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New nano gas sensor designed for smart city and home use cases

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The company has unveiled a new sensor which can be integrated with IoT devices

U.S. provider of nano gas sensors AerNos is seeing a huge market for its recently launched nano gas sensor in smart city and smart home deployments in the United States, Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia, company executive Sarah Barter told Enterprise IoT Insights.

The company unveiled a new nano gas sensor configured to integrate with internet of things (IoT) connected devices. AerNos Smart City Air Pollution nano gas sensors (AerSCAP) product line detects carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide and natural gas leaks.

“We are currently working with development partners in the United States, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia,” the executive said.

AerNos AerSCAP products will come in three configurations to support the simultaneous detection of three, four or seven gases. These new sensors will easily integrate into existing city infrastructure such as street lights, parking meters, traffic lights, surveillance systems, public transportation systems and other smart city assets.

The company also said that the AerSCAP packaged system includes a nano gas sensor array and electronics to support intelligent on-board processing and communications.

“Our sensors are designed for high volume manufacturing.  This year we expect to ship in the thousands and this number is expected to grow into the millions from 2018 onwards,” Barter added.

According to the World Bank, air pollution costs the global economy more than $5 trillion annually, the company explained. Smart cities hope to reduce this burden by implementing smart sensors that can help monitor and implement specific actions to reduce air pollution. A report from consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan projects the global sensor market to generate more than $162 billion in 2019, with industrial control, smart cities and eHealth leading revenue generation.

AerNos nano gas sensors are designed to be integrated into consumer and commercial product lines such as standalone monitoring devices, non-stationary devices (drones, industrial robots, construction equipment), modes of transportation, wearables, smartphones and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Drayson Technologies, Greentomatocars to create mobile IoT sensor network in London

In other IoT news, Drayson Technologies and U.K. eco-friendly private-hire service greentomatocars, have partnered to create a mobile IoT sensor network that will help build a hyper-local map of air pollution in London.

Drayson Technologies will install air pollution smart sensors in Greentomatocars’ fleet. The information collected during day-to-day travels will be used to create a comprehensive map of air pollution in London. The U.K firm said that it also aims to identify vulnerable locations for air pollution exposure, such as hospitals and schools.

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