Barrel TrakING: Call Allaura at 800-938-3587 (USA) or 253-627-5588 for more information.
Barrel Trak is an advanced process data management system that brings real time, read/write data tracking and process history to the winemaking process. Allaura provides local service to wine makers in the Pacific Northwest.
Barrel Trak provides winemakers with complete wireless access to all critical data while they are working with the wine at the barrel. Winemakers can enter handwritten personal notes about the wine directly into a PDA, saving them for future reference to support the critical process of blending and finishing the wine. Additionally, Barrel Trak enables the winemaker or operations manager to track barrels, an important and costly winery asset, and provides the winemaker with a complete history of barrel usage and flavor profiles.
Barrel Trak offers wineries a unique, affordable solution to many of the problems that directly affect their revenue stream - the very real issues of product loss, production inefficiencies and general waste. Barrel Trak enables winemakers to deliver a product of superior quality in an extremely demanding market.
TRACKING A WINEMAKER’S KEY ASSET
Because barrels are expensive and have a typical service life of only five years, it is important that each barrel is tracked carefully. Today, wineries use several tracking systems, all with serious limitations. The most sophisticated is barcode labeling used with handheld optical scanners, but many wineries still use hand printed 3x5 note cards or scrawled chalk marks.
These limitations can affect the quality of the wine, and, more importantly, impact the bottom line. These include:
HOW THE BARREL TRAK SYSTEM WORKS
BT RFID Tags: Approximately the size of a quarter, a BT RFID Tag is a nearly indestructible tag that holds 240 bytes of data. Each wine barrel requires a unique serialized tag, provided exclusively by TagStream that mounts to the head end of a barrel with a food grade adhesive.
BT Wireless Data Wand: The BT Wireless Data Wand is an approximately 18” long ergonomic wand that contains RFID read/write antenna, a battery pack for the RFID antenna, a PDA with Wi-Fi networking software, and unique Barrel Trak application and communications software. With the BT Wireless Data Wand a winemaker can enter handwritten tasting notes while working with the wine at the barrel and wirelessly transmit the notes associated with each transaction to the Barrel Trak Server in real time.
BT Server Software: Developed by TagStream, BT Server Software is proprietary software featuring wireless data collection, barrel tracking and management, a handwritten tasting notes database, and integration with third-party process control databases. Barrel Trak uses a well-defined software Application Program Interface (API) to enable easy integration.FEATURES
END USER REQUIREMENTS
INSTALLATION AND SUPPORT
We are your first line of support for any issues relating to the Barrel Trak system, including basic training on use of the system. If issues arise with your wireless process data management network, our systems integrators are on hand to solve your problems and get your network up and running as quickly as possible so that you can do what you do best, deliver high-quality wine to your customers.
“We’ve operated a fleet of trucks for over 50 years and this is the best beginning of the day and end of the day yard time management tool we’ve used.”
Stephen A. Nielsen, President
Call for your demonstration! 1.866.938.3587 or 1.253.627.5588
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