AKCP Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Program in the Philippines

AKCP, the world's oldest and largest supplier of networked wired and wireless sensor solutions announces support of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in the Philippines.
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AKCP President installs Wireless Tunnel™ sensor
AKCP President installs Wireless Tunnel™ sensor
ANGELES CITY, Philippines - March 21, 2021 - PRLog -- As the worldwide COVID-19 vaccination efforts are underway, AKCP has stepped in to assist the Department of Health (DOH) in the City of Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines. The first delivery of 2,000 vaccines arrived in early March to begin vaccinating front liners. The AstraZeneca vaccine being administered by the city government requires storage at temperatures between 2°C and 8°C.

"With the absence of a monitoring system, the hospital staff have to manually take temperature checks every 4 hours, plotting them on a chart," said Dr. Froilan Canlas, Officer in Charge of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Hospital in Angeles City.

With the addition of the AKCP wireless, remote monitoring system the hospital staff can more accurately track the storage temperature and receive alerts when the temperature is outside of required parameters.

Wireless Tunnel™ NIST3 Sensor

The AKCP NIST3 Wireless Tunnel Temperature sensor was installed in the medical refrigerator at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Hospital in Angeles City, Pampanga. The NIST3 sensor features 3x calibrated NIST traceable temperature sensors. The values are averaged and checked against each other for calibration. Individual sensor values are discarded if any sensor is out of calibration and an alert sent to the administrator. The remaining calibrated sensors continue to operate while awaiting a replacement for the failed sensor. The temperature sensor is enclosed in a jar of glycol to act as a temperature buffer and avoid false alarms when air temperature fluctuates as vaccines are removed.

The sensor communicates with the AKCP Wireless Tunnel Gateway (WTG). Data is logged on the WTG for local access and shared to the AKCP Pharma-Mon cloud server for remote monitoring. As the vaccine rollout accelerates to the local health clinics, vaccines will be transported in portable coolers. These passively cooled containers are also monitored from the Pharma-Mon cloud server

Wireless Tunnel™ Technology

AKCP has developed their Wireless Tunnel technology based on LoRa chirp spread spectrum technology. Its low power means long battery life coupled with excellent signal range. The NIST3 sensor was able to reach from inside the medical refrigerator to the WTG installed in a neighboring room. Battery life is up to 10 years, and max range in open space is 5+ km. In buildings signal penetration through a medical refrigerator and concrete walls is possible.

The AKCP Wireless Tunnel vaccine monitoring system is available now. Contact sales@akcp.com for more details.

AKCP established in the USA in 1981, has 30+ years experience in professional sensor solutions. AKCP created the market for networked temperature, environmental and power monitoring in the data center. Today with over 150 employees and 200,000 installations, AKCP is the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of networked wired and wireless sensors






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