CLEVELAND — Emanate Wireless has announced the launch of the company’s newest solution, PowerPath Temp, a health care refrigeration monitoring device capable of identifying and providing advance notice of potential equipment failure.

“Today’s devices monitor the temperature of refrigerators and let health care industry employees know when temperatures fall out of spec,” said Neil Diener, chief executive officer of Emanate Wireless. “Our newest device, PowerPath Temp, monitors ac power in addition to temperature parameters. That means it’s capable of notifying health care workers before there’s a problem.”

For the health care industry, the company said this new product represents an opportunity to preserve often-expensive or even irreplaceable items like pharmaceuticals, vaccines, or human organs and tissues requiring a constant temperature for storage.

By monitoring the ac power current, PowerPath Temp can detect laboring compressors and notify maintenance personnel before refrigeration fails. Notification is accomplished via a browser-based dashboard or mobile application. In this manner, the device is capable of saving thousands of dollars, or even saving lives.

“Imagine having to explain to an organ or tissue recipient that a donated product has spoiled,” said Diener. “Now imagine never having to. That’s the difference this new product will make for some people. We couldn’t be more proud to bring it to market, and I couldn’t be more proud of our engineering team for creating it.”

PowerPath is easily installed, said the company. It mounts on the side of a health care or pharmaceutical refrigerator or freezer and gets plugged-in between the refrigerator’s or freezer’s plug and an ac outlet. Its temperature probe gets inserted from the back of the refrigerator’s or freezer’s plug or behind the door seal.

In addition to temperature and ac power status, PowerPath Temp can monitor other conditions, such as whether a door has been left ajar — another condition that can lead to problems for health care providers. The device includes a rechargeable, lifetime battery and Wi-Fi technology. It also features low-energy Bluetooth technology to communicate to the PowerPath mobile application.

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Publication date: 3/14/2016

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