CLEC Urban Precinct Installation in the City of Melbourne

A multi sensor network is installed at CLEC (Community Learning and Education Centre) park in Docklands. arc HUB control units, together with arc HUB peripherals make up a sensor area network which measures at various locations in the precinct :

Air quality
Exercise equipment, basketball court and table tennis usage
Pedestrian movement
Temperature and wind speed
USB charging point usage
Street light illumination levels

The arc HUB and its Sensor Area Network uses the existing cellular network and does not require any external power supply or other network infrastructure. The readings are pushed to the City’s nominated web services.

Multi City Trials

Trials have been completed and are being conducted with the air monitoring authorities in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The arc HUBs have demonstrated consistency and good correlation with EPA standard instruments.

City of Gladstone

arc HUBs are shortly to be installed around the City of Gladstone by the Queensland Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Sciences group within the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation to address public concerns about air quality and light pollution.

City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne has purchased arc HUB Peripheral People sensors to measure people movement in key locations. The generated data will assist in planning for people traffic requirements in these urban locations.

Brooklyn, Melbourne

There is community concern in Brooklyn about the occasional levels of airborne dust associated with industry and other environmental factors. EPA Victoria is using a series of distributed arc HUBs to monitor PM10 levels in order to identify, manage and ultimately mitigate localised dust problems.

AIMES Project

The Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) is a transport test bed area, incorporating 100 kilometers of Melbourne roads on the fringe of the CBD. It is being run by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Cubic Transportation Systems, and 37 business and government partners. It is the world’s first urban laboratory for the collection of data not only on where and how we are moving, but the connectivity of all modes of transport. It also looks to factor in developments withing the systems that might influence mode of travel, or time of departure, such as: the addition of new public transport routes, the addition of discounted fares, the weather, road or public transport congestion or disruption. Up to 1000 sensors of different types will be installed over the next few years, on the roadside, and in the selected cars, trucks, and public transport vehicles.

The Active Reactor Company has been invited to install a series of arc HUBs to measure air quality in order to assess the localised impacts of different traffic related strategies.

A Melbourne Primary School

Three arc HUBs have been installed at a Melbourne based primary school on a busy road to assess the air quality at the front of the school, in a class room and in the rear playground. The purpose is to take action if the air quality is of concern, to drive good behaviour such as turning off the engines of cars that are waiting out the front of the school, and to be used as an educational aid for children in their curriculum.