Wireless monitoring device
08 June 2009
IDC technologies has introduced the ZB110 Zigbee wireless monitoring device, to provide safeguards for the secure temperature monitoring of critical healthcare assets, such as vaccines, drugs and blood.
The ZB110 is an low-power device designed for installation in fridges and freezers at healthcare facilities.
It can be programmed to activate automatically and report event-driven occurrences, or at preset intervals, as part of a compliance assurance programme. It also sounds alarms locally and centrally when temperatures go out of limit; IDC can program the Zigbee node to send a message as soon as it detects a temperature problem.
The ZB110 is simpler and cheaper than other WPANs, and it can be incorporated into small, inexpensive chips that consume minimal power.
It can provide wireless personal area networking (WPAN) digital radio connections between computers and related devices, such as sensors.
Zigbee provides two-way communications between nodes; these nodes can relay each other's traffic, bypassing wired networks completely.
The device enables password-authorised personnel to interrogate the ZB110 Zigbee node remotely, to determine and, if necessary, change the temperatures at which the healthcare assets are stored.
These changes are also logged and stored.
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