M2M solutions that save lives: Vaccine Guard

Guildford, UK, 4th March 2015 – Eseye today revealed that its technology is a key ingredient for Dulas’s new temperature monitored vaccine fridges.  Dulas is a company with an extremely important mission: to improve lives through renewable energy and sustainable technology. Dulas has teamed up with M2M solutions provider Eseye to develop life-changing products like Vaccine Guard. This collaboration has seen Dulas running field trials in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, testing the Vaccine Guard in challenging environments.

Vaccine Guard is a self-contained wireless device used to record and report the temperature inside vaccine refrigerators, sending information to a simple dashboard that the customer can monitor. These are used in both static fridges and moving cold boxes. It’s vital that these fridges maintain an optimal temperature to preserve the potency of the vaccines. The Vaccine Guard automatically records and logs the temperature every ten minutes, and if the temperature varies from a specified range the Vaccine Guard immediately alerts the customer via SMS and/or email. Applying this technology to vaccine storage is a simple way to improve the reliability of the cold chain, facilitating maintenance and ensuring fewer vaccines are spoiled.

Eseye’s AnyNet™ SIM is an essential element of Vaccine Guard. Dulas needed connectivity in challenging environments as they work with global organisations, often in low resource settings. AnyNet™’s simplicity and reliability allows Dulas to provide Vaccine Guards with a single SIM card that works throughout the world. At a stroke this solves their customer’s problems in sourcing and managing local SIM cards and boosting reliability as it’s always on the right network.

“Vaccines save and improve lives and Eseye is proud to be working with Dulas, a leader in solar refrigeration and cold chain solutions. In remote areas where power and other infrastructure is unavailable, it is important that the Vaccine Guard can still pick up a signal. Our AnyNet SIM keeps the device working by using the GSM network when necessary. As the SIM card can choose from a variety of networks it will always have the best signal possible ensuring connectivity is available in even the most challenging locations.”- Ian Marsden, CTO Eseye.

Eseye developed the Vaccine Guard for Dulas, modifying their existing Cool-Tel device to better suit developing world environments. The Vaccine Guard is simply installed by removing the plastic tag between the battery and the battery holder, and placing it in a convenient location within the refrigerator which is to be monitored. The customer can then create a Vaccine Guard Account, and register their device, which will allow them to access all the temperature records remotely via the secure web page with results securely stored and accessible online in real time web based reports.

Dulas and Eseye have also introduced a mains powered version call the Vaccine Guard Advanced, which has increased functionality when deployed in static locations.

“The team at Eseye really know IoT and M2M inside out and they understood immediately what we needed. The simplicity and reliability of their solution is perfectly tailored to the needs of our customers and enables us to offer a product that is truly revolutionary.” – David Elliot, Senior Engineer, Dulas Ltd.

Eseye and Dulas are both very proud of their work that will save energy, resources and, most importantly, lives.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on +44 (0)1483 685154 or email press@eseye.com.

About Eseye

Established in 2007, Eseye is a leading provider of global cellular internet connectivity for IoT devices, delivering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to businesses serving key areas of connected home, connected enterprises and connected cities. With headquarters in Europe and offices in North America, Australia, Africa and Asia, the company designs and develops innovative long-life solutions focused on real business outcomes while offering a ubiquitous connectivity layer and unparalleled lifetime service and support. Eseye cover a large global footprint counting managed connectivity customers in 96 countries and continue to deliver the most robust and reliable worldwide network for the Internet of Things.

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