DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Peace of mind, expressed in a collective "Ahhh" will be heard among pharmacy, clinical and healthcare professionals across the U.S. as Phononic, the company revolutionizing heating and cooling, introduces SilverPoint™, an advanced Wi-Fi enabled temperature monitoring solution today at the Internet of Things Expo in Las Vegas.
SilverPoint is embedded in Phononic's Evolve™ family of cold storage products, which includes a compact refrigerator (1.8 cu. ft.) available now, a freezer (1.8 cu. ft.) and an undercounter refrigerator (5.5 cu. ft.) available in 2016. In addition to the embedded firmware, cloud-based software connected via Wi-Fi provides advanced temperature monitoring options. SilverPoint technology provides three layers of temperature monitoring security:
- Local audible and visual alerts of temperature excursions, door ajar occurrences and other system events; text and email notifications of alert events
- Integrated temperature monitoring solution with temperature readings recorded at regular intervals and local data extraction via a USB port for record keeping per CDC recommendations
- Wi-Fi connectivity to a secure database providing remote access to regular temperature readings and alert events for all connected units
As a result of improper storage, vaccines – worth millions of dollars – are lost each year. Excessive heat, cold or light exposure can damage vaccines, resulting in reduced potency. Each time vaccines are exposed, potency reduces further. A single exposure to freezing temperatures can destroy some vaccines. SilverPoint provides greater confidence that valuable products are stored safely all of the time with 24/7 alert notifications, both local on the unit and remotely via email or text.
"Effective vaccination storage can save an estimated $70 billion in future healthcare costs. Yet, healthcare professionals are still logging temperatures in notebooks or adding costly after-market monitoring to learn of these threats to their inventory," said Tony Atti, CEO and founder of Phononic. "Our Evolve cold storage solutions include SilverPoint monitoring that provides easy access to live and stored data, delivering on the promise of worry-free operation. The medical market has been asking for this level of connectivity, and Phononic is able to meet this challenge, providing peace of mind along with unprecedented workplace productivity and efficiency."
Atti will highlight the technology during an Internet of Things Expo roundtable discussion "Lessons in Cold Chain: Medical/Pharma" at 1:30 p.m. today. The discussion will also include how using connectivity can create impactful ways to optimize the medical/pharma cold chain so that safety and cost containment go hand in hand.
SilverPoint™ technology is an advanced Wi-Fi enabled temperature monitoring solution embedded in the compressor-free Evolve refrigeration product line. The Evolve compact, pharmacy-grade refrigerator is now available. The Evolve freezer is available for pre-order and scheduled for delivery March 2016.
Phononic is revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid state thermal management solutions. Headquartered in the heart of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, the company provides solid state semiconductor technology that can be applied to everything from refrigeration to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional approaches and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating. The result is a solution to this age-old challenge that is distributed, convenient, sustainable and connected. For more information visit www.phononic.com or follow us on Twitter @PhononicRTP.