Encrypted disks, complex authentication, audit logs and proactive systems for continuous detection of vulnerabilities and intrusions are routinely examined, making the AQMeshData server – and users’ data – as secure as possible
Data secure and accessible on the cloud
With measurements processed and stored on the secure AQMeshData server there is no need for site visits to retrieve data and should anything untoward happen to the pod, data is still perfectly safe and accessible. The on-board buffer ensures no data is lost if comms are interrupted but cloud processing keeps hardware power demands to a minimum.
We all use and get the most from “the cloud” every day and it’s no different with air quality data. AQMesh is kept safe, secure, backed up and managed on a world class platform, so all our users benefit in a number of ways.
The first is the incredibly high server uptime (above 99.9%) and reliability of service that we can provide.
Secondly, as soon as sensor output is transmitted and received by our server it is ‘safe’. Although AQMesh pods have a substantial buffer and can store sensor output for months if they need to, the hardware in the field is clearly more vulnerable than on a backed-up server.
Add to that the convenience of full-time access to data and control over settings – without having to go out to site or up a ladder – and the advantages are clear.
More AQMesh benefits
AQMesh has been on the market and in the field since 2012, with some customers still successfully operating the exact same pods they received nine years ago
AQMesh processes and stores all readings on its bespoke secure server which can be accessed by a website login or API to integrate with other systems, or it can be simple emailed to you at your preferred schedule
Robust hardware, wireless communications and the secure AQMeshData server mean AQMesh pods can easily reconnect themselves and continue to capture data if power is ever interrupted
Whilst some manufacturers use a calculation to give an NO2 reading, AQMesh uses a unique O3-filtered NO2 sensor for accurate, direct measurement of NO2
Meaningful correction of cross-gas effects and interference from environmental conditions is consistently delivered through proven and traceable processing
AQMesh is the proven small-sensor air quality monitor for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring applications, measuring gases and particulates.
AQMesh performance has developed through a series of co-location comparison trials in which AQMesh pods are installed next to an air quality monitoring reference station..
S I Analytics has supplied 65 AQMesh pods into Southern Africa since 2016, many of which are used in mining applications. The small, post-mounted air pollution monitoring units measure a range of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter, as well as environmental conditions.
North Americans will be well aware of the particularly harsh weather in the early months of 2019, but AQMesh has taken conditions in its stride. The AQMesh stated operating range of -20°C to + 40°C is backed up by long-term operation across a wide range of climates.
AQMesh has been measuring ozone (O3) using small sensors since 2011 and the readings from the latest generation electrochemical sensor, using AQMesh v4.2.3 processing, as compared to co-located certified reference readings, consistently show an R2 of over 0.9 with an accuracy ±10ppb (20µg/m3).
Following a successful evaluation phase in 2018, AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring ‘pods’ have been selected for use in a project to control the ventilation of a road tunnel in the city of Marseille.
Featured case studies
Breathe London - 100 AQMesh pods are used as stationary monitoring points in the groundbreaking Breathe London project.
Urban Observatory - AQMesh systems are deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use and traffic.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - 50 AQMesh pods are installed in Minneapolis and St. Paul to build up a picture of air quality across the two cities.
UNRESP project - Six AQMesh pods are used to show variations in volcanogenic emissions across locations near the Masaya volcano, Nicaragua.
AtmoSud & CETU - AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation systems.