Argo Risk Tech launches IoT device for the food industry

State-of-the-art device is designed to help food handlers comply with strict industry standards

Argo Risk Tech launches IoT device for the food industry

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Argo Insurance, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, has launched ART-iTherma, a new, state-of-the-art thermo probe and infrared thermometer.

The device is part of the Argo Risk Tech automated temperature compliance risk management solution, ART-iTemp, which caters to the food industry, which is subject to rigorous standards of temperature and food quality.

“ART-iTherma was created to meet the exceptionally difficult operating environments that our food industry clients contend with, while exceeding their software performance expectations for a simple and effective user experience,” said Rooney Gleason, president, Argo Insurance. “Our mission is to bring cutting-edge, technology-based risk management solutions to our insured clients through our brokers and partners to rapidly and permanently reduce our clients’ total cost of risk.”  

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Argo Insurance’s retail and restaurant clients provided input on the design of the device, which is exclusively available through Argo’s technology partner Gleason Technology Inc. The ART-iTherma is an internet-of-things (IoT) device used for various compliance activities to satisfy regulatory conditions issued by the FDA, USDA, and various state and local health authorities.

“As a specialty insurer of supermarkets, restaurants, and c-stores, we are fully committed to bringing specialized solutions that improve our customers’ operations, reduce losses and provide a documented defence when necessary,” Gleason added. “For our broker partners, Argo provides what other generalist carriers cannot – true expertise to significantly reduce losses in the retail sector.”

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