• Temperature Monitoring Kit (Value)
    Cellular Monitoring System Kit

    Kit for remotely monitoring one refrigerator (or other temperature-critical asset). Kit contains 1 control station, 1 wireless transceiver, and 1 temp sensor

  • Temperature Monitoring Kit (standard)
    Cellular Monitoring System Kit

    Kit for remotely monitoring three or more refrigerators (or other temperature-critical assets). Kit contains 1 control station, 3 wireless transceivers, and 3 temp...

Cellular Machines introductory video

For a 2-minute overview of the benefits of our Temperature Monitoring Kit(s), check out the video above!

Why monitor?

Wireless temperature monitoring can help manage valuable inventory. Costly infrastructure. Critical operations and equipment...

Each year, billions of dollars in business investments are lost when refrigerators fail to refrigerate. When data centers overheat or lose power. And when greenhouses, distilleries, paper storage facilities, pharmacies, and countless other climate-sensitive locations fall out of acceptable ranges for humidity, temperature, light, and other variables that can affect performance.

Knowing when failures happen can prevent these devastating losses. Even better, constant monitoring of such business-critical conditions can often prevent such failures before they happen. The problem is you and your staff can’t be everywhere at once, at all times. The good news is a Cellular Machines monitoring system from Anaren can be!

Typical uses for our system include:

  • Temperature-controlled storage rooms and warehouses

  • Medical and pharmaceutical temp-controlled storage

  • Breweries, distilleries, and other points in the beverage supply chain

  • Paper, metals, electronics, and food storage facilities

  • Long-term storage facilities

Among many others


How it works

Our wireless temperature monitoring sensors are deployed in the locations to be monitored (such as a refrigerator, cold storage room, etc.), and readings are sent wirelessly to a control station which logs data hourly to a cloud server. If an out-of-limits condition is observed (such as a high temperature alarm), the control station sends SMS text message alarms immediately to mobile phones to alert users of the problem. Here is an example of how the system is set-up: This particular diagram depicts our $499 kit, with 1 control station, 3 wireless transceivers, and 3 temp sensors.

System diagram


Follow these quick steps to operation to get your monitoring system up and running in under 30 minutes.

Cellular Machines install - step 1Install your control station at a central location and deploy your sensors in the locations you wish to monitor.

Cellular Machines install - step 2Turn on the control station, which will automatically locate and connect to your cellular network. (Purchase of a monthly monitoring plan is required; choose from three cost-effective plans.) Then enter the mobile number(s) to which your text notifications will be sent.

Cellular Machines install - step 3Enter the desired monitoring limits into the control station to establish what constitutes normal’ operation — and what constitutes ‘abnormal’ operation in order to trigger an alarm.

Cellular Machines install - step 4Your system’s data automatically begins logging to the cloud, where you can securely access it on a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Your kit will include unique login credentials for you, which you can update/ manage as you wish.)

Cellular Machines install - step 5Begin receiving optional daily ‘pings’ to your phone that show normal operation — or ‘alarms’ when your system detects a failure or other abnormality.

Features & Benefits

Wirelessly monitor what matters to you in real time, all the time – Easily deployed, highly reliable, and surprisingly cost-effective – our cellular temperature monitoring system ‘senses’ the conditions of key facilities or equipment 24/7, based on factors and parameters important to you.

Cellular Machines text alert screen grab

Alert up to five numbers – Just enter the numbers in the control station for the mobile phones to be alerted in the event of an alarm.  A selectable ‘12 noon daily status message’ is also available as reassurance that your monitoring system is on the job.


Get text notifications right on your phone – Via a direct connection to your everyday cellular network, a ‘conditions normal’ text message is sent to designated personnel every day. Should something go wrong, you’ll also get a real-time text alert… so you can take steps to correct the problem. And protect your valuable assets.


Customize to your needs – Set alarming limits, delay wait times, message delivery, device & sensor names, and many other items through the control station keypad or cloud server webpage.


Cellular Machines data logging on cloud serverEven store status alerts on the cloud – Concurrent to the texts you receive, our cellular monitoring system also records your monitoring data to the cloud for future analysis, to assist with preventive maintenance, and to generate reports for management or applicable regulatory authorities. In other words, it’s never been easier to monitor what matters – to you!


Cellular Machines introductory video

For a 2-minute overview of the benefits of our Temperature Monitoring Kit(s), check out the video above!

Cellular Machines Temperature Monitoring Kit Quick Start Guide (video)

This Quick Start Guide video from Anaren offers a step-by-step walk through of the installation process for our Cellular Machines Temperature Monitoring Kit(s) -- which enable food service providers, healthcare providers, retailers/cold-storage warehouses, and numerous other users to remotely monitor refrigerated assets via a standard cellular network.

Q&A video with Cellular Machines Product Line Manager, Kurt Richardson

This approx 8 minute video is an informative Q&A session with Anaren's Kurt Richardson, product line manager for the company's Cellular Machines product line. In it, Richardson fields questions related to the advantages of using the Cellular Machines temperature monitoring kit in food-service, healthcare, and walk-in/reach-in refrigeration contexts. Along the way, he also touches on the technology options (pros/cons) available to these B2B applications.