Bluetooth 5 beacons use Nordic connectivity to monitor refrigeration equipment temperature

Ottawa, Canada-based electronics manufacturer, Stratosfy, is launching a centralised, automated temperature monitoring solution for multi-franchise food service operations. The ‘Tempgenie’ product assists with the early detection of food inventory spoilage, attaining regulatory compliance, and monitoring the temperature of all refrigeration equipment. According to the company, it is the only comprehensive sensor-based product that supports both hot-holding and cold equipment units of food service operations. 

Measuring temperature

The solution comprises temperature sensor beacons and a Bluetooth LE to Wi-Fi gateway both integrating Nordic’s nRF52840 advanced multiprotocol SoC. The nRF52840 SoC-powered beacons measure the ambient and surface temperature of front- and back-of-house equipment. 

The Nordic SoC enables the temperature data to be wirelessly relayed via Bluetooth 5 connectivity to the gateway. In addition, the presence of the nRF52840 SoC allows the gateway to scan the beacons to transmit the equipment temperature sensor data to Stratosfy’s proprietary cloud platform, from where the associated iOS and Android ‘Tempgenie’ apps can provide a ‘real-time’ snapshot of the equipment temperature for the restaurant operations team. Stratosfy’s web-based application provides analytics as needed for food service companies for equipment temperature management.

“We selected Nordic’s nRF52840 for Tempgenie because of the SoC’s compact form factor, low power consumption, generous on-chip Flash and RAM memory, high-resolution RSSI, and ability to act as an advertiser and a scanner,” says Madan Kanala, founder and CEO, Stratosfy. “In addition, the nRF52840’s multiprotocol support, peripheral driver support, Bluetooth 5 Long Range capability, and SDK [software development kit] support were also important features. 

“Nordic Semiconductor also provides a wealth of information and development support.”

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