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Piera Systems Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

Scottsdale, Arizona and Mississauga, Ontario – Nov 21, 2022. Piera Systems Inc. (“Piera”) today announced that it has been named a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its ground-breaking Canāree Air Quality Monitor family of products. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 2100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2023, the…

Log6 Solutions and Piera Systems Sign Agreement to Distribute and Deploy Canāree Air Quality Monitors

Scottsdale, Arizona – Sep 6, 2022. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is pleased to announce the signing of a reseller agreement with Log6 Solutions (“Log6”), a Los Angeles based company offering innovative indoor air safety solutions. Under this agreement, Log6 will market, sell, and distribute the highly accurate Canāree™ family of Air Quality Monitors as part of their drive to improving safety…

Air Quality Problems and Solutions in Schools

Allowing poor air quality in schools isn’t an issue to overlook. Studies have shown that air pollution in both indoor and outdoor spaces can have physical and psychological effects. Among the individuals most vulnerable to these effects are children, due to their developing immune systems. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently conducted a review of numerous existing studies concerning…

Secure Agility and Piera Systems Sign Agreement to Deploy Canāree Air Quality Monitors for Healthier Schools

Scottsdale, Arizona – May 4, 2022. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is pleased to announce the signing of a reseller agreement with Secure Agility, an IT services leader headquartered in Burwood, NSW, Australia. Secure Agility will market, sell, and distribute the highly accurate Canāree™ family of Air Quality Monitors as part of their focus on applying emerging technologies to deliver real transformation…

Sensorbee and Piera Systems Partner on Highly Accurate Outdoor Air Quality Monitors

Scottsdale, Arizona – Mar 15, 2022. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Sensorbee in its release of highly accurate Outdoor Air Quality Monitors (“AQM”). Sensorbee, based out of Linkoping, Sweden, makes highly differentiated outdoor monitors to provide cities with extensive, hyper-local air quality measurements to enable their Smart City plans.   “Air pollution is an enormous…

Build Equinox and Piera Systems Sign Agreement to Deploy Canāree Air Quality Monitors for Healthier Homes

Scottsdale, Arizona – Feb 22, 2022. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is pleased to announce the signing of a reseller agreement with Build Equinox, a leader in fresh air ventilation technology headquartered in Urbana, IL, to market, sell, and distribute the highly accurate Canāree™ family of Air Quality Monitors. Canāree air quality monitors are built using the patented Intelligent Particle Sensor (“IPS”)…

Piera Systems Announces Certification to ISO 21501-4 Cleanroom Standard, a World First for Low-Cost Particle Sensors

Scottsdale, AZ – Jan 13 2022. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is proud to announce the release of calibration certificate for its Intelligent Particle Sensors (“IPS”), tested and calibrated in accordance with ISO 21501-4 standard, a requirement for particle counters used in many applications where accuracy and precision between instruments are high. Piera’s affordable Canāree Air Quality Monitors are built using this…

Better Data for Cleaner Air – A New Paradigm in Air Quality Monitoring

For decades, air quality measurements have been synonymous with measuring PM2.5 and PM10, combined weight of particles of size 2.5 and 10 microns, driven by the US EPA and other governmental bodies around the world. While PM2.5 and PM10 do an adequate job of representing outdoor air quality, it paints a woefully incomplete picture when measuring indoor air quality. Indoors…

Piera Systems and ESRG Partner to Monitor Air Quality in Nigeria

Canāree Air Quality Monitors deployed to measure air quality and identify sources   Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa and the 27’th largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP.[1]  Accompanying this growth is air pollution.  In 2019, the entire Nigerian population lived with PM2.5 concentrations above the WHO air quality guideline of 5 ug/m3 [2].  With…

What is ISO 21501-4 Cleanroom Standard and why does it matter?

Introduction Optical particle sensors are being widely deployed in outdoor and indoor applications to monitor air quality and control air cleaning technologies.  Low-cost sensors are not designed to replace expensive reference instruments but are being widely adopted in a range of applications with 57M units shipped last year.  There are many studies discussing the limitations of these devices especially for…

Mysupplier Creates a Safe Ice Rink and Boosts Customer Confidence with Piera Systems’ Technologies

As the world emerges from a pandemic, there are still many lingering worries about how to live, work, and play safely in a post-pandemic world. What we took for granted before the pandemic—a routine commute to work in the morning and taking kids to the ice rink in the evening — have become exercises in interpreting byzantine scientific theories or,…

Wildfire Smoke Reaches the Eastern Seaboard

Yesterday (7/20) I noticed that my Canāree A1 located in my office in Bristol, RI started reading AQI values ~120 (orange, unhealthy) after weeks of green values. I wondered why? Went out for a cruise on Narragansett Bay from 7-9 pm and the air smelled like burnt wood, the sky was hazy with a yellow/orange moon. I overhear someone say…

Monitoring Indoor Air Quality Improves Health, Productivity

Every day we learn more about the impact poor air quality has on our health, productivity, and its economic impact.  Covid and climate change are tipping points for action.  Wildfires are impacting millions across the US.  What can I do to mitigate these threats to my family, business, the planet?  You don’t need to be an atmospheric scientist nor spend…

Whitepaper: Accurately Measuring Particulate Matter and Its Impact on Health

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world in a manner that has seldom been seen before. As more research is done to better understand this pandemic, we come across new information that helps us be more well equipped to fight it. Our white paper linked below contains important updates about COVID-19 that may enable us to do exactly this: Accurately…

Hitachi Systems Network Technologies and Piera Systems Sign Agreement to Sell Canāree Air Quality Monitoring Solutions

Toronto, Ontario – July 28, 2021. Piera Systems (“Piera”) is excited to announce a reseller agreement with Hitachi Systems Network Technologies (“Hitachi”), a leading IT service provider headquartered in Singapore, to market, sell, and distribute the ground-breaking CanāreeTM family of air quality monitors in Singapore. Canāree air quality monitors are built using the patented Intelligent Particle Sensor (“IPS”) technology from…

Family of Intelligent Particle Sensors boast high accuracy at low cost

    This article from Fierce Electronics discusses Piera Systems family of Intelligent Particulate Matter Sensors and how they can be used to measure Air Quality for many applications .  Initially called the Piera-1 we have created a family of devices which are Software-Defined.  They have superior accuracy, resolution to existing low cost sensors, calculate PM size, count and mass…

Air Pollution’s Systemic Effects

This article from Harvard Magazine discusses the surprising extent to which the presence of fine air particles affects human health. It highlights a study that carried out new techniques and collected data on just how much on an economic impact fine air particles can have because of their severe health impacts. “The research demonstrates that every microgram-per-cubic-meter increase in PM2.5…

Why should I care about Air Pollution?

  At Piera Systems we often get asked, Why should I care about Air Pollution ?   This June 25 NY Times article helps answer that.  It highlights how scientists are conducting a “giant, global experiment” during the Covid-19 pandemic   Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere   My favorite quote is from Dr. Sarath Guttikunda,…

Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic

This article from WAPO highlights the dramatic reduction in air pollution due to Covid-19 BUT it also points out the challenges of reducing emissions from the vast infrastructure already in place.  “Although the decline in emissions during the pandemic may have been unprecedented, it was relatively small when it comes to combating global warming. The peak 17 percent decline in global…

Air Pollution Strongly Linked to Alzheimer’s

We started Piera Systems to address the public health threat due to Air Pollution.  We developed our Piera-1 Intelligent Particle Sensor so that researchers, gov’t agencies, consumers and businesses would have accurate, real-time, complete data at a low cost in order to identify, classify what’s in your air and take action.  None of us anticipated the emergence of COVID-19 and…

Can Particulate Matter Carry Coronavirus?

In a previous post we referenced articles that stated the hypothesis that air pollution and the severity of COVID-19 were linked. It was said to be due to bad air taking a toll on the lungs and rendering people more vulnerable to the effects of the virus. A recent study conducted in Italy suggests another way by which high particulate…

Coronavirus severity and Air Quality linked?

As if the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic wasn’t bad enough as is, poor air quality could be making the virus even more deadly.  The virus manifests differently amongst individuals, with many being asymptomatic while proving fatal to many others.   The elderly and immunocompromised are more at risk as the data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Similarly,…

Wildfire Smoke impacting Eastern US

This story appeared in my Apple News Feed today.  Read on to hear about my personal experience and how my Canāree Air Quality Monitor alerted me before the EPA did… Wildfire Smoke in Bristol RI !!