With the advent of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food and beverage manufacturers, produce growers and retailers are deploying digital solutions to manage their food safety and compliance needs. The reference design extends the capabilities of Zebra’s recently announced smart refrigeration solution to mobile supply chain scenarios - providing real-time intelligence and electronic records of integrity to meet food safety guidelines.
The easy-to-deploy, cloud-based temperature monitoring solution uses wireless sensors, mesh networking, mobile computers and the Zatar Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service. The solution also utilizes the Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions’ Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK) that includes multiple sensors for monitoring various product conditions.
A user-friendly dashboard, real-time alerts and notifications for proactive actions provide companies with a simple, accurate way to monitor their products.
“Visibility across the food supply chain is vital today for protecting consumers and meeting regulatory demands,” said Tom Bianculli, VP, Emerging Technology Office, Zebra Technologies. “Zebra is focused on building an ecosystem around its Zatar platform that will enable partners to create enterprise applications for our customers. By developing this reference design with Bosch, we are helping partners build and enable compelling food safety solutions.”