AUSTIN, Texas — HotSchedules®, a provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, has partnered with Cooper-Atkins Corp. to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to the restaurant industry. Their integration is designed to ensure food safety and eliminate waste by transmitting real-time temperature alerts from the Cooper-Atkins Blue2 Bluetooth thermocouple instrument to HotSchedules Logbook via the HotSchedules IoT Platform. Restaurant staff will be able to receive warnings on their smartphones and take action before cold storage and freezers reach hazardous temperature levels.
Cooper-Atkins is a leading manufacturer of time, temperature, and humidity instruments. Restaurants use its products to properly cook, store, hold, and monitor temperatures and thereby prevent bacterial growth in foods.
Restaurants that use Cooper-Atkins Blue2 can now transmit temperature readings to the HotSchedules IoT Platform and generate alerts in Logbook, a mobile application built for task and shift communication. So for instance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) sample Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) model for raw pork sausage calls for it to be stored below 40°F at all times. If a restaurant normally stores pork sausage at 30° and Blue2 reads 35°, Logbook can automatically produce a warning message on staff members’ mobile devices. The message may also include what remedial actions to take and the service technician’s phone number.