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Digital Monitor Eyes Stored Vaccine Temperature

26 July 2017

Image credit: CAS DataLoggersImage credit: CAS DataLoggers

Hospitals, clinics and pharmacies can now ditch their paper chart recorders for monitoring stored vaccine temperature. Brainchild Digital Chart Recorders offered by CAS DataLoggers provide a compact, cost-effective means to quickly review measured temperature data.

The Brainchild PR-10 Paperless Chart Recorder has a built-in high-resolution 4.3 in. touchscreen display, six channels, plug and play I/O cards and internal Flash memory storage. Staff can access onsite temperature data onscreen, from a remote location via RS-232/RS-485/RS-422 serial interfaces or via Ethernet networking.

The six inputs measure temperature from thermocouples or RTD sensors. Users can also log voltage and current data. Brainchild PR series recorders support a fast scan rate within 100 msec for all analog channels at high accuracy and feature several mathematical and programmable capabilities, including statistics with instant, average and minimum/maximum values.

Historical data can be stored on a remote host PC for data evaluation and printout, on Flash ROM or on a compact flash card. The system’s data retention is specified at a minimum of 10 years. An alarm function ensures that medical storage units and other equipment are always operating at the correct values.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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