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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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SmartCity Debate Iasi 2018

The SmartCity Debate 2018-2020 took place in Iasi today bringing together hundreds of participants. There were representatives of city halls from all across the country and key players from several companies. The debate was organised around 5 panels, concerning urban mobility, smart utilities, cybersecurity, financing and startup demos. SmartCity Debate Iasi 2018 Participants uRADMonitor was […]

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OrangeFAB Kick-Off in Iași

  Iași was the recent host of a series of high tech events, aiming to contribute to the digital transformation of this important romanian cultural center. Continuing on their proven commitment to support genuine innovation, Orange added Iași as the next city to run the OrangeFAB acceleration program. Vlad Sorici, OrangeFAB Program Manager, presenting the […]

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The world’s first mobile phone with air quality sensors

Caterpillar Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of construction machinery and mining equipment, recently anounced the S61 – a smartphone equiped with a VOC sensor (volatile organic compounds), making it the world’s first mobile phone capable of detecting toxic chemicals in the air. S61 Smartphone Air quality history data The smartphone was presented at the Mobile World […]

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uRADMonitor at #MWC18

For the second time at the Mobile World Congress, uRADMonitor now participated as a finalist of the LoRaWAN™ Challenge. The event took place on Tuesday, the second day of the MWC week. uRADMonitor was presented in front of an audience of IoT professionals including representatives from the LoRa Alliance™, Semtech, STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik and others. […]

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IOT/WT Innovation World Cup

Munich, 30th of January 2018 From a total of 940 submissions, only 28 young companies and techpreneurs were invited as finalists at the WT|Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 EUROPE (#WTEU18). Their extremely innovative and groundbreaking products were presented on stage at the pitch and award ceremony of the IOT / WT Innovation World Cup® 2018. Radu […]

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2017 Retrospective

Although months and years are just one of our many conventions, the end of the year is a great moment to look back and do a balance of the recent achievements, like I did before. For a strong innovation based company like Magnasci, it was a natural direction to keep the R&D pedal pushed all […]

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SmartCity Implementation in Slovenia

Our uRADMonitor INDUSTRIAL was selected for a Pilot smartcity implementation in Kranj, Slovenia, to complement with Air Quality Monitoring the smart lighting solution implemented by EcoSunLights. Five units with LoRaWAN connectivity where deployed, each in a protective rainproof enclosure with side air vents and a top metallic sun shield: The enclosure holds the uRADMonitor INDUSTRIAL […]

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Innovation World Cup 2017/18 Finalist

From new means of connecting developed hardware to ground-breaking technologies, the evolving IoT innovations are contributing to solving thousands of issues that people face in their everyday lives. And this year the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® 2017/18 dived into these opportunities. Your solution is amongst the best 3 percent uRADMonitor is a Finalist at the […]

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uRADMonitor INDUSTRIAL

uRADMonitor INDUSTRIAL is the fifth uRADMonitor hardware product designed in 2017 for IOT Air Quality Monitoring with applications in smart homes, smart cities and industry. It is a general purpose, high performance Air Quality detector for Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ozone (O3), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). The sensor […]

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The First Wearable

After developing several hardware products and running two crowdfunding campaigns, some lessons were learned. I’d like to show you how these conclusions are driving the current development, in an effort of bringing the uRADMonitor solution even closer to its purpose. Community feedback getting into production is not new for uRADMonitor, and it was used in […]

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Top 5 Finalist in Hackaday Prize 2017

For the past few months uRADMonitor has been competing in Earth’s greatest hardware competition. The Hackaday Prize is a challenge to Build Something That Matters, make an impact, and create the hardware that will transform the world. One step at a time, we advanced in the competition and we are now one of the ten […]

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OrangeFAB

Orange Romania announced the first six startups that entered Orange Fab, the corporate acceleration program. The program proposes several directions to help the development of the participants like co-innovation, access to Orange technologies, product validation or distribution. This effort can also result in added value for the Orange portfolio of products and services. Vlad Sorici […]

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National Winner at CESAWARDS 2017

uRADMonitor is a National Winner and also became a Regional Finalist at the Central European Startup Awards 2017. This surely means some serious progress since the last time we ended up as nominees. uRADMonitor received two Winner titles, one for the Best IoT Startup track as a result of our intense work in this field, […]

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#BalCCon2k17

The #Balccon2k17 brought together IT security professionals and enthusiasts from all around the world. For the fifth year in Novi Sad, this was one of the biggest security events in Southest Europe. Dubbed “U CNT CTRL ME”, the event presented its philosophy right from the start: the use of knowledge to break barriers. Like last […]

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Finalist in Hackaday Prize 2017

uRADMonitor participated in the first edition of the Hackaday Prize, in 2014. Although it was just starting, the global network managed to reach the semifinals in a competition that aimed at “connected things”. Dave Jones blogged about it, and suddenly the entire World knew about uRADMonitor: One year later, with the Portable Environmental Monitor or […]

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Uradmonitor Model A3 Firmware Upgrade

Pre-reading The firmware upgrade is rather simple and straight forward; however, I would strongly recommend reviewing the two resources below and watching Dave Jones from EEVBlog video tutorial “Adventures in AVR ISP Programming” as this displays some gotcha that can be avoided due to Dave has documented them very well. Model A firmware upgrade guide Firmware […]

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KIT1 “Community Edition”

For some time now, the community helped improving the KIT1 design spawning many custom variants. This proves the utility of the KIT1 as an IOT device: a tiny little gadget, that can talk to the internet on itself, using little power, equipped with a multitude of sensors to sense the world around us. All these […]

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Site v5.0

The continuous improvements to the uRADMonitor network are demanding more changes both to the units themselves but also to the central infrastructure. While we saw considerable progress on the hardware side with the model D and the new model A3 and model CITY units, the server was also been in the attention with important new […]

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CeBIT 2017 Hannover

One of the World’s greatest technology fairs ended last week, leaving a deep impact in the minds of the participants. It became obvious that we are heading towards some major milestones in IC&T. So the message was about the current trends that are beginning to take shape, redefining the close future. A few of these […]

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Firmware upgrade for the A3 with Wifi

The uRADMonitor model A, the KIT1 and the model A3 with Ethernet have all taken advantage of various scripts and tools developed by the community which allowed direct data access over their LAN connection. You can see a few of these below: uRADMonitor weather station integration Local stats graph with uRADMonitor RRD Tool graphing Include […]

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Chivas The Venture Semifinals

uRADMonitor entered The Venture, a global competition created by Chivas, that offers 1 million dollars to create something that has a major social impact. This is the third edition, and the rumour has it that this year the competitiveness has increased considerably. We were happy to receive the invitation to the semifinals, together with other […]

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Innomatch ’16

The fourth edition of the Regional Innovation Fair took place in Timisoara, bringing together local and international guests for an intense day of presentations and networking focused on the innovation ecosystem. The organisers, Tehimpuls and ADR West provided an excellent environment for exchanging ideas and establishing new partnerships, in an elegant location. We were as […]

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Digital Romania Forum Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. In this context the Digital Romania Industry 4.0 International Forum took place on November 3rd at the Victoria Palace in Bucharest and brought together high level […]

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RICAP Gala

The third cycle of the RICAP Innovation program concluded last week in Bucharest with an elegant evening in the company of RICAP mentors, participants, alumni and ecosystem supporters. The event highlighted the tech entrepreneurs who participated in this year’s program for an opportunity of drawing conclusions and providing feedback in an inspirational gathering. uRADMonitor was […]

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Open Source uRADMonitor KIT1

Open Source means collaborative work, joined effort leading to extraordinary things. Recently we saw how a talented maker from Oradea, Romania pushed his KIT1 #uradmonitor unit to the limit! He used a lot of his personal time to build and document something better than the original. In the end he asked for nothing except to […]

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Building the KIT1 with extra features

Last week I’ve assembled a KIT1 and posted some details about it to the forum. radhoo praised the article and asked me to share it on this blog, maybe will be helpful for the readers. So, here is an updated “copy-paste” from the original post. The diy kit is based on the v1.1.104 pcb. It […]

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Air Quality Monitoring over LoraWAN

LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network specification intended for wireless communication. The standard provides seamless interoperability of connected objects, without the need for complex installations. End devices can communicate wirelessly with a central server via radio gateways that appear as transparent bridges simply relaying the data. Picture 1: LoraWAN system diagram This opens […]

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#BalCCon2k16

Novi Sad was the recent host of a high density of hackers during the BalCCon2k16 conference, organised by the Linux User Group of Novi Sad with the participation of many international guests. Entitled time is an illusion, the event delivered interesting talks and workshops, and above all the chance to meet the people behind the […]

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uRADMonitor Model A3

uRADMonitor Model A3 is a fixed monitoring station designed to measure a total of 8 important parameters related to pollution and air quality, continuing the environmental monitoring direction that was introduced by the Model D. It was first announced in June 2016, initially being deployed in public transportation, marking our company’s first steps towards the […]

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uRADMonitor Model D

uRADMonitor Model D is the first uRADMonitor unit designed to address air pollution. It features top quality sensors, being able to sense a total of 6 chemical and physical parameters. It is handheld portable detector, in a rugged compact form aluminium enclosure. The initial concept was announced May 2015, and by August 2015 a first […]

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The Dashboard

The purpose of the Dashboard is to offer an interface to the uRADMonitor system, the global data and the uRADMonitor detectors. Dashboard presentation Using the Dashboard, you can see your connected units, add them to your account and manage them further. This includes changing the coordinates of your uRADMonitor unit on the map, either for […]

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Dynamic IDs

All the uRADMonitor detectors were designed with a unique hardcoded identifier used to organise the datasets collected. Using this approach we were able to group together measurements collected from any given hardware unit, and display them to the unit owner or on the uRADMonitor frontend, like in this example. We named this identifier a “Device […]

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Viva Technology Paris

Just returned from the Viva Technology Fair in Paris. The event was huge, bringing together an impressive number of startups, investors and companies, driving the innovation spirit to a new scale. It was a place to meet new people, share ideas and get inspired from known speakers kindly offering insight and know how on their […]

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Open Innovation

The International Conference of Clusters from Northern Transylvania is an annual event in Romania created out of necessity for joint innovative projects, with a major impact on the community. uRADMonitor was invited and we held a presentation in one of the sections of the event. One of the topics of substantial importance was the “Open […]

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Winner of Innovation Labs 2016

The 2016 edition of the Innovation Labs competition, organised by Tech lounge and backed up by Orange, Carrefour and the Romanian-American Foundation, ended a few days ago with an impressive ceremony at the National Library of Romania. Code named “the Demo Day”, it was an interesting combination of technical product/prototype demo and live presentations held […]

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uRADMonitor Model A3 to map air pollution

We planned to extend the uRADMonitor network and go from Radiation monitoring to Air pollution and the first steps towards this goal included the uRADMonitor model D detector, capable of tracking multiple environmental parameters. As a continuation of this effort, we’re pleased to announce a new addition to the family of uRADMonitor detectors. Named A3, […]

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Shipping the KIT1

Preparing to ship at once a large amount of units takes considerable time, mainly because each one needs to be carefully packed with all the accessories and also labeled correctly. Should the uRADMonitor network go for dynamic IDs, things would become a little easier on the logistics side, but for now, each shipping label must […]

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Model KIT1 – Production Ready!

The uRADMonitor network started as a worldwide array of ionising radiation detectors, to deliver comparable radiation readings regardless of location. We’re now using the existing infrastructure to also include air quality measurements (the model D was a first step towards that). The first hardware detector we’ve built was the uRADMonitor model A, a fixed monitoring […]

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Cluj Innovation Days

Cluj-Napoca emerged as Romania’s Innovation capital, thanks to the high number of universities, students and research programs, but especially due to the initiative of some very responsible people, that understood the need of creating an ascendent trend of development for the entrepreneurial spirit and business opportunities. Part of this positive direction was the Cluj Innovation […]

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uRADMonitor featured by Bosch

The uRADMonitor model D was the first to go beyond detecting only ionising radiation, by adding various air parameters to the list of monitored values. Now a single handheld device contains enough sensory to assert a large interval of environmental parameters and identify pollution factors. One of the air sensors is the BME680: a low […]

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Mobile World Congress 2016

We’ve been in Barcelona for an entire week, for the Mobile World Congress. As the MWC is mostly about software, we thought it is a great moment to have our first mobile app ready, even if it is in Alpha phase and only for Android phones. Get it here, keep in mind it’s an alpha, […]

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uRADMonitor enters RICAP Academy

uRADMonitor was recently selected in the RICAP Academy program that aims to push Romanian Innovation further. Magnasci, the Romanian company behind it, while being still a newcomer on the technology and innovation market, manages production and worldwide recognition in record time with this successful first product. The mission focuses on developing technology to better our […]

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The steps to success

One year ago, I concluded the project’s roadmap with a plan. And everything happened, literally: we finally have the startup company and the indieGogo campaign became a reality, exceeding the initial funding goal. And this is just a tiny bit of everything that happened in 2015. It’s been a really successful year, with so many […]

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Model D updates

Some of the remaining changes for uRADMonitor model D included finalising the firmware and identifying a few better alternatives for the LCD bezel. Should the indieGogo campaign reach it’s stretch goal, we’ll also see a GPS module added to this unit, and an internal antenna for a more compact design. But getting back to the […]

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The Hackaday Prize 2015 Finals

The uRADMonitor model D, or the Portable Environmental Monitor, has entered this year’s Hackaday Prize competition, throwing in a complex hardware design, backed by a matching software infrastructure implemented with thousands of lines of code. What started with a simple hand drawn diagram was followed later by the Beta prototype and finally led to the […]

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