Remote monitoring and control system for laboratory fridges
11 August 2010
Italian company Smartfreeze S.r.l, part of Desmon Group, has developed an innovative system of remote monitoring and control of professional refrigerators.
In case of failure or a critical alarm like temperature drops, power cut-off, dirty condenser, relocation of a fridge, an authorized user receives an SMS and is able to solve a problem fast. It is also possible to see a real-time information about each refrigerator via the Internet, store history data and even change working parameters remotely.
The system is called SmartFreeze Unit (SFU). It consists of an electronic board in ABS case with a compact antenna, modem, microcontroller GSM/GPRS, SIM card slot and RS485 port for connection to electronic controller or directly to 4 temperature probes.