New VarIoT Technology Provides Real-time Product Data and Critical Temperature History

Press Release Summary:

  • VarIoT Label size is 0.5” x 0.6” with custom options available
  • Displays product details, location of the temperature indicator, and product-specific temperature threshold
  • Features response temperature of 25°C to 71°C


Original Press Release:

American Thermal Instrument's VarIoTâ„¢ Revolutionizes Bar Code/QR Code Technology

New GS1-AIM standard compliant temperature monitoring technology provides real-time digital access for quality inspection and record retention.

July 23, 2019; Dayton, OH – American Thermal Instruments (ATI – A Division of CAVU Brands) announces the release of its VarIoT technology. VarIoT is a high-temperature ascending indicator incorporating customer-specified product information in barcode or QR (Quick Response code) form.Scanning the static label with the VarIoT App, displays product details, location of the temperature indicator, and product-specific temperature threshold.

Drawing from a prespecified product temperature range, the digital record displays customizable information based on GS1 parameters. VarIoT’s irreversible graphic PASS/FAIL indicator provides a clear and objective visual reference as to whether the product has deviated from specified temperature parameters during storage or shipping.

Supporting Internet of Things (IoT) strategies, data sensors are the cornerstone of connectivity and real-time data access. Through its VarIot technology, ATI empowers users to ensure product integrity, improve decision making, and maintain digital access to their temperature data – any time, any place.

Product Specifications

In compliance with the 8009 (01) standard set by AIM and GS1, VarIoT follows the universal method to interpret temperature thresholds. Paired with the customized VarIoT App, this technology provides real-time product data and critical temperature history. With a response temperature of 25°C to 71°C, VarIoT is accurate to within ±1°C. The self-activating sensory labels display an irreversible color change to indicate a temperature/quality breach. Offered in sheet or rolled form, VarIoT standard label size is 0.5” x 0.6” with custom options available.

CAUV Brands CEO, Randall Lane comments:

“Throughout any supply chain operation maintaining product integrity is critical. But for medical, pharmaceutical, food, and similar industries, immediate and accurate access to product quality information is simply non-negotiable. VarIoT technology revolutionizes the way standard ascending indicators are used and interpreted throughout the supply chain. Incorporating readable sensor indicators with existing barcode technology, VarIoT puts real-time product digital data at your fingertips while removing subjective interpretation and guesswork. ATI is excited to be on the forefront of this technology as it further advances the standard chemical indicators provided to so many of their customer today.”

About the GS1 – AIM Specification

GS1 is a not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards for business communication. The best known of these standards is the barcode. AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, in exclusive collaboration with GS1, released a new sensor technical specification that will provide a universal method to interpret temperature threshold sensors. This technology will enhance supply chain management and logistics for a number of regulated industries. The overall solution combines a readable sensor indicator with an existing barcode format. When scanning the barcode with a standard reader or customized application, information about the temperature threshold of the product is displayed. The scan also provides dynamic data to allow the reader/app to know where to look for the temperature sensor.

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About CAVU Brands

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio (USA), CAVU Brands is a leading global provider of temperature monitoring solutions for industry’s most critical applications. Our precision, industry knowledge and enthusiasm for innovation provide the strong foundation our customers rely on to ensure brand integrity throughout the product lifecycle.

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Carissa Smith, Marketing Director

CAVU Brands

937.429.2114 x106

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