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Protected by US Patents 6563813, 6873620, 7559482, 8063779, 8145546, 9070068, 9483724, 10008083

cStar's TrakR series is an end-to-end, wirelessly-enabled system that tracks the distribution of medical and life science products stored in freezers and refrigerators.

TrakRL-7 is a card scanning module that can be easily retrofitted to freezers and refrigerators. TrakRL-7 integrates with handheld devices to collect and store data transmitted via RS232 or Blue Tooth protocols. The TrakRL-7 card scanning module includes:
  • A 'clamping style' magnetic-stripe ISO card insert reader
  • A bar-code reader
  • A user-friendly LED interface
  • Door switch contacts
  • An internal power supply and battery charging circuit
  • A battery back-up
  • A 110-volt power cord
  • Totally enclosed metal casing (in powder-coated baked enamel-white), and
  • Four mounting screws
TrakRL-14 provides the same features and functionality as TrakRL-7, but uses wireless local area networks to store recorded data for quick, easy transmission to main storeroom PCs. TrakRL-14 also includes:
  • A SkyGate® WLAN series
  • An external 'patch-antenna'
  • An ethernet connection to WWAN
TrakRL-21 provides the same features and functionality as TrakRL-14 and incorporates an Electronic Door Lock for enhanced security. The TrakRL-14 module also:
  • Monitors freezer/refrigerator temperature and compressor status and displays compressor condition
  • Signals alarms using a local audio siren
  • Automatically sends a time stamped text message to the administrative PC if the refrigerator/freezer door is left open for a preset amount of time or if the power to the refrigerator/freezer is disconnected
  • Incorporates a wide-angle camera for additional security
TrakRL-28 provides the same features and functionality as TrakRL-21, but adds wide area networking capabilities for reporting on-line, real-time transactions and supply levels to supplier IT Offices. The TrakRL-28 module also:
  • Collects up to 200 TrakRL-21 model transmissions of freezer/refrigerator data in a single report
  • Provides a single uplink via GSM, GPRS or ARDIS wireless wide area networks
  • Features an acoustic antenna system for detecting product removal and retrieval
TrakR™ Software is a backend application that runs on the entire TrakR series (L-7, L-14, L-21 and L-28).

Integration with the Main Servicing Storeroom
With TrakRL-7 you can download refrigerator/freezer data onto a hand-held device via RS232 or Blue Tooth and then use the device to upload the data onto the storeroom PC. With TrakRL-14 and L-21, data is directly transferred to the storeroom PC via a Wireless Local Area Network comprised of a cStar Multiplexer connected to the storeroom PC. This sub-network runs on ISMB 1 (900MHz) or 2 (2.4GHz). TrakRL-28 uses a Wireless Wide Area Network to transmit refrigerator/freezer data to both the storeroom PC and supplier IT offices in real-time, making for an extremely efficient supply monitoring and distribution solution.
The storeroom PC connects to a SkyGate VVS-1000 Multiplexer with a range of approximately 5 miles and a capacity of 200 freezers per site, offering centralized, scalable monitoring and tracking of supplies. The storeroom PC runs cStar e-TrakR™ software, which monitors product sell-through, manages replacement stock for space-to-sales, tracks product shelf-life, time stamps transactions and door open/close activity and verifies end-user access and product distribution. e-TrakR™ then automatically encrypts and transmits freezer data by Ethernet to supplier or manufacturer IT offices. For enhanced security, e-TrakR™ monitors and records all end-user names, IDs and account numbers.

cStar's TrakR™ series is protected by the following patents:

US Patent 7559482
Supplementary antenna for radio frequency identification and product containing unit incorporating same

US Patent 6563813 
Wireless Transport Protocol

US Patent 6873620 
Communications server including virtual gateway to perform protocol conversion and communication systems incorporating the same

US Patent 8063779 
Container including a tamper-resistant seal and radio frequency identification seal

US Patent 9070068 (A Continuation in Part {CIP} of US Patent #8,063,779) 
Passive Tamper-Resistant Seal and Applications Therefor

US Patent 9483724 (Continuation in Part #2 of US Patent #8,063,779) 
Passive Tamper-Resistant Seal and Applications Therefor

US Patent 10008083 (Continuation in Part #3 of US Patent #8,063,779) 
Passive Tamper-Resistant Seal and Applications Therefor

US Patent 8145546 
System and Method for Tracking Inventory


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