MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 — Leviton today announced a major technological advancement for monitoring commercial refrigeration equipment and maintaining food safety in retail food and beverage operations. The new Lumina™ RF Temperature Logger expands the capabilities of the Lumina Gateway energy management & control system to wirelessly measure and log temperature data for refrigeration units, freezers, dry storage or remote areas where monitoring is a key requirement. Users can keep an accurate record of temperature data with real time monitoring, including text or email alarms, cloud data storage, report exports, historical graphing, onboard memory and integrated battery backup, plus an iOS/Android app for remote access and control – all paired with a Lumina Gateway controller.
“In today's retail food and beverage facilities, hand-written temperature recording is a laborious task subject to potential errors and inconsistencies,” said Tom Leonard, vice president of marketing and product development for Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. “The new Lumina RF Temperature Logger eliminates this risk, enabling facility employees and management to remotely measure and log air temperature within refrigerated spaces, simplifying compliance with food safety requirements.”
In addition to logging and exporting capabilities, the Lumina RF Temperature Logger's temperature thresholds can be set to provide alarm notifications by app, email or SMS via Leviton Cloud Services (LCS.leviton.com). If a temperature rises above or below defined thresholds or if a refrigeration/freezer door is left open, alarm notifications can be sent to store managers, technicians and/or store owners. From the Cloud Services dashboard, a user can also see all store locations and their status visually pinned on a map. In the case where one Temperature Logger goes into an alarm state, the location on the map will react in real time to visually indicate an alarm status in addition to e-mail or text notification.
In the event of a power or internet outage, users can rely on the Lumina RF Temperature Logger's on-board memory, which stores a minimum of three days of temperature data while sampling every minute. The system's internal Lithium batteries provide enough power to last 3+ years so users can continue logging important data through critical time periods. When power or internet is restored, the data will automatically synchronize back to Leviton Cloud Services for long term storage.
Temperatures are read using up to two temperature RTD sensor probes in the logger that are independently tracked and recorded. This includes a RTD probe encased in a glycol solution option (Part number RTDGP-000), which can be used in food service applications where additional simulation of changes in air temperature's effects on food is required. The Lumina RF Temperature Loggers ship with an included 2.5″ stainless steel needle probe (Part number RTDSS-000) for correctly measuring air temperature in either refrigerated or dry spaces. The Lumina RF Temperature Logger is also water resistant and dustproof, providing protection from limited dust ingress as well as water spray from any direction.
The Lumina RF Temperature Logger facilitates its monitoring and reporting via Leviton Cloud Services and the Lumina™ Gateway, a cost-effective wireless energy management automation eco-system perfect for retail facilities, restaurants and other small commercial operations. The Lumina Gateway includes other automated capabilities outside of the RF Temperature Logger including wireless light switches, dimmers, thermostats, sensors, and heavy duty load controls.
The Lumina Gateway and Lumina RF wireless devices are available now, along with the Leviton Cloud Services website and mobile app. For more information, visit www.leviton.com/gateway.
Leviton is the smart choice, delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 90 countries across the globe. From simple switches and receptacles, to networking systems and smart home automation, Leviton exceeds market needs by delivering innovative products to create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, LED lighting and lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/leviton or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.
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