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Latest use for the Internet is air pollution monitoring – by Cambridge City Council. It’s using Io’s IoWeb comms gateway to connect a gas chromatograph measuring benzene to the Web. Essentially, IoWeb takes results from the chromat, coverts them to e-mail and sends them via a LAN and the Council’s Internet server to the DoE […]

Latest use for the Internet is air pollution monitoring – by Cambridge City Council. It’s using Io’s IoWeb comms gateway to connect a gas chromatograph measuring benzene to the Web.

Essentially, IoWeb takes results from the chromat, coverts them to e-mail and sends them via a LAN and the Council’s Internet server to the DoE air quality web site.

Compared with using modems and the PSTN, the company says that IoWeb provides a simpler, more reliable and faster medium. Also, since it’s based on an embedded computer running from solid state memory, IoWeb is unhackable. And, all this for about £2,000.

In fact, the gateway also acts as a miniature server, allowing staff to access it via their LAN, using a browser. It’s also retrieved by Anglia TV for its Anglia Air Watch transmissions.

{{Go to: www.aeat.co.uk/airqual/.Io,Tel: 01638 742390; Fax: 743821.752 on enquiry card}}