Temperature logger for fast food industry – System prompts user to log temperatures
at specific time intervals and prompts the user in plain English. Temperatures are
downloaded to a PC once per day, loaded into a database, and the required health
department forms are printed automatically. HighPoint performed the entire design from
concept through production. The design included Electronics, sheet metal, software,
DFMA, labels and packaging, test and assembly procedures, and calibration procedures.
Grill temperature logging system for fast food industry – System is located by the
grill and provides an alarm signal at specific intervals. When the alarm sounds, the cook
probes the center of a burger to record the meat temperature. The temperatures are
downloaded to a PC every few days and the required health department forms are printed
automatically. HighPoint performed the entire design from concept through production.
The design included Electronics, plastic enclosure, software, DFMA, labels and packaging,
test and assembly procedures, and calibration procedures.
Remote sensing unit for large vehicles – Includes GPS system, microcontroller, large
external memory capacity, interfaces to the vehicle engine and dash data bus, interface to
cellular modems and analog radio systems, interfaces to driver interface, ticket printer, bar
code scanner, interfaces to analog and digital sensors on the vehicle. Special software
allows “over the air” updates of the firmware using radio or cellular modem.
Test fixture – Programs control board, runs diagnostic tests, self calibrates, and provides
feedback to a database in the PC.
PC requirement: Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Software development utilizes Microsoft Visual Basic, C++, C#, and SQL Server.
In Development - Website for Remote Sensor Monitoring – This website will be
used to manage, monitor, and provide reports for various industrial plant sensor
networks. Sensors include thermocouples, pressure transducers, dry and liquid material
level sensors, GPS receivers, etc.
The database utilized for storing this sensor data is Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
Future development is planned to utilize the Microsoft Mobility Platform so that users can
access their sensor data via Smartphones. The system will also provide email
notifications of alarm status as configured by the user.