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 Cold Chain Logger CCL100

Simple & Easy Cold Chain Data Logging

Vaisala Cold Chain loggers record and monitor time and temperature for vaccines, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and other perishable products during distribution and short-term storage. The single-use CCL100 loggers eliminate the need for readers and proprietary software and are optimal in clinical trials, material transport, sample shipping, and "last mile" distribution.

Three Simple Steps to compliance:

  1. Place the CCL100 data logger on your product or container
  2.  Press Start/Mark when it's time to ship/at each stop
  3. Download the Logger via USB to automatically create a 21 CFR Part 11-compliant PDF report

Simpler than any other similar device. Here's why:

  • Thin, compact size for easy placement
  • No proprietary readers or software required
  • Pre-calibrated and pre-programmed for time and temperature range
  • One-click export to .CSV file
  • Direct USB to PDF document generation
  • Single-use loggers do not require recalibration, battery replacement or servicing


  • No proprietary readers or devices are required to download and print reports. Also no USB cords (attached or separate) are required. Loggers connect directly to USB and files automatically download and open. 
  • Clear indication of alert status on PDF printouts include graph and statistical data with standard deviation, Mean Kinetic Temperature, Min/Max and Average values.
  • Each PDF includes a secure, embedded .CSV file that allows trends to be exported to Excel.
  • Loggers support the Professional Versions of XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).
  • Requires Adobe Acrobat version 9 or later, Adobe Reader 9 or later, and a USB 2.0 port
  • CCL100 data loggers attach securely and will not crush or shear off in transit.
  • Single-use loggers can be disposed of at the final shipping destination, eliminating the need for return shipping and recalibration. Single usage also eliminates concern over contamination.
  • The silicon-based temperature sensors combined with compact, thin form allow for easy placement and more accurate surface reads. 
  • Pre-selected features include Delay before alert trigger, Temperature alert ranges, Alarm configuration, Custom 12 alpha/numeric characters can be added under PDF print out part number*. 
  • Records 55 days of data, with a 9 month shelf life.
  • Ranges from No Alerts, to > -20 °C, 2 °C to 8 °C, 15 °C to 25 °C, or customizable between -30 °C to +60 °C*.
  • Free, customizable SOP template included
  • IATA/ICAO compliant

    * Minimum orders apply to customized features
    Contacts & Pricing


    • Use Life/Shelf Life
      Each single-use logger records 55 days of data, with a 9 month shelf life
    • Start Up Delay
      Standard 30 minutes or configurable 0 to 1275 minutes*
    • Report Time
      Time is based on military time and reconciled with UTC
    • Alert Ranges
      No Alerts, Above -20 °C, 2 °C to 8 °C, 15 °C to 25 °C, or customizable between -30 °C to +60 °C*
    • Alert Delay
      Standard 30 minutes or configurable*
    • Alarm Configurations
      Standard Cumulative or configured for Consecutive* alerts
    • Alarm Display
      Data Light emitting diodes (LED) signify temperature excursion
    • Sampling frequency
      One minute
    • Resolution
       ± 0.1 °C
    • Accuracy
      ±0.5 °C (0.9 °F)
    • Calibration
      Silicon-based temperature sensor calibrated with NIST-traceable standards
    • Operating temperature range
      -30 °C to 60 °C (-22 °F to 140 °F)
    • Dimensions
      • 45mm width x 66mm length unpouched;
      • 61mm width x 85mm length pouched
      • Weight 17 grams
    • Plastic Pouch/Housing
      Water resistant, IP 65 rating
    * Minimum quantities apply for customizable features


    When I manually calculate the time the logger actively recorded data by looking at the start and stop times in the “In Use Time” section, it does not match the duration time listed in the Trip Temperature Statistics” section. It is off by 30 minutes.

    • Remember that the start delay period is not included when calculating trip temperature statistics. By default the start delay period is 30 minutes.

    The marked time appears to be 5 minutes off. Why is this?

    • When the “Mark” button is pushed, it references the previous 5-minute average temperature statistic in the logger's memory to generate a mark time. Depending on the timing of when the mark button is pushed, there can be a 0 to 5 minute discrepancy.

    I have inserted my CCL100 logger into a USB port, but the file did not generate.

    • Be patient. It may take up to 10 seconds for the PDF to generate.

     I waited 10 seconds, but the PDF still did not generate.

    Try the following:

    1. Check to see if the blue USB LED light is illuminated. The Blue light will indicate an active USB connection. If the Blue USB light is not on, eject the CCL100 logger. Flip it over and insert it upside down. Many computers have their USB ports flipped.
    2. Go to “Control Panel” in Windows. Select “Hardware and Sound.” Select “AutoPlay.”  Check to make sure “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” is turned checked.

    The blue USB LED is illuminated but the PDF file is still not generating.

    • Make sure there is no plastic covering on the USB plug. Plastic pouch remnants can interfere with USB connectivity.

    What happens if I push the Start/Mark or Stop buttons while the logger is plugged in?

    • Nothing. The logger buttons are not active while plugged into the USB port.

    There is an unexplained temperature spike in the graph of the PDF print out. What caused this?

    • The logger was removed from the USB port before the downloading process was complete. Reinsert the logger and wait for the downloading process to complete before opening the PDF file.

    The PDF generated, but there is no data in the printout.

    • Remember to let the start delay period expire and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to download data. If a download is attempted within the start delay period, there will be no data in the printout.

    Can I copy files to the CCL100 logger and use it as a thumb drive?

    • It is not possible to write a file to the data logger, nor can it be used to transfer files, viruses, or other “malware.” In testing this, users may find that they can get a file icon to show up in the file folder. Note that this is a “ghost” image and that the file has not truly transferred. Upon logger ejection and reinsertion, this “ghost” image will disappear.

    I have multiple USB ports on my computer. What happens if I plug a CCL100 logger into each one?

    • An individual file will independently open for each CCL100 logger.

    Can I zoom in on a particular area of the graph?

    • The easiest way to do this is to use the zoom feature provided by Adobe Reader.

    Is it possible to see data from the Start Delay period?

    • Yes, this data can be downloaded by a proprietary software. Please contact Vaisala for more details.

    How do CCL100 data loggers calculate MKT?

    • View calculations in the CCL100  FAQ PDF.
    How is time determined in the CCL100?
    • Time is in UTC.

    How does marking work?

    • You can use the Mark button to highlight certain things on the graph (like when product changed hands, etc.)

    How do I know if a logger has been stopped?

    • Light sequence will double flash versus single flash.

    I am getting an Adobe reader error message stating “There was an error opening this document. This file cannot be found.” What is happening?

    • This error occurs when the logger is removed before the PDF has fully opened. This error can also occur when a user opens Adobe Reader and attempts to open a recent document from the cached document list.

    Regulatory items?

    • See User Manual. 

    It has been more than 55 days but the LEDs are still blinking?

    • This occurs when though the storage in the device has been used up the battery is still active. Memory is consumed but battery is still available to allow the lights to continue blinking.

    How many times can I download the data from a logger?

    • There is no practical limit. The power required to transfer data from the logger to the computer is generated from the user’s computer so data can be extracted from a logger long after its battery is fully consumed.

     What is the barcode?

    • The barcode applies to the 6 character alpha-numeric identifier. The barcode is compatible with EIN 128, this is code 3 of 9, and can be read by virtually every barcode scanner manufactured in the last 5 years.
    For further information, please contact us.