AmbiTAG- India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger

      HEADLINES:

IIT Ropar develops “AmbiTAG”- India’s first indigenous temperature data logger for the cold chain management

      WHY IN NEWS:

AmbiTAG is nation’s first-of-its-kind IoT device for secure transportation of vaccines, blood and body organs, perishable products (food and dairy), etc.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Education
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Technology

      ISSUE: 

AmbiTAG- INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUS TEMPERATURE DATA LOGGER

  • Shaped as USB device, AmbiTag continuously records the temperature of its immediate surroundings “from -40 to +80 degrees in any time zone for a full 90 days on a single charge.
  • Most of the similar devices available in the international market record data only for duration of 30- 60 days.

DEVELOPERS

  • AmbiTag records real-time ambient temperature during the transportation of perishable products, vaccines and even body organs and blood. 
  • AWaDH is a Govt of India project certified with ISO 13485:2016, EN 12830:2018, CE & ROHS.

OPERATION COST

  • The device will be made available to all companies involved in COVID vaccine transportation from production facilities to the last mile vaccination centers in the country at the production cost of Rs. 400.
  • Technology Innovation Hub AWaDH will give away the AmbiTag device at production cost for COVID vaccine transportation.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • That recorded temperature further helps to know whether that particular item transported from anywhere in the world is still usable or perished because of temperature variation.

  • The device has been developed under Technology Innovation Hub – AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub) and its Startup ScratchNest.
  • Besides perishable items including vegetables, meat and dairy products it can also monitor the temperature of animal semen during transit.
  • So far, such devices are being imported by India in a massive quantity from other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Ireland, and China.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • AWaDH Project Director informed that IIT Ropar Technology Innovation Hub is gearing for mass-production of AmbiTag.
  • This device is our small contribution to the Nation for coming out of the never-seen-before-pandemic and a push towards the Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
     SOURCES:   PIB   | AmbiTAG- India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger 

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