LoRa Simplifies Food Safety Operations

CM Systems, the world's leading provider of monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness, was the first company to incorporate LoRa®-based wireless sensors and LoRaWAN® networks in a temperature monitoring system for commercial kitchens. Customers range from large restaurant chains such as Shake Shack, Five Guys, and Hard Rock Café to growing regional brands like City Barbeque and Hattie B’s. The IoT solution penetrates stainless steel doors, concrete walls, and even multiple stories while boosting battery efficiency with sensors that can last for years on off-the-shelf batteries. In February 2018, downtown Nashville experienced a power outage after Hattie B’s had closed for the night. With ComplianceMate's LoRa®-based alert system, store management was notified about the failure immediately and was able to safely transport the at-risk product to another facility – saving $35,000 to $50,000 worth of inventory.

“LoRa® devices present exciting new opportunities for restaurants to get smart about their operations, implement more effective food safety systems and drive greater efficiencies,” said Steve Getraer, President of CM Systems. “We already had what we felt was a very stable wireless Bluetooth sensor, and were introduced to LoRa® devices and discovered it was secure, low-power, and produced a significantly more reliable signal even in difficult conditions.”

“Our collaboration with CM Systems allows restaurants to control performance, protect their brand, identify operational deficiencies, and reduce food safety risk,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “LoRa® devices’ key capabilities, easy to deploy, long-range, and low power, make it an ideal IoT platform for cold chain asset tracking.”

Source: Semtech Press Releases
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