Deploying Xsense® Dataloggers

For facility monitoring, one may choose to utilize HiTag™ Dataloggers, cellular real-time dataloggers, or both.

Utilizing HiTag™ Dataloggers

HiTag™ dataloggers are placed at the locations to be monitored.

One or more Xsense® Gateways are placed at the site in order to automatically collect readings from the HiTag™ dataloggers.

In order to extend range, some HiTag™ dataloggers may be placed at strategic locations to act as bridges between the Xsense® Gateways and remote HiTag ™ dataloggers, such as those placed inside coolers.  HiTags™ dataloggers can build a network of connections between each other in order to pass readings to the Xsense® Gateway.

The location of the HiTag™ is recorded in Xsense® Cloud.

Readings are collected and reported in a real time.

Installation is quick and simple due to:

  • HiTag™ dataloggers are battery-powered, dave a long battery life, long wireless range (>100 meters in unobstructed space) which penetrates walls and material well due to them operating at a low frequency.
  • Xsense® Gateway may be connected to the internet via cellular 2G or 3G, or LAN connection.

Utilizing Xsense® Cellular Real-time Dataloggers

Real-time dataloggers are placed at the location to be monitored.

The location of the datalogger is recorded in Xsense® Cloud.

  • If the real-time dataloggers are rechargeable, they will need to be recharged in order to extend their operating life, as frequently as once per week.

They need to be placed in a location with a cellular signal if the readings are to be reported in a real time.

The user defines the characteristics of the product conditioning cycle in Xsense® Cloud. The cycle may be set to start and stop either automatically or manually.

We recommend using HiTag™ dataloggers for monitoring on product conditioning.

The HiTags™ are placed within the conditioning environment, or in or on the items to be treated.

The data collected by the HiTags™ will be reported automatically in real-time.

When the target settings are reached, the user will be notified, and the cycle may be stopped.

A record of all product conditioning cycles is maintained for later review and comparison.

For shipments, one may choose to utilize HiTag™ Dataloggers, Xsense® cellular real-time dataloggers, USB dataloggers, or BLE dataloggers.

Using HiTag™ Dataloggers

Xsense® wireless HiTags™ dataloggers are placed around, on, or within pallets or packaging.

If placed within pallets, the core temperature & relative humidity of the perishables will be recorded.  If placed within pallets, the wire antenna needs to be extended out of the pallets.

The HiTag™ should be associated with an item being monitored (i.e. a pallet).  That item will need to be assigned to a shipment, and the type of the item will need to be identified.  Threshold settings are automatically derived from the characteristics of the item identified.

The data collected by the HiTags™ is wirelessly transmitted via the Xsense® Wireless Gateway to the Xsense® Cloud.  Gateways may be placed at various spots along the supply chain, such as cold stores, ports, trucks, etc.

As long as the HiTags™ are in proximity to a gateway, the data will be transmitted in real-time.  While not in the proximity of a gateway, readings are stored on the HiTags™ for later transmission.

As products arrive at the intermediary or final destination (a DC, warehouse, or port), a shipment arrival notification will be issued.

Using Xsense® Cellular Real-time Dataloggers

Xsense® cellular real-time dataloggers are placed on the item to be monitored.

In order for the readings to be reported in real-time, the datalogger must be in a location where it can connect to a cell tower, in order to and pass readings to Xsense® Cloud.  Readings are stored internally whenever the datalogger is not connected to a cell tower.

Depending upon the model, temperature, humidity, light, and shock may be monitored.

The datalogger should be associated with an item being monitored (i.e. a pallet).  That item will need to be assigned to a shipment, and the type of the item will need to be identified.  Threshold settings are automatically derived from the characteristics of the item identified.

As products arrive at intermediary or final destination (a DC, warehouse, or port), a shipment arrival notification will be sent automatically.

Using Xsense® Cellular Real-time Dataloggers

Xsense® cellular real-time dataloggers are placed on the item to be monitored.

In order for the readings to be reported in real-time, the datalogger must be in a location where it can connect to a cell tower, in order to and pass readings to Xsense® Cloud.  Readings are stored internally whenever the datalogger is not connected to a cell tower.

Depending upon the model, temperature, humidity, light, and shock may be monitored.

The datalogger should be associated with an item being monitored (i.e. a pallet).  That item will need to be assigned to a shipment, and the type of the item will need to be identified.  Threshold settings are automatically derived from the characteristics of the item identified.

As products arrive at intermediary or final destination (a DC, warehouse, or port), a shipment arrival notification will be sent automatically.

Using Xsense® USB Dataloggers

Xsense® USB dataloggers should be placed on the item to be monitored or other location of interest.
Depending upon the model, temperature and relative humidity may be monitored.

At the destination of the shipment, the user can upload the output of the usb and view the readings on-line. The user will be asked to enter information about the shipment as part of the process of uploading the output.

Alternatively, the user may choose to implement a semi-automated solution. The datalogger would be assigned in Xsense® Cloud to an item to be monitored, and that item would be associated with a shipment, and to a class of item. Threshold settings are automatically derived from the characteristics of the item identified.

Where the item arrives at the destination, the USB datalogger would be plugged into the computer and the readings would be transferred to the computer.

When the output file is sent to the email address of the Xsense® Cloud server, the data in the output file will be matched to the information entered previously in Xsense® Cloud. It will be possible to view the readings on-line, and alerts and notifications, if defined, will be generated and distributed.

For last mile monitoring, one may choose to utilize HiTag™ Dataloggers or Xsense® cellular real-time dataloggers.

Utilizing HiTag™ Dataloggers

The data logger (HiTag™) is placed in the vehicle and needs to be associated with the vehicle or with the delivery.

Depending on the operations scenario, the data logger may remain on the vehicle at the end of the day, or it may be removed.

Xsense® Gateways may need to be installed at the operating base, at the delivery points, or on the vehicle.

  • Depending upon the operating scenario, readings will be uploaded upon arrival at specific destinations, at the operating base, or continuously in real-time during the day. The route may be recorded and may be segmented.
  • Alerts may be generated for threshold excursions.

Utilizing Xsense® Cellular Real-time Dataloggers

The datalogger needs to be associated with the vehicle or with the delivery.

Readings will be reported continuously in real-time during the day.

  • The route may be recorded and may be segmented.
  • Alerts may be generated for threshold excursions.

For end-to-end monitoring, we recommend using HiTag™ Dataloggers.

Utilizing HiTag™ Dataloggers

End-to-End monitoring operates in a similar fashion as shipments.

End-to-end monitoring can be achieved by defining a long cold chain and leaving the HiTag™ on the item to be monitored, or by using the same HiTag™ and creating separate shipments along the way.  In both cases, Xsense® Cloud will break the journey into segments and ensures each stakeholder along the cold chain gets to see what they should be seeing.

Utilizing Xsense® Cellular Real-time Dataloggers

The datalogger needs to be associated with the vehicle or with the delivery.

Readings will be reported continuously in real-time during the day.

  • The route may be recorded and may be segmented.
  • Alerts may be generated for threshold excursions.