Top restaurant applies IceSpy science to its cold storage appliances

Top restaurant applies IceSpy science to its cold storage appliances

One of London’s most popular steak restaurants is applying the latest science to its cold storage facilities after winning an IceSpy Mini system in a competition run by monitoring and control specialist the IMC Group.

Flat Iron restaurant, in Soho, has introduced the IceSpy Mini system into its fridges to act as an additional safeguard to ensure meat is kept at consistent temperatures.

The restaurant won the user-friendly temperature monitoring system in a competition that the IMC Group offered to attendees at the International Food Expo at London ExCel in March.

The IceSpy Mini is a temperature monitoring system for businesses working at all stages of the food supply chain, from manufacture and logistics to storage and service. Building on the success of the larger industry-leading IceSpy system5, the compact version is designed to offer equally accurate monitoring technology in a more accessible bundle that will appeal to small and medium operations.

Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll said the technology would help ensure the restaurant’s stocks of meat, valued at thousands of pounds, would be stored in prime condition.

“As a steak restaurant, we have a large quantity of expensive meat which we age in-house, so it’s critical that we know quickly about any problems with the fridges, no matter how unlikely that may be. The system will send us alarms by email or text message which enables us to respond very quickly and avoid any wastage. What’s also great about IceSpy is that there’s no need to manually check readings and log them because the system does that for you.”

Designed as an entry-level wireless temperature monitoring solution the IceSpy Mini eliminates the outdated and draining process of deploying multiple data loggers and manually downloading data from them.

Instead, the IceSpy Mini is supplied with up to five transmitters that monitor temperature and humidity in up to five different locations, with the option of adding up to 120 additional transmitters depending on the nature of the deployment or as a business grows in size. Using extended battery power, data can be transferred over long ranges to a bridge receiver and forwarded to a designated PC for alarm notification and analysis of historical records via clear graphical presentations. The IMC Group’s WebView application also enables remote access to data from devices such as mobile phones and tablets.

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