3 Reasons Why Smart Monitoring is Essential for COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Singapore | 19 January 2021

2020 has been nothing short of a whirlwind, specifically marked by the development and spread of the coronavirus.

IoT Temperature Sensing Solution for Cold Chain Deliveries

2020 has been nothing short of a whirlwind, specifically marked by the development and spread of the coronavirus. From global lockdowns to a race to vaccine development, an IoT sensing solution could be an effective way to get the gears running. We’re talking about reopening travel possibilities, igniting economic growth and most importantly, saving lives.

With a number of Covid-19 vaccines in development, managing the end-to-end process of cold chain shipping and delivery is a priority. The successful shipment and distribution of the vaccines are significant towards reducing one’s chances of contracting the coronavirus. Understanding the sensitive nature of handling these vaccines will elucidate the timeliness and effectiveness of Konica Minolta’s IoT sensing solution.

1. Smart thermal imaging

The IoT sensing solution offered by Konica Minolta allows for smart monitoring of a truck’s cold storage capabilities. Using thermal imaging, it tracks a temperature range between -40 to 550°C, triggering instantaneous notifications when the temperature has risen above a threshold. Additionally, by recording thermal imaging video in darkness, it allows for easy spotting of heat sources that could potentially be weak points within the storage container.

2. Remote monitoring

Another feature it offers includes real time video views in situ situation investigation. Allowing for the remote monitoring while on the road, this solution is also GPS-equipped, smoothening the process of location tracking or investigation incidents during cold chain deliveries.

Countless logistical challenges persist all through to the last mile. From keeping it stored around minus 70 degrees Celsius to getting it administered to risk groups such as nursing home residents, having remote monitoring capabilities necessitate the success of cold chain deliveries.

3. Compact, integrated design

Capable of withstanding -50°C operating temperature, its compact and integrated form factor design makes it ideal for installation within a range of transportation vehicles. The IoT sensing solution is engineered such that it can overcome vehicle vibrations to consistently produce clear video footage for investigation, eliminating the need for additional technological devices or a Network Video Recorder (NVR).

(Konica Minolta’s IoT sensing solution)

Reshaping the future with Konica Minolta

A cut above standards, Konica Minolta’s IoT end-to-end security solutions are redefining the fight against the coronavirus by enabling the smart monitoring of cold chain deliveries. Enquire on our capabilities when you speak to our team of experts.