Mobile-optimised monitoring system from Vaisala enhances product safety

Published: 2-Mar-2012

Location-based reporting and data logging allows users to act on alarms immediately

Vaisala’s viewLinc 4.0 monitoring, alarming and reporting software, which is at the heart of the Finnish firm’s Continuous Monitoring System for demanding controlled and regulated environments, includes an optimised mobile phone interface for remote monitoring and alarm management. This, along with the location-based reporting and data logging capability, allows users to act on alarms immediately, anywhere and any time on their smart phones, to improve product safety and ensure compliance with GMP and other regulations.

Other key features include an enhanced user interface that is said to be easier to navigate and offer more customisation capabilities in historical reports and live multiple-channel trend display for enhanced reporting. Users can now create reports more quickly in preparation for and during field quality audits, the firm says.

The improved user interface gives easy access to product data in a more familiar Windows-type navigation. In addition, it shows data by location, which allows users to find their loggers easily, swap out devices, and report data. With the mobile phone interface, users can acknowledge and pause alarms, view live trends on any monitored location under their control and trend data in real-time.

Jon Aldous, product manager for Vaisala's Life Science business, said: “Like its predecessors, Vaisala viewLinc 4.0 is easily deployed for monitoring temperature, relative humidity, CO2, differential pressure, level, door switches, and more. But we built this version of viewLinc based on working closely with users – every new feature and interface capability came from feedback and their suggestions.”

He added: “ViewLinc 4.0 addresses the changing needs of our customers and integrates new technologies and user expectations, such as drag and drop and mobile usage”.

Vaisala will offer customers warranty, software upgrades, technical support and user training. Versions will be available in May in French, Chinese, German and Japanese.

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