The demonstration will simulate an environmental monitoring solution measuring the air quality index (AQI) of Boston as an example. The RPMA-enabled Libelium Plug&Sense! device will collect information on levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone and will provide evaluation and assessment of AQI and preventive alerts and insightful actions based on the data collected. In turn, the ThingWorx platform will provide automated predictive modeling and will deliver prescriptive and simulative intelligence to bring environmental data to end-users.
“As levels of air pollution continue to increase across the globe, environmental monitoring is of utmost concern to municipalities and a major facet of their smart city initiatives,” said Joshua Builta, vice president of product management at Ingenu. “Governmental regulations are also driving adoption of environmental monitoring solutions for cities, so implementation of this type of solution is top-of-mind with city managers and city CIOs.”
In a recent report by Transparency Market Research, the global market for air quality monitoring equipment stood at $4.2 billion in 2015, and is predicted to reach nearly $9 billion by 2024.
Ingenu is currently building out its nationwide Machine Network across the United States, and is targeted to serve over 100 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2017. The Machine Network provides more than 100,000 square miles of wireless coverage for a host of IoT applications, and is ideal for smart city applications such as environmental monitoring.
Utilizing globally available spectrum, Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life. It uniquely enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink. Requiring fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA vs. cellular), RPMA is rapidly becoming a global standard for IoT communication. For more information on RPMA technology, visit www.ingenu.com/technology/rpma/
Ingenu™ is building the first wireless Machine Network™, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines only. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with 38 private networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof: enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at ingenu.com.