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Americas: Zebra, Atmel release smart refrigeration design for retail

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Atmel Corporation demonstrated a smart refrigeration Internet of Things (IoT) reference design at NRF 2016 held recently in New York, US.

Consumer demand for fresher, safer food and medication is driving retailers to invest in automatic, non-invasive temperature monitoring of refrigeration units.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million Americans get sick each year from foodborne diseases.

Compliance is increasingly necessary with the adoption of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Zebra’s Zatar, the first ARM mbed enabled IoT Cloud Service, offers seamless, out-of-the-box connectivity with any device for both reference designs and commercial-scale solutions.

The Smart Refrigeration IoT Solution Reference Design provides an easy-to-deploy, cloud-based temperature monitoring solution using wireless sensors, mesh networking technologies and the Zatar IoT Cloud Service.

This solution utilizes inexpensive sensors together with Atmel SMART 802.15.4 solutions and mesh communications with Zatar.

The collaboration between Zatar and Atmel will allow retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies to quickly deploy automatic, commercial-class temperature monitoring in their stores and facilities from trusted vendors.

The first ARM mbed-enabled IoT Cloud Service, Zatar is an open, industry-standard-based platform designed to manage large-scale, commercial deployments and reduce the time-to-market for connected products.