MIGDAL TEFEN, Israel--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BT9 today announced a number of significant advances to its Xsense® automated data collection and analytics system for the cold supply chain. As a result of these enhancements, BT9 has expanded its data collection and analysis capabilities beyond fresh produce to include more value-added food products, including meat and poultry, fish and seafood, dairy, ice-cream, chocolate, snacks and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, the company itself is physically expanding. BT9 recently announced the opening of a North American office to support the U.S. marketplace, one of the most sophisticated and complex cold chain systems in the world.
“It’s a very exciting time for our company”
“It’s a very exciting time for our company,” said Israel Ben-Tzur, BT9 Chief Executive Officer. “Interest in the Xsense® system has grown rapidly since we first introduced BT9 one year ago. As we continue to expand our innovative technologies and complimentary services, we are able to increase the number of global areas and industry sectors we can support. The future is limitless.”
BT9’s most recent advances include:
Xsense® HiTags™ sensor, Version 2.0. Disposable RF sensor tags that can be installed in cartons, pallets, storage areas, fields, facilities, delivery docks and trucks, are now able to monitor a wider range of temperatures from -35°C to +50°C and relative humidity from 30% to 95%. Data is transmitted automatically and in real-time to a Communication Unit. If there isn’t a Communication Unit in the vicinity, data is logged until it encounters one.
Communication Unit now available in three formats. Fixed formats are for permanent installation in warehouses, portable formats are used when transporting goods or storing in a temporary facility and vehicle-mounted formats can be used for permanent installation in trucks. The Communication Units transmit data obtained from the HiTags™ along with their GPS location to BT9’s cloud-based servers. This, in turn, enables actionable, real-time responses to mitigate any identified risks and provides post mortem analytics on risk management.
A new online application. Customers can now view and control real-time, web-based information and cumulative reports for benchmarking and risk mitigation from any PC, laptop or mobile smartphone with Internet access, 24/7.
New analytics, management information and logistic scoring reports. BT9 provides both real-time alerts and historical information reports for automated shipment departure, location and arrival; segmented pallet history, location and at-risk pallets; as well as detailed information on warehouses, distribution centers and small refrigeration facilities.
Tailor-made product offerings and reports. BT9 can customize automatic Excel reports, integrate data exchanges with customer ERP systems, provide data mining based reports for government and large corporations, as well as offer expert consultancy services.
BT9 is also offering, along with its strategic partners, a number of innovative, complementary solutions, such as sophisticated container designs and modified atmosphere packaging to further maximize efficiencies in the supply chain.
About BT9, Ltd.
BT9 is an end-to-end cold chain management (CCM) solutions provider and the developer of Xsense®, a web-based, real-time monitoring and information system for temperature-sensitive products. It is currently used by more than 200 companies in more than 35 countries around the world. BT9 Ltd. was established in 2012 as a technology spin-off of StePac L.A., Israel. Located in Migdal Tefen, Western Galilee, Israel, BT9 is privately held and employs multi-disciplinary professionals with industry and subject matter expertise spanning life sciences, agronomy, plant physiology, embedded technology, data analysis and logistics. BT9 maintains a global network of technical and sales support partners. For more information visit: http://www.bt9-tech.com.