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Green Division: monitoring environmental quality

For more than ten years, Optoi has been applying its expertise and experience in sensors to environmental quality monitoring and the so-called green technologies for indoor and outdoor environments.
Thanks to a project launched in-house and then furthered with the formation of a dedicated startup called UpSens Srl; in 2018, a new range of products was developed for the final consumers and focused on indoor air quality monitoring, which will become a mainstay of smart buildings.

Indoor pollution becomes measurable

People spend around 90% of their time indoors, and these environments can be up to 5 times more polluted than the outdoors. As such, the founding members of UpSens saw the development of sensors for monitoring environmental parameters as a significant opportunity for sustainability and social innovation.

The first range of products dedicated to monitoring environmental quality allows parameters, such as the following, to be measured: concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, humidity, volatile organic compounds (TVOC), particulate (PM1-2.5-10), and electrosmog levels.
These are portable and modular IoT measuring tools.

Sensors for smart buildings

Nowadays, it has become a primary goal to pursue healthiness in indoor environments. An increasingly pressing need due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made it essential to be able to monitor the quality of air in closed spaces. It is no coincidence that the core of smart building technology, the new construction frontier, is the automated management of parameters such as lighting, air conditioning, air monitoring and ventilation. Smart building is based on sensors, which communicate with software platforms that analyse data and monitor the systems.

Several significant partnerships are underway with large Italian corporates, ranging from the customisation of existing sensors to the research and development of innovative sensors designed to fulfil specific customer requirements.

The goal remains the same: to offer customers the best technological solutions for environmental quality monitoring.
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