MINNETONKA, Minn., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today introduced the Digi Smart Solutions™ group. Created from the strategic assets of the Digi Honeycomb™, FreshTemp™ and SMART Temps® product lines, the combined group will offer solutions to address the specific needs of foodservice, transportation and logistics, and healthcare industries including pharmacy.
Designed to deliver real-time insights, Digi Smart Solutions provide an efficient subscription-based service that continuously and wirelessly monitors task management activities and the temperature of perishable, high-value goods. Digi Smart Solutions provide centralized oversight of food safety processes, improve operational efficiencies, and provide chain of custody verification.
Digi Smart Solutions help organizations comply with public health requirements and food safety regulations set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"With the wealth of our assets and expertise we have best-in-class products for local businesses as well as international enterprises. Our solutions span the entire chain of custody to help companies achieve operational efficiencies, complete visibility and verification of compliance," said Kevin C. Riley, Digi's chief operating officer who oversees the Smart Solutions group. "Additionally, as markets' needs continue to unfold, we'll be able to update our products to address those changes."
A Tailored Solution for Each Industry
Digi Smart Solutions address the day-to-day issues of maintaining product quality and safety while lowering costs and achieving overarching goals of higher customer satisfaction and brand reputation. They also address the needs of customers with unique challenges that span operational and safety regulatory requirements. Digi has established itself as a clear leader with more than 10,000 locations under management, a combined 25 years of temperature management experience and more than 1 billion temperature sensor readings. A sample of current customers includes Tim Hortons, Love's Travel Stops, Hennepin County Medical Center, Rite Aid Corporation, and the University of Notre Dame. The Digi Smart Solutions group has three primary areas:
Foodservice: Products are designed to address the wide variety of environments in the foodservice industry including Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), full service restaurants, corporate dining, grocery stores, convenience stores and food service operations within other locations (i.e. movie theaters, rest stops, etc.). The system helps customers meet stringent task management, food safety and sanitation needs to securely capture, document, and report equipment and food temperatures to meet and exceed the U.S. FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Model Food Code. The solutions streamline manual operational checklists and provide insight to managers on how well their teams are adhering to quality and food safety guidelines.
In educational settings (K-12, higher education), Digi Smart Solutions allow local and state agencies to document and streamline processes for schools participating in Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Child Nutrition Programs. These programs require a food safety program based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles that conform to guidance issued by the USDA. The guidelines address all aspects of foodservice (receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, reheating, holding, assembling, packaging, transporting and serving).
Transportation and Logistics: Products provide real-time and location-based temperature monitoring. Recent innovations in GPS and low power wireless sensing technology give customers complete visibility throughout the transport chain. As part of the FSMA, the FDA issued new food safety rules to prevent food contamination during transportation. Specific areas of FSMA compliance include transport asset sanitation and pre-cooling, temperature control and tracking, temperature certification and data exchange, and data retention. Digi Smart Solutions transportation products follow HACCP and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) standards to provide a traceable independent audit of both reefer units and product temperatures. For more information, see "Digi International Introduces Digi SafeTemps for Transportation and Logistics."
Healthcare and Pharmacy: Digi Smart Solutions for healthcare provides task management and real-time temperature monitoring solutions of critical items in pharmacy, hospital, blood bank and laboratory settings, including vaccines, medications, and other critical items. For pharmaceuticals, Digi Smart Solutions helps support the CDC Guidelines for Vaccine Storage (2016), along with the various Board of Pharmacy standards and Department of Health Vaccine For Children requirements.
Digi Smart Solutions are comprised of easy-to-install hand-held probes, wireless sensors, gateways and easy-to-use software that allow temperature data and tasks to be monitored, logged, and retrieved. Additionally, the solutions offer an open API for integration into back-office systems. Digi Smart Solutions are available in a variety of subscription-based models for HACCP and NIST environments, and requires no capital expense. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription with information hosted on servers managed by Digi.
For more information visit: www.digi.com/smart-solutions.
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we've helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
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