i.Series Refrigerator / Freezer Controller

The Innovative i.C3®

Featured on i.Series® temperature controlled storage products, the i.C3® Information Center provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while providing security features to keep the information safe. It consolidates everything you need to know about the status of your storage device in one secure location. With the i.C3®, you can monitor and optimize performance with just a fingerstroke. Want to know who’s been opening the door? Simple, check the Access Control Log. With intuitive prompts and messages, it’s never been easier to set parameters, track performance and download storage data.

The i.C3® Information Center is integrated into i.Series® medical-grade refrigerators and -30C freezers, as well as ultra-low freezers. Whether you’re storing sensitive blood products, vaccines, medications, reagents or samples, it's critical to have constant monitoring to ensure uniform temperature throughout the space — safeguarding the integrity of the stored items.

iC3 Device Status Console

System Status Console

Monitor the status of the unit with one quick glance at the Home screen, including:

  • Current temperature
  • Current alarm conditions
  • Minimum and maximum temperatures
  • Unacknowledged alarms
  • Historical temperature data
iC3 Main Screen

Min/Max Display and Reset

The Min/Max temperature display shows the highest and lowest temperature occurrence right on the Home screen. This functionality allows users to document the min/max temperatures and then use the reset icon to start a new recording period. The Min/Max function is especially helpful for vaccine storage applications. (It can be turned on or off as desired.)

Temperature Graph

Interactive Temperature Graph

When you need more information, it’s just a touch away. The interactive temperature graph provides a visual history of performance with shortcuts to the Event Log for detailed status information. It includes:

  • The One Touch Quick Info Feature, which enables users to touch graph for point-in-time detail
  • A Zoom Feature, which provides a close-up of a selected time period.
  • Jump forward and back buttons to conveniently access two months of data
Event Log and Detail Screen

Event Log and Detail Screen with Event Acknowledgement

The Event Log displays information from alarm events. The 100 most recent events can be viewed on the Event Log screen. Simply touching an event enables users to drill down to specific information on the Event Log Detail screen, including:

  • Type of alarm
  • Start and end date/time of alarm
  • Monitoring and compressor probe maximum and minimum temperatures during the event

The i.Act™ Event Acknowledgement function captures corrective actions with signature, date, and time-stamp.

Download

Data Transfer Center

Export data with ease. Temperature, event, and access control data (if applicable) is simply downloaded via the USB port in the side of the i.C3® Information Center. The files can then be opened in a spreadsheet program. Firmware updates can also be uploaded.

Temperature Alarm Test Screen

Automatic Alarm Testing

(+4C Refrigerators & -30C Freezers only)

Conveniently test temperature alarms with a couple of simple touches. The Peltier-based technology utilizes self-test probes that warm or cool without affecting the temperature inside the cabinet.

Access Control

Guardian Plus Protection

Protect settings and limit access to keep products secure. Guardian Plus™ includes password protected setpoints to ensure that proper temperatures are maintained. In addition, Integrated Access Control* restricts access to the cabinet with an electromagnetic lock controlled by PIN entry. 100 User IDs can be set up directly from the i.C3® and programmed with an individual access PIN

  • Access Control keypad can be set as an alternative Home Screen
  • Access Control log provides an audit trail of door entries and includes the User ID, Date, Time, Duration, and Method of Entry
  • Key override

*Note that Integrated Access Control is an optional feature for +4C refrigerators and -30C freezers. It is a standard feature for Ultra-Low freezers.

Language Translations

Localization Features

The i.C3® Information Center displays in several languages. Ask your Helmer Scientific representative for more information. In addition, data display and entry can be tailored to regional standards, with international numeric format and language-specific keyboards for data entry.