DeltaTrak (Pleasanton, Calif.), a developer of cold chain management solutions, will showcase its latest FlashTrak Telematics Out-Time Monitoring Solution. This RF wireless system automatically calculates and records the amount of time that carbon fiber prepreg and other time- and temperature-sensitive materials (TATS) are outside of cold storage environments. DeltaTrak's FlashTrak Telematics offers real-time visibility of TATS materials during storage and handling. Out-time data is archived for analysis, audits and to comply with regulatory guidelines. The system integrates into standard operating procedures and reportedly does not require large capital equipment expenditure.
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