The system revolutionises data acquisition by sending the data automatically via web servers. It's a bit like email on your smartphone, it comes to you, you no longer have to 'fetch' it.
AQ Web also provides two way communications with monitoring stations allowing remote control of the station and monitors and diagnostics to assist with service and maintenance.
The sites and server are always connected, so the moment a fault or alarm occurs, the information can be sent to those who need to know immediately using Internet, SMS, email or many other methods. Data can also be sent to web pages automatically generated by the system. Data files are backed up on the server and can be transmitted to the users nominated PC or server so there is no potential for data loss.
AQWEB is a modular system that comprises:
Site Manager - Real Time Data Collection and Remote Control
A.Q. WEB. Site Manager software allows real time viewing of data from one site or across an entire network. Data comes to your desktop automatically and graphs and tables update at regular intervals showing you current air quality information at a glance. Pollution episodes and equipment alerts are highlighted as they occur.
Local government authorities and other government agencies can share data in real time allowing pollution episodes to be tracked or even predicted. There are no additional cost implications for sharing data as all data is centrally held at the control centre and accessed by fast internet cable or ADSL communications lines.
Specific pollutants across a region can be quickly compared assisting authorities to distinguish local events from regional or trans boundary episodes. Data can be sent by email, SMS, or made available via an FTP server for input into air quality management software, traffic management systems (UTMS-2), GIS or air quality modelling packages.
AUTOMATIC & REMOTE CALIBRATION
A.Q. WEB is designed to automate the air quality monitoring process but also to leave the user firmly in control. The user decides how the system is run including automated calibrations, instrument diagnostics, quality control and assurance procedures and publication of the data. A.Q. WEB is compatible with most air quality monitors from a wide range of manufacturers, the monitors are connected digitally to a unique web logger device which manages the air quality monitors, any meteorological sensors or other sensors on site. It also has an internal GPRS device which connects it permanently to the control centre which is hosted by youre A.Q. WEB provider. The web logger has flash memory to back up data in case of communications delays but data is usually sent from site to the control centre every few minutes. Users can also create a connection via the control centre back to each site enabling operation of the monitors from the comfort of your desk. Automatic calibrations, diagnostics and remote interrogation of the monitors no longer require travel to the sites cutting costs and maximising data capture. Communication costs are less too with typical monthly GPRS usage being less than ?10 per site, including SIM rental.
Data from the A.Q. WEB. Control centre is transmitted directly to the clients PC or server almost live in open format unlike many competive software packages which use encrypted files. This means that A.Q. WEB is able to provide data in standard formats for direct use in Excel TM or other standard spreadsheet and database packages. Our powerful data server also supports UTMS-2 protocols for traffic management systems and CSV formats for modelling and GIS packages. An enhanced web publication package is available as an option and basic web page generation is standard. A A.Q. WEB. Reports which has been designed to validate and edit your data and produce reports which meet or exceed E.U. and national air quality reports requirements.
Data captured with AQ WEB software can be automatically published on a web page directly from our data server. The user has complete control and can edit, stop and start publication as required. The page can be hosted by us or embedded in a corporate or existing government site. The pages can be public or displayed to colleagues as part of an intranet system and can be password protected for use by a restricted audience. See the LIVE example below.