The Praxis/OPCube, from South Coast Science, responds to the call for a compact monitor for air quality and fence line monitoring during earthworks or road construction. It is a product destined for gathering data on airborne particles (pm1, pm2.5 & pm10) during episodes of temporary construction, on fence lines or longer term deployment in urban environments. As with its big brother, the Praxis/Urban, high-quality Alphasense sensors provide proven sensing technology.
The Praxis/OPCube can be deployed in a high-density monitoring network using the same data infrastructure and sampling rates as the Praxis/Urban, so that in terms of accuracy and reliability, the two devices operate in the same league. The Praxis/OPCube, however, is a smaller, lower cost device specifically designed to provide precisely what’s required in occupational exposure monitoring and smart-city use.
Product development at South Coast Science operates on a philosophy of using the right tool for the job and avoiding unnecessary complexity or cost. Effective air quality monitoring is achieved by understanding the requirements of a particular task and identifying which measurements are necessary to produce valid, verifiable data.
The Praxis/OPCube has a single gas sensor combined with a particulate monitor, which is sufficient for most environmental health contexts. The obvious benefit for customers is they do not pay for redundant functionality or infrastructure.
Minimize complexity with the optimal specification
● Robust - designed for long-term outdoor deployments
● Compact: 154x154x130mm, 2kg
● Local microSD card data storage and 4G mobile comms as standard
● Equipped with sensors for gas (selectable) + particulates + T + rH
● Battery back-up in the event of power loss
● Same open-source design and data dashboard as Praxis/Urban