Growers with smaller operations have the opportunity to help RedLine Solutions test a new traceability product designed specifically for them.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company plans to launch its new product, dubbed PTI Lite, sometime this spring, but an advance version is available now for growers interested in helping RedLine staff make sure it is operating at optimum levels.

During an online seminar Feb. 28, Redline’s product manager Amy Bayersdorfer said the new traceability product is ready for "early adopters."

Based on requirements of the Produce Traceability Initiative, RedLine’s PTI Lite is expected to cost less than $5,000 for the most basic setup, which includes a barcode printer, cabling and software that includes a variety of templates for case and hybrid pallet labels.

The system also manages records required for traceability, but it is not an inventory tracking program.

Todd Baggett, chief executive officer for RedLine, said the main difference between PTI Lite and RedLine’s traceability products for larger companies is that it is designed to run on one personal computer with a printer. It is for post-packaging labeling and designed for operations that pack up to 2,500 cases a day.

Information on becoming an "early adopter" is available on the company’s website.