the parcel’s journey, alerting the recipient upon arrival if the temperature has moved outside of pre-set limits. 

Monitoring valuable perishables

Powered by Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth® LE SoC, the Seguro 120 has been designed for the transport of valuable perishables with a critical temperature tolerance range, such as pharmaceuticals, biologics, or lab specimens. Measuring 76 by 51 by 6 mm—approximately the size of a credit card—the device can be easily added to most cold chain packaging types. In operation, the dispatcher uses the ‘Seguro’ smartphone app to assign temperature thresholds, start delay, and other monitoring parameters. The user can also store location, photos, shipment tracking numbers, and other useful information in the app. This information is then relayed to the tag using the Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity provided by the Nordic SoC.