Valencia, CA, USA

UTAK is a laboratory that specializes in providing other labs with the controls they need for any type of analysis that needs to be conducted. They are keen on quality control due to the fact that their facility provides a wide range of temperature-sensitive inventory for their own facility and many others.  

The Challenge

UTAK Labs offers temperature sensitive specimens which require the facility staff to constantly monitor all inventory in order for the specific item to be viable. The staff at UTAK labs is in search of a refrigeration monitoring system that is able to protect their expensive lab inventory efficiently and effectively. With inventory such as urine, serums, blood, oral fluid and much more the staff at UTAK must stay in compliance and record detailed reports of their refrigeration temperatures in order to maintain proper safety standards. The materials at the laboratory are extremely sensitive and if not properly monitored can lead to costly consequences. A minor incident can cost thousands of dollars in wasted inventory, regulatory fines, lawsuits, and even reputational damage control. 

IoT in a Box system has prevented UTAK Labs from encountering costly fines, losses, and lawsuits with our advanced temperature monitoring solution. 

The Solution

We deployed IoT in a Box automated commercial refrigeration temperature monitoring solution into UTAK, to effectively monitor all temperature-sensitive inventory throughout their facility. Our solution is 100% scalable meaning that as UTAK Labs grows they are able to add additional sensors throughout their facility as needed. We are able to have our sensors installed and functional within minutes and operations are not hindered in any way. With our cellular gateways, we are able to offer an unparalleled coverage range which allows us to install temperature sensors directly into the refrigeration units without having any interference. While WiFi dependent devices offer a range of only around 2,000 square feet we are able to cover a range of 200,000 square feet. With our advanced solution, we are able to provide SMS text message and email notifications to the staff at UTAK Labs. Thus allowing staff sufficient time to address issues in a timely manner before a costly consequence. Additionally, our sensors are able to transmit data in real-time to our user-friendly mobile and web interface allowing staff at UTAK to efficiently monitor refrigeration temperatures. If an alert is sent, UTAK staff have the option to log all data in the mobile app under the Corrective Action feature and document the necessary actions needed. What’s more, we provide comprehensive compliance reports to ensure UTAK can prove compliance with regulating agencies as needed. Our solution also offers the highest standards of HIPAA-compliant data protection, ensuring end-to-end, embedded AES 128-bit encryption.