Providing people around the globe with
rapid updates on surrounding air quality
Smart City Air Quality Detection and Monitoring
EDIMAX Technology Co., Ltd.
- Indoor Edimax Air Quality Detector units have been widely utilized in the National Taiwan University Hospitals as well as city governments. All sensors are capable of identifying PM2.5, PM10, CO, CO2, TVCO and HCHO..
- Edimax Air Quality Monitoring Signal Boards provide eye-catching visual indication of instant PM2.5 data and ambient conditions to relay information to the general public with ease.
- The Edimax Kiosk has the capability to integrate multiple software, hardware and cloud services to provide users with internet service, tourism suggestions and up-to-date air quality data.
One could argue that the tradeoff to living in a technologically advanced era, is the increased production of air pollution due to growth in industry. The expansion of industry has led to rises in material mining, production and higher energy consumption, which subsequently produce more waste byproducts in the form of air pollutants that are unhealthy to the respiratory system of humans, especially children.
As such, the detection, monitoring and assessment of air quality has never been more prudent. Through monitoring the quality of the air around us, people could then determine the best course of action to take when going about our day-to-day operations. The air quality detection products provided by Edimax Technology are engineered for such purpose.
From advanced network communication products manufacturer to air quality detection products pioneers
Edimax was established in 1986 as a manufacturer of advanced network communication products. In the last three decades, the company has dedicated itself to the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a variety of networking solutions. Edimax was even the world’s first company to come up with the world’s smallest add-on Wi-Fi adapter for computers, which showcased the company’s forte as innovative tech company. Furthermore, Edimax’s positive corporate image and ethics has cemented Edimax’s position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the field.
In recent years, the company has taken its engineering into the age of IoT through its flagship smart wireless air quality detectors. Edimax’s detectors were the first to provide instant updates to users through the mobile application: EdiGreen app. The excellence of Edimax’s detectors has garnered widespread application in elementary and secondary schools all over Taiwan, as well as locations in other countries such as Korea, Malaysia and the United States of America.
EdiGreen Smart Wireless Air Quality Detectors obtain real-time PM2.5, PM10, CO2, CO, HCHO, TVOC, temperature, and humidity data
For many years, local governments in Taiwanese cities have attempted to provide citizens with daily air quality updates, so as to alert the general public of potential respiratory hazards in the environment. The efforts of the city government often came with critique, as the initial technology that was implemented, ran on 12-hour update cycles. Considering the fact that environmental factors affect air quality within hours existing equipment were therefore incapable of providing the general public with real-time information.
Each and every model of the Edimax air quality detectors have the capacity to measure, record and analyze the temperature, humidity and level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) in the environment of an installed unit. Aside from the three categories, the indoor units are further enhanced with sensors that are capable of identifying the levels of particulate matter 10 (PM10), carbon dioxide (CO2), total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and formaldehyde (HCHO), while the more advanced 8-in-1 model is also able of identifying carbon monoxide (CO).
Socially beneficial engineering opportunity leading to overseas market attention
Initially, the company had the opportunity to develop their flagship product through a partnership with the National Taiwan University Hospital. The hospital and the administration had wanted to conduct local research on the correlation between patients with respiratory issues and their indoor air quality, and was able to recruit Edimax and the company’s forte in technology engineering to create the company’s air quality product line.
When paired with Edimax’s very own mobile application, indoor users may monitor their surrounding with real-time accuracy through the EdiGreen indoor systems. Such a factor is crucial in indoor locations such as hospitals and schools, where patients and children alike are more prone to respiratory issues.
Through synchronization with EdiGreen Airbox outdoor units, the Edimax app has the ability to accurately provide precise average calculation on temperature, humidity and PM2.5 levels by shared cloud data from all online outdoor units. The app also has the capability to show users all EdiGreen units in operation around the world, including nations such as Korea, Malaysia and the U.S. that have all incorporated Edimax units in their countries.
Excellence in engineering created high-end hardware capable of customization while providing numerous functions
Both the outdoor and indoor models of Edimax’s air quality detectors could be paired with the company’s Air Quality Monitoring Signal Board. The product provides eye-catching visual indication of instant PM2.5 data and ambient conditions, which relays information to the general public with ease. For example, the unit could be customized for schools, in which the visual indicators could provide young children with air quality information through colors paired with pictures. Finally, the unit’s most convenient feature is it capability to support Wi-Fi connection and RS485 data transmission, providing internet access to computer terminals and smart devices in close proximity.
Of all the products by Edimax, the crown jewel of the company’s engineering is the Edimax Kiosk. It has the ability to integrate multiple software, hardware and cloud services to provide kiosk users with internet service, tourism suggestion and up-to-date air quality data. Furthermore, the product is also a broadcasting and emergency disaster prevention system, as well as the perfect billboard for partnering companies to advertise various products. In terms of hardware, the unit is both earthquake-proof and wind-proof, housing a double-sided 55”, automatic light sensing high-resolution touchscreen display which enables users to access its functions with ease. Aside from a USB charging station, the unit is also retrofitted with the company’s Edimax 802.11ax Wireless AP that covers 100m to 150m in diameter to provide free public Wi-Fi for 200 users simultaneously, granting the public a true experience of the convenience of IoT.
- The EdiGreen Smart Wireless Air Quality Detectors are a series of award-winning indoor and outdoor air quality sensors that obtain real-time air pollutant data, temperature and humidity of surrounding environments.
- Signal Board SB-1002W pairs with a wide range of EdiGreen air quality sensors, providing data updates every ten seconds while supporting Wi-Fi connection and RS485 data transmission.
- Earthquake-proof and wind-proof Smart City IoT Kiosk Solution is built-in with EDIMAX core components, integrating multiple software, hardware and cloud services. The unit also houses a high-resolution display and USB charging station.