DURHAM – Cooling technology startup Phononic is now ready to offer its sustainable, solid-state cooling technology to the masses.
Thursday, he Durham-based startup confirmed that it has begun mass production of its new Phononic F200 Merchandising Freezer and Phononic C200 Merchandising Refrigerator.
Instead of loud, bulky compressors, the products are powered by thermoelectric chips to deliver “precise temperature control and energy efficiency.”
The result: multiple placement opportunities in a retail setting – from checkout counters to mid-aisle and endcap displays, the firm said.
“Freedom of placement is a game-changer for food retailers, said Dana Krug, VP and GM of Food and Beverage at Phononic.
“Our customers trialing this technology have seen an increase in sales, and due to a design that eliminates moving parts, maintenance and service costs are lower. They are quickly realizing the potential for this new concept, and we are excited to scale production to now offer both products to grocery stores, convenience stores, retailers and restaurants.”
The products are now available for purchase following trials with a variety of partners in the U.S., Europe and Australia.
Launched in 2009 by Tony Atti, Phononic was recently named a CNBC Disruptor 50 honoree for its work creating a scalable semiconductor platform.