FreightWatch adds temperature monitoring service

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Updated Jun 3, 2011

FreightWatch International, a logistics security services provider, announced it is offering real-time temperature monitoring service in conjunction with its suite of cargo monitoring capabilities. The temperature capabilities are an add-on option to the FreightWatch Geo F2 Tracker. Also known to pharmaceutical and food/beverage clients as the “Pill Bottle Tracker,” it can be placed covertly within a pill bottle for theft recovery or diversion visibility.

“Temperature monitoring is an integral part of the complete layered security solution, which provides clients with real-time information in the event their shipment becomes compromised by out-of-bounds temperature or humidity readings,” says Barry Conlon, FreightWatch chief executive officer. “By adding these new capabilities, our clients are immediately alerted to ambient temperature changes, which expose susceptible freight to spoilage or contamination.”

The company says that in the event of a temperature exception outside a specified range, clients are notified immediately by the FreightWatch Command & Control Center, enabling immediate corrective action. The Geo F2 Tracker is designed to monitor temperatures in ranges from -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.