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SafeTrack and GrainTRAC
Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc., offers SafeTrack, a wireless grain temperature monitoring system that can be programmed to automatically take temperatures and save them for later viewing. Temperature history reports are available, and each bin can be set to specialized parameters to accommodate various crops, allowing temperature readings to be taken in minutes.
The system uses line of site radio communication between bins and the base transmitter to monitor temperatures from temperature cables installed in the bins. Power is required at the transmitter location on the bin and may be run manually or automatically, locally over the network/Internet for anytime, anywhere monitoring.
GrainTRAC is a remote bin monitoring system that uses a cell phone modem to transfer data from the TSGC temperature cables to a website. Producers login with a username and password to a website where they can view graphical and numerical temperature displays. History reports can be printed out, as well.
Requirements for GrainTRAC include temperature cables, cell phone coverage at the bin site and electrical power. An annual access fee is charged for the website.