Clarity-CCITM Cold Chain Integrity

Ensuring Safe Shipment, Storage and Handling While Increasing Yield, Quality and Accountability in the Cold Supply Chain
Cold Chain IntegrityDALLAS TX, USA–(Marketwire) – Xterprise Incorporated, a Gold-Certified Microsoft??? ISV partner, has announced the general availability of its Clarity??? CCI – Cold Chain Integrity solution.

The solution addresses the need to ensure safe handling, storage and shipment of pharmaceuticals, engineered materials, produce, foods and beverages, and volatile raw materials by continuously monitoring and analyzing various environmental variables that affect the integrity and quality of these products.

“The risk is real and the stakes are high. Whether your industry is pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, beverage, specialized material, or logistics providers to these industries, the loss of a single shipment can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Jim Caudill, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at Xterprise.

“The Clarity CCI??? solution minimizes this risk using Active RFID technology to continuously monitor temperature, movement, humidity, and many other variables, providing highly granular visibility and analysis of these variables across all stakeholders.”


High-accuracy radiation thermometry at PTB

An Article From the PTB,the National Metrology Institute of Germany


Among the great variety of temperature-measurement techniques, radiation thermometry has a unique potential. As an optical contactless method, it allows remote sensing of the object temperature without influencing it, measurements of rapidly moving objects, and measurements of very high temperatures.

Its high flexibility, its great accuracy potential, and the possibility of accurately tracing the measurement back to the International Temperature Scale (ITS) have made radiation thermometry a method widely used in science, industry, medicine, and everyday life.

Traceability of temperature measurements is of increasing importance, as further globalisation will require comparability of temperature measurement world-wide. This can be ensured only if the measurement can be traced back to the ITS, which means that the result of a measurement can be related to stated references of the ITS through an unbroken chain of comparisons, all of them with stated uncertainties.

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the National Metrology Institute of Germany, maintains, provides, and further develops a wide range of instrumentation for radiation temperature measurements, allowing temperature measurements to be carried out from -60??C to 3000 ??C which are directly traceable to the ITS.


Webinar: IR Thermography for Home Inspectors

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Duration: 40 minutes – Presenter: John Snell – Session Fee: $45

John SnellThe Web — The Snell Group’s Infrared Thermography for Home Inspectors Webinar will help attendees learn about how infrared can assist home inspectors by increasing the effectiveness of their services.

Discover why thermography is used, the types of issues that can be detected, what training and equipment are recommended as well as standards and resources that are available.

The presentation will last 30 minutes followed by an available 10 minute question and answer session.


Temperature Pressure & HumidityData Logger

Omega OM-CP-PRHTEMP2000 with LCD Display

OM-CP-PRHTEMP2000 Pressure Humidity and Temperature Data LoggerStamford CT, USA — The OM-CP-PRHTEMP2000 is perfect for applications requiring instant remote readings of environmental parameters, including temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure.

The 8-button keypad and large LCD provide convenient access to current data and recorder configuration. Statistics can be cleared at any time during logging.


IR Technology & Applications Webcast

From SPIE Defense and Security 2008
Infrared Technology & Applications WebcastThe Web: These presentations from SPIE???s Infrared Technology and Applications conference, given on 19 March 2008 at SPIE Defense+Security, cover 3rd Generation Infrared Imagers.

This family of imagers is designed to answer the performance requirements of the defense and security communities for longer target detection, recognition, identification, and intent determination ranges.

These requirements are the drivers behind the dramatic development of several leading edge technologies in the fields of infrared focal plane arrays, FPAs, and the smart signal processing in and behind these FPAs.

Performance requirements, technology development, and imager concepts are discussed by the presenters.


Temp Measurement Myths

Temperature Profile Analysis image
Marlboro MA, USA — From the folks at Data Translation comes three Myths and truths about using data acquisition devices to make better temperature measurements.

Myth #1

Thermocouples and RTDs are difficult to measure precisely because they are tiny signals, usually in the presence of noise and common mode voltage.

The approach to make good measurements is to isolate each channel from the other and from the computer ground. The maximum isolation range should be well in excess of the highest common mode voltage.

Then measurement should be made with a 24-bit A/D converter per channel to get maximum accuracy.


Prototype Terahertz Imager

Promises Biochem Advances

Post-processed terahertz image{CAPTION: The NIST terahertz imaging system reveals slight temperature differences, as shown in this post-processed image. The color scale ranges from blue indicating 301 K or 28.75 degrees C, to red indicating 302.5 K or 29.35 degrees C. The image was made of the test scene shown in the photo, a room-temperature ring on top of a warmer absorber material. Quantitative analysis shows the current system can distinguish structures with dimensions as small as 4 millimeters, to be significantly improved in the future. Credit: NIST}

Gaitherburg MD, USA — Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new imaging system that detects naturally occurring terahertz radiation with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution.

The technology may become a new tool chemical and biochemical analyses ranging from early tumor detection to rapid and precise identification of chemical hazards for homeland security instruments.