Cooper-Atkins acquires wireless monitors maker
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. - Cooper-Atkins has purchased Cincinnati-based KTG Inc., a developer of wireless systems for hot and cold temperature monitoring. KTG products will be marketed under the Atkins brand name, a high-technology measurement systems company owned by Cooper-Atkins. KTG's wireless solutions products include "Temp Trak" and "Intelli-PDA." Temp Trak remotely monitors hot and cold equipment of any type and sends alerts when temperatures are outside acceptable limits. It also provides report-ready analysis and documentation. Intelli-PDA is a hand-held tool for managing food safety, inspections, inventory and employee training. Data gathered on the personal digital assistant is wirelessly transmitted to a PC for automatic trend analysis, corrective action and historical data files. KTG systems are installed in restaurants, hospitals, universities, casinos and hotels. KTG founder Jack Kennamer will continue to serve as a key executive within the company. He is working with Cooper-Atkins to integrate the KTG line under the Atkins brand. Cooper-Atkins is a global supplier of measuring systems for food service and industrial customers.