Monitoring Air Polluants with AirQSmart Sense d.o.o
Battery Life – NB-IoT is designed for power optimization, meaning that it can operate from battery power and maximize battery lifespan for up to 10 years, depending on the usage profile. Currently, the AirQ sensor must be connected to a mains power supply, which restricts the locations that a sensor can be installed. A battery powered sensor doesn’t need to have its location compromised in order to connect to a suitable power supply.
Coverage – NB-IoT is based on LTE, but is designed to offer improved coverage of up to -20dB over existing LTE networks. This means that an AirQ sensor designed for indoor spaces is being developed, with the extended coverage opening up new locations that can now be reached for air quality monitoring.
Real-time data – The SmartSense dashboard displays real-time information from the installed fleet of AirQ sensors. Therefore it is important that measurements from the sensors are relayed quickly. The new NB-IoT AirQ sensors have been optimized for NB-IoT so that the sensor readings can be delivered in real-time, and the user experience is no different to the existing connected sensors.