The Ultra Wireless Labels are activated and applied to products or products' packaging prior to shipping. The company said that at any point during distribution the Ultra Wireless Reader can collect data from any label within a 100m/300ft line of sight range or approximately 20m/60ft obstructed range with the touch of a button. Information from up to 30 labels can be downloaded at one time.
PakSense Ultra Wireless Labels are flat, about the size of a credit card, and are encased in packaging that is said to be safe for food contact. The company also claims that the labels being environmentally friendly, take up less space and have a lower carbon foot print than competing products. They can also be used to monitor cold cases in retail stores.
According to the company, time and temperature data can be examined on the screen of the Ultra Wireless Reader immediately after download, which improves reaction times and helps users make quick decisions on product quality. Detailed information from the reader, including temperature summary information and alert notifications, can then be downloaded to a PC for emailing and permanent storage.
David Light, chief executive officer at PakSense, said: "Our line of wireless labels has been in use and tested by suppliers and retailers throughout the United States for more than a year. We are very pleased to offer the unique benefits of this product to our European customers.
"There are no repeaters, gateways or other costly infrastructure investments required to use PakSense Ultra Wireless Labels. We believe this simple approach will resonate with our customers worldwide."