Coming Back like a Boomerang....




In our July newsletter issue we present a new case study, describing how Fourtec's PicoLite data logger is used for monitoring sausage cold chain shipments in order to verify quality and safety  are not compromised. 


In addition, we have just released the weboomerang� software v2.0 so please read the item below to find out why we are so excited about this release. We can also proudly announce that the weboomerang name has been officially registered as a trademark, further strengthening the brand.


In our regular Market News slot we highlight an item covering an article published in the New York Times, titled "What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do with Global Warming?" focusing on the refrigeration revolution taking place in China.


Enjoy this issue,



PicoLite Solution - Monitoring Sausage Shipment in the Cold Chain

Application: Monitoring of food during cold chain transportation  

Organization: A leading producer of ready-to-eat processed poultry products         

Ready-to-eat processed poultry products (sausages and cold-cuts) must be maintained at temperatures between 0 �C and 4 �C during shipment to ensure they stay fresh and are safe for human consumption. Even small deviations from this temperature range may seriously compromise the product's shelf life and increase the rate of product deterioration. Thus companies exporting processed meat products need to monitor their products throughout the cold chain to verify that the quality and safety of their products are not compromised as well as ensuring compliancy with required cold chain regulations. 

About the Customer:

A leading producer of high quality ready-to-eat processed poultry products under international quality standards. The company employs more than 100 people and produces around 4000 tons of delicatessen meats and sausages annually, while a quarter of this produce is exported to Europe and North America. 


weboomerang  2.0 Out Now


Fourtec is delighted to announce the release of weboomerang � 2.0, which now includes the MicroLite II and MicroLogPRO II data loggers in its range of supported products. The PicoLite single-trip USB logger has already been supported by weboomerang since the original v1.0 release. 

For those of you still unfamiliar with the weboomerang application, it is Fourtec's cloud-based solution for automatically emailing PDF trip reports as soon as the logger is connected to a PC. 
Learn more here.

With this increased product support, weboomerang 2.0 can provide solutions for an even broader range of trip applications than before. We have further improved the PDF data report by adding MKT calculation for temperature measurements, as well as a table containing all samples recorded during the trip.

Downloading weboomerang 2.0

  • New users: Download v2.0
  • Existing users: First uninstall v1.0 from your PC. Then,  go ahead and download v2.0Note: Prior to uninstall, if weboomerang is running you must first end the task via the Windows Task Manager.   
If you have more questions concerning this weboomerang release please contact the Fourtec Help Desk.

Chinese population gears up for significant expansion of cold chain as refrigeration demand soars   


Published: July 28, 2014

By: Andrew Gaved
Via: RAC


This New York Times article draws attention to the refrigeration revolution underway in China - where the cold chain is being built virtually from scratch in some regions - and underlines both the huge opportunity for cooling businesses and the potential challenges and pitfalls.

The article titled "What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do with Global Warming?"  is an extended discussion of China's rapid development towards refrigerated storage and distribution and has sparked a great deal of debate in the international cooling industry with regard to the implications  of building a cold chain for such a large population as China's.

To read more

Read the full New York Times article here.


Issue 31
July 2014
In This Issue
PicoLite Solution - Monitoring Sausage Shipment
weboomerang 2.0 Release
Market News
Tip of the Month
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Tip of the Month

DaqPRO Tips

When running the DaqPRO via DaqLab, if you have received a DaqLab message stating that the calibration settings are lost, you will have to restore these settings by loading the logger's .cal file using DaqLab. The .cal is located on your DaqLab CD and the file name matches your unit's serial number. It includes the logger's default factory calibration settings. 

Go to Logger > Calibration > Load Calibration Settings and browse to the .cal file.
This procedure also restores the logger's S/N.

This issue most likely occurred due to the logger's 3V internal coin battery being dislodged or draining. When this happens, the calibration settings are erased from the logger memory. 

Please contact Fourtec's Help Desk to troubleshoot any issue regarding the 3V internal battery.