In order to address the issue of air quality, Intel has introduced a new Bosch Air Quality Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS). The system has been equipped with sensors and software to ensure that the air quality parameters are measured in a rapid and accurate manner. Having access to comprehensive air quality would enable city officials around the world to take quick actions so as to improve the quality of life.
As per the 2016 World Health Organisation study on Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution, it was found that 98% of densely populated cities located in economically underdeveloped countries are exposed to the highest levels of urban ambient air pollution. The decline in a city’s air quality would increase the risk of pulmonary and acute respiratory diseases like asthma.
Coming back to the MCMS, the system offers comprehensive microclimatic data measurements for EPA “criteria pollutants” for air quality, such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and ozone.
Intel Reveals Intelligent Air Quality Monitoring System with Bosch (Image Courtesy: Intel)
The compact device is developed to withstand rugged weather conditions and features remote monitoring enabled by both wired and wireless interfaces (Wi-Fi and 3G). It also includes the ability to provide over-the-air calibration to keep the sensors adjusted to generate high-quality environmental data.
In addition, MCMS also renders environmental parameter measurements of temperature, relative humidity, light (including ultraviolet), sound and pressure. Unlike conventional ambient monitoring systems that require large infrastructure, huge investments, and complex operations, the Intel-based Bosch MCMS offers a cost-effective system, efficiently measuring and managing optimal air quality.
Furthermore, the system provides intelligent data and enables real-time analysis of ambient air pollution that can be leveraged by communities for a variety of applications, ranging from adjusting traffic flow to providing fitness recommendations based on air quality and so on. In industries and factories, it would aid in tracking emissions and providing safety checks for workers to meet compliance requirements.
Moving on, the construction site managers will be able to provide early warning signals and improve efficiency while improving work conditions. Meanwhile, for the residential environment, the system can provide key information to prospective buyers of real estate and for sellers and builders in order to provide ambience air quality.
MCMS is powered by the Intel® IoT Platform, Wind River® Helix Device Cloud for edge device lifecycle management and a hardened end-to-end security solution. This solution features cloud-based analytics, data management, and visualization software.
It has a serviceable, user-friendly design that is closely aligned with EPA standards built-in security to help protect and secure data from all devices. By enabling the solution to easily scale up to the future 5G network and other machine-to-machine connectivity technologies, Intel and Bosch deliver a cost-effective solution.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors: the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).
Intel supplies processors for computer systems and manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
Bosch is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886.
Bosch’s core products are automotive components (including brakes, controls, electrical drives, electronics, fuel systems, generators, starter motors and steering systems), industrial products (including drives and controls, packaging technology and consumer goods) and building products (including household appliances, power tools, security systems and thermo technology).
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