Archives 2017

Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

Ionization smoke detector is more sensitive to smaller smoke particles than the photoelectric type detectors. In a fire, the alarm triggering times between these two types are similar. But in a smoldering fire, when big particles are released, photoelectric detectors are triggered earlier.

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Smart Cities: Changes in remote monitoring

Smart Cities: Changes in remote monitoring

Remote monitoring, as a concept, has been present for a very long time. There are conflicting reports of the earliest applications of some form of remote system, some dating back to as early as 1912 in the United States. However, one thing remains consistent, the fact that this remote monitoring system was applied in some sort of industrial setting. In the early days, remote monitoring was not known by this name however, it was known as a Supervisory system. Here is a little history lesson.

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Northumberland CFDC’s Fifth Annual N100 Startup Competition

On August 8th, Northumberland CFDC announced Ambience Data as the Winner of its Annual N100 Startup Competition at the Qoints Startup BBQ. The competition started in March with a total of 35 companies in the running for $100,000 in early-stage investment.

 

 

Left to right: Rick Holmes, Wendy Curtis, Nisha Sarveswaran, Cory Rosenfield ...

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IoT Monitoring Made Easy with The Sparrow

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, can be defined as "the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment."1 In simpler terms, it is the ability to connect devices to one another, to applications, or to us through ...

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Temperature Sensor Introduction

Temperature Sensor Introduction

One of the most popular gas detection devices we use at home is the thermostat. It usually consists of temperature and humidity sensors. Temperature sensors are categorized into two basic types: Contact Temperature Sensor and Non-Contact Temperature Sensor. Contact Temperature Sensors requires physical contact with the detected object while the Non-Contact type doesn’t. The thermostat is categorized as being the contact sensor type. There are also four common types of temperature sensors including a thermistor, Resistive Temperature Device (RTD), thermocouple and Integrated Silicon Linear Sensor.

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Urban planning in the era of Smart Cities

Urban planning in the era of Smart Cities

Urban planning can be described as a technical process that deals with the development and use of land. This includes but is not limited to the use and protection of the environment, the design of urban centers, creating communities, accommodating growth and implementing plans that facilitate the growth and revitalization of towns, cities and metropolitan areas of various sizes.

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Ambience Data Wins Grant Prize at SVX Pre-Flight

Ambience Data Wins Grant Prize at SVX Pre-Flight

On May 25th, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing ran the SVX Pre-Flight Demo Day at the TMX Gallery in downtown Toronto. Ambience Data was among 7 other ventures making huge social and environmental impacts, ready with financial propositions for the pitch. We hoped that by participating in the SVX Pre-Flight pitch, our company can ...

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Pujiang Innovation Forum 2017 held in Toronto

Pujiang Innovation Forum 2017 held in Toronto

The Pujiang Innovation Forum 2017 - Canada Forum was held on May 16,2017 in Metro Toronto Convention Center. As a member of Canadian company representatives, Ambience Data has attended this clean technology event. This yearly event serves as the bridge to connect Canadian and Chinese businesses forging an eco-chain between two countries. 2017 Pujiang Innovation Forum was a great success.

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Innovation and Inspiration at OCE Discovery 2017

Innovation and Inspiration at OCE Discovery 2017

As we entered the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, I looked to my side and caught a glimpse of a woman in a casual business suit, banner in hand, running towards the entrance of the discovery showcase floor. People were already setting up their booths, shaking hands, and asking questions at the surrounding booths.

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