Varcode develops technology for continuous cold-chain monitoring for perishables such as food and medicine. The company's technology provides a dynamic barcode, barcode readers, and a dashboard for up-to-date transportation information.
Varcode's SmartTags are barcodes that change according to time and temperature conditions. Distributors can scan the code and determine how well their goods have been preserved throughout the transportation process.
SmartTags' data helps distributors determine the most appropriate use of each delivery and whether it is in optimal condition, should be sold at a discount, or must be returned. The SmartTags system also includes a cloud-based SaaS for reports and alerts. SmartTags can be read by specialized scanners as well as most smartphones.
In 2018, Varcode was chosen to participate in the IBM Alpha Zone accelerator program.