Radiation sensors installed in Ukraine

Following the anouncement on the radiation sensors we sent to Ukraine to help monitor the Zaporojie area there are some new developments. The sensors arrived and are being installed by SaveEcoBot and their partners. This effort was also documented by the local press, Buletin de Bucuresti and Observator Antena 1. The first sensor to go […]

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The New SMOGGIE

Having almost 1000 SMOGGIE units deployed, make this one of the best designs we came up with. It’s likely the max we could do in terms of IOT sensors with the existing technology, by optimising all aspects but with no compromise to data accuracy. This was reward last year in Paris, where uRADMonitor took two […]

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Model A sensors donated to Ukraine

In a world overwhelmed by post-pandemic problems, with a terrible widespread drought, with instability in several important markets raising concerns of a new global economic crisis, Russia thought to top up the list by unleashing one of the most barbaric aggressions that Europe has seen against the peaceful state of Ukraine.And where there is no […]

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Citywide Air Quality monitoring in Timisoara

Timisoara is the main economic, social and cultural center in western Romania and the country’s third city by population size. Timisoara has recently committed itself to a strong digitalisation direction, through which to modernise the city’s services using the latest technologies. Sensors in Timisoara Being a company that started from Timisoara, uRADMonitor (MAGNASCI SRL) offered […]

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STUDY: uRADMonitor partners with top-ranked academic institution Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for premier field research

uRADMonitor technology in partnership with DIM Transilvania Group contributed to the first scientific collaborative research of hairdressers exposure to respirable particulate matter (RPM) inside minority-owned hair salons in the state of Maryland, US. The report was conducted in alliance with leading experts from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Public Health at […]

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Tonga explosion tracked by sensors

An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted violently on Saturday, causing tsunamis on several Pacific coasts. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, about 70 kilometers north of the island of Tonga, Tonga, erupted for the first time on Friday and for the second time on Saturday around 5:26 p.m. local time (GMT+13). Huge clouds formed above the […]

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Sensor crowdsourcing in Breaza

Breaza is a town located in the sub-Carpathian area, at an altitude of 380–450 m, on a terrace located at a height of 50–60 m above the Prahova riverbed. Some of the people here, have chosen to settle in a quieter area and with a cleaner environment.This direction was perhaps a contributor factor to an […]

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Brasov CITY embraces modern technologies and installs #airquality sensors

Brașov is a city in the Transylvania region of Romania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It’s known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes. The beautiful mountain town had a busy schedule during 2021, with several projects that impacted the relationship with the environment: an international conference […]

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Happy & Successful 2022!

Against all odds, 2021 brought a lot of progress on what we do here, at uRADMonitor. Before wishing you the very best for the new year to come, here are some of the BEST THINGS that happened during 2021. With all these in mind, there are so many great things we are eager to continue […]

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City of Bistrita, Ro installs sensors

The municipality of Bistrița, through the Bistrița City Hall, has installed 18 multi-parameter environmental sensors within the “Zero Carbon Cities” program financed by the European Union through UrbAct. The sensors used are of two types, uRADMonitor A3 and uRADMonitor SMOGGIE-CO2, that have received worldwide recognition for outstanding technical performance. uRADMonitor supported the effort of Bistrita […]

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George Washington University (US) and uRADMonitor Collaborative Research

We are extremely pleased to announce that uRADMonitor in partnership with DIM Transilvania Group have established a collaborative research program with the Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University (GWU)’s  Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The project’s goal is to create a Washington, D.C. Air Quality Monitoring Network […]

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HomeSeer integration plugin

I added support for uRADMonitor sensors to my AKWeather plugin for HomeSeer Automation. Currently I implemented Server (Cloud) API, but since automation community always prefers using Local access (without Internet) – I will also add Local support. Configuring the uRADMonitor provider is pretty straight forward – once the new Location is created in AKWeather plugin, […]

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uRADMonitor double winner at AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge 2021

Many air quality experimentation and innovation projects are being developed, based in particular on microsensors. What is the performance of these devices with respect to their usage? How do their performances change over time? AIRPARIF decided to answer these questions in a global challenge that puts the many sensors in a fierce confrontation. Great day […]

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The 9th Model A3 during the semiconductor crisis

Since its debut back in 2016, the model A3 was sought after with great interest due to its multi-sensor capabilities packed in a very compact form factor, exporting the data via several connectivity options. There was no monitoring scenario were the A3 couldn’t get the job done. So it spread to homes, cities, universities and […]

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uRADMonitor & Home Assistant – A match made in Heaven ❤️

This is a guest post written by a long time user of the excellent uRADMonitor devices that has recently retrofitted his house with the awesome Home Assistant brains. This article assumes you have a basic knowledge of Home Assistant and how to use it’s config file config.yaml. uRADMonitor Radon is a newly launched product, that […]

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The uRADMonitor Mobile App

You asked for it once, you did it twice, ok I think this was one of the most requested things related to the entire project. We continuously build hardware gadgets but were a little behind when it comes to data visualisation. It was time to fill this gap, so here is the brand new mobile […]

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The 5th SMOGGIE

When I designed the “uRADMonitor SMOGGIE”, I was trying to find a solution for the uniformity problem of the uRADMonitor network. The sensors were present mainly in developed areas, leaving in the dark various other places on Earth. The resulting map matched the Facebook Graphs or the Electric Lights viewed from Space. I think we […]

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Another Smoggie Firmware guide (MacOS)

This Guide is written for MacOS users, however, there is a dedicated Firmware Update Guide for other platforms. What do we need?1. Smoggie hardware. (Smoggie-PM, Smoggie-CO2, and Smoggie-Gas)2. The provided USB cable (or any usb cable that also has data transfer capability).3. The new firmware. For this contact support (send the model and the serial number printed on the device or […]

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Prevention of COVID-19 transmission using sensors

A high concentration of CO2 is nothing but re-breathed air that can be a carrier of pathogens. Whether we are talking about schools, hospitals, residences, cinemas, offices… all these are closed spaces where the human presence generates carbon dioxide (CO2). This is a gas that is emitted when we exhale. The high level of CO2 […]

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Installing the “model A3” outdoors

The model A3 is a multi-sensor air quality monitor that tracks environmental parameters relevant both to outdoor and indoor use. For example temperature + pressure + humidity + CO2 + Formaldehyde + VOCs are important when discussing air quality in our homes, while temperature + pressure + humidity + ozone + Particulate Matter PM1/PM2.5/PM10 + […]

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Mobile Air Quality Monitoring

Automated airquality monitoring provides more options over using handheld units occasionally. Mapping data trends becomes possible thanks to continuous surveillance and a permanent data flux. We have a higher detection capability for small variations and can trigger automated alarms if predefined thresholds are reached, improving reaction time while lowering costs. But things get even better […]

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The 4th uRADMonitor SMOGGIE

From day one, uRADMonitor aimed to give people open, comparable and uniform environmental data across large areas. Some time with this project and it became evident that spreading the network uniformly across the world is going to be a challenge. This was mainly due to economic differences of the various countries in the world. Simply […]

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2020 A year like no other

We are finally here, at the end of the year, ready to leave behind one of the most troubled years we have lived. 2020 has been a challenge for all of us and despite all the difficulties, we can have at least, a little satisfaction that we reached the last mile and that we are […]

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uRADMonitor CITY

The “CITY” is our professional range Air Quality Monitor, released in 2020. It is equipped with the best: 1PPB resolution sensors for 4 gases built in (Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide), plenty of connectivity options for data upload including Ethernet, WIFI, GSM/GPRS, LoRaWAN (EU868, US915, IL915, AU915, AS923, IN865, etc), NB-IOT, LTE-M […]

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The human factor

Technology is often seen as a soulless tool to serve our various needs. That’s one reason why “technical discussions” often get boring because it’s like sitting for hours talking about how wonderful a screwdriver is. However, this is not the entire truth. In short, each technology carries a piece of its creator’s soul and behind […]

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Compact PM sensors: Plantower PMSA003

The PMSA003 is one of the smallest laser scattering particulate matter sensors available on the market today. The manufacturer, Plantower, has built a reputation with their robust sensors widely used in applications worldwide. Various labs tested their performance against reference stations and came to positive conclusions in regards to the accuracy of these sensors. Some […]

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The Easy Smoggie Firmware guide

The initial article about Smoggie firmware upgrade uses a Python script to install the firmware. This can be too much for the usual Joe user, so here is, I hope, a simpler way. What do we need?1. Smoggie hardware. (Smoggie-PM, Smoggie-CO2, and Smoggie-Gas)2. The provided USB cable + a Windows-running computer.3. The new firmware. For […]

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Frontend / Site v6.0

A new frontend update was recently deployed, following the 5.0 back in 2017. There were two major requirements for this change: one was to make the data access easier and the second, to improve the rendering on mobile devices. These new features were strongly requested by the community, but also by independent reviewers like Electronza. […]

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Smoggie Firmware Update

Smoggie is the recent uRADMonitor product based on a versatile compact platform that can handle multiple sensors, making space for several Smoggie based products depending on what they measure. Currently the list includes the Smoggie-PM, the Smoggie-CO2 and the Smoggie-GAS for Particulate Matter (PM1/PM2.5/PM10), Carbon Dioxide and toxic Gases. They all share similar form-factor and […]

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Bushfire smoke haze of Sydney

Smoggie in Sydney

I’m Moz and I live in Sydney, Australia. I’ve participated in a range of citizen science initiatives, from counting urban wildlife to counting bicycle commuters, and I’d previously tried to join another climate monitoring project but sadly could never get their hardware to work. I found Radu’s first A3 units via Indiegogo and bought two […]

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Direct Data Access

The uRADMonitor network is comprised of hundreds of interconnected devices for automated and continuous environmental monitoring. Each device contributes with unique environmental data to help illustrate the pollution levels at an unprecedented scale. Each contribution is valuable and helps build the system as it is now. The collected data is available via a RESTful API […]

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Home Assistant and uRADmonitors

Recently I was researching into home automation systems. What I wanted to do was have temperature sensors in different locations around my house and integrate this environmental information into one place, where the data could be logged and monitored. What I discovered was open source software called Home Assistant. I had a spare Raspberry Pi […]

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uRADMonitor SMOGGIE

The uRADMonitor network reached 1k units worldwide back in September 2018 during the ASIC conference in Oakland US. It was becoming clear that Air Quality monitoring is a major concern with various implementations happening thanks to recent advancements in sensors and IOT technologies. Our portfolio of products already covered multiple scenarios both in terms of […]

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Impressions on ICEEFest 2019 / Upgrade 100

ICEEFest 2019, under a new branding “Upgrade 100”, was a focus point for 200 speakers and 4k attendees, at Digiplex Cinema Baneasa, June 13-14, in Bucharest. There were several tracks on HealthCare, Democracy, Fintech, Communication, Marketing, Branding, Content Creation, Video Gaming, AI and Robotics, Automation, Startups and Investments, but absolutely all of them under the […]

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Simcom-EBV Workshop on LTE-M solutions

I know this title might be challenging for some of you. And it’s not even the full title of the event, since the workshop also included the Orange LTE-M and Live Objects presentations. Allow me to clarify, Simcom is a communications hardware manufacturer (modems, GPS modules), EBV Electronik is a parts distributor, Orange is a […]

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Viva Technology 2019 Paris

For the third time at Viva Technology in Paris 16-18 May, following the 2016 and the 2018 editions, this was our second participation as an exhibitor – at the Orange stand, as part of the international Orange Fab program. The first day was intense, right from the start with the gates open for over 100k […]

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Innoteque 2019

ImpactHub hosted the second edition of Innoteque where representatives from the United States of America, Austria, and Israel shared their perspectives and experience in what makes a successful innovation ecosystem. Key players from the government, accelerators, capital, academic institutions, the private sector and public institutions where brought together to discuss ways of supporting and accelerating […]

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Capability-Driven Defence Research and Innovation Conference

The conference took place in Bucharest, on 26 March 2019 at Palace of the Parliament. High-level representatives from Ministries of Defence, defence research centres, industry and the European institutions discussed the present and future opportunities as well as challenges of the Capability Driven Defence Research. The event showcased the new prioritisation instruments for defence research, […]

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The 8th Model A3

8th iteration or HW108 actually means this is the eighth revision of the A3 being produced. It all started with HW100 back in 2016. Each new version brought important updates part of the normal product lifecycle. The latest one answers a tough question on the maintenance effort (both hardware and software). uRADMonitor A3 HW108 motherboard […]

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GigabitDCx Semi-finals

The GigabitDCx challenge, launched back in October 2018 in Washington, DC, addressed some of the cities most complicated problems: traffic and changing climate. The call invited developers and entrepreneurs to come with innovative applications and services leveraging advanced networking technologies. uRADMonitor joined. After attracting more than 100 developers and entrepreneurs within 21 submissions, Mayor Muriel […]

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Thermal inversion in Slovenia

Slovenia has more than 65% of the areas covered by forest, so the country is theoretically independent on the import of gas and liquid fuels! For this reason, the state has massively subsidized the transition from oil or coal heating to wood biomass! When replacing the heating system, we could receive a 25% subsidy when […]

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PatriotFest 2018

PatriotFest is a Romanian national innovation competition, focused on evaluating projects that have advanced at least to the prototype stage. The competition aims at encouraging innovative talent in the field of national security.“The most important resource of a country is the human resource. And the human resource requires security. At the same time, the competitiveness […]

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uRad metrics in home automation with Domoticz

Radu Motisan has a dream to give the world a view on what is happening in your surrounding environment and how this could influence your health. In my own professional life, I’m involved as a consultant in IOT data gathering and processing and I design and deploy solutions for organizations with whom I share that mutual interest: […]

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Orange FAB Demo day

When uRADMonitor was selected in the OrangeFAB program, we had little idea of the implications. Bringing together professionals and resources to support our work, the program has come to have a massive impact on the uRADMonitor development. What an exciting adventure this was! But enough big words, let’s see a quick summary. Alba Iulia SmartCity […]

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Transforming a Hobby into a Full-Scale Product

I was in the Bay Area for the ASIC Conference where uRADMonitor participated as an exhibitor. This came just a few days after the Environmental Monitoring Hack Chat that I hosted thanks to the kind invitation of Sophi Kravitz from Hackaday. Talking with Sophi I told her about my upcoming trip to the States and […]

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Air Sensors International Conference, Oakland USA

uRADMonitor participated as an exhibitor to the ASIC 2018 conference in Oakland, California. The event brought together government agencies, researchers, industry members, community scientists and educators to facilitate research on the scientific, engineering, health, social and economic aspects of gaseous and particulate atmospheric pollutants. And it successfully achieved its mission. Dense participation to the ASIC […]

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National Finalist at CESAWARDS 2018

You could say this is becoming a tradition already, as we’re once again in the spotlight at this year’s Central European Startup Awards. Last year we’ve went as far as National Winner, while in 2015 we were just among the nominees. Magnasci SRL, the company behind uRADMonitor is now “Best IOT Startup”, while its founder, […]

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Producing the uRADMonitor A3

The uRADMonitor A3 was first anounced two years ago. During all this time, the product has seen multiple iterations that continuosly improved the hardware. The high number of sensors and the robust design were appreciated among our users. The A3 spread at a fast pace, quickly becoming one of the uRADMonitor most successful designs. To […]

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Viva Technology 2018 Paris

uRADMonitor participated for the second time at the Viva Technology international fair, during May 24-27 in Paris. This time as an exhibitor, an opportunity facilitated by Orange Romania, through their Orange FAB program. Vivatech uRADMonitor quick vlog The event anticipated a massive participation, and the real numbers exceeded the initial expectiations. With over 100k participants […]

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April 26, 1986

On the morning of 28 April, workers coming to the job at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden, registered high level of radiation detected on their bodies. The levels were not high enough to harm humans but the plant was shutdown for investigations. Workers coming to work at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in […]

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