Managing Director Tom Hall reflects on business in 2018 and outlines plans for 2019 in an exclusive EarthSense blog.
I’d first like to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support throughout what has been a successful 2018 for us all at EarthSense.
Our team grew significantly in 2018 and I’m exceptionally pleased at how well everyone has come together and contributed to the success.
Due to the positive attitudes and individual efforts our credibility within the marketplace remains strong and the interest in our products and services continues to grow.
The Zephyr® has been a topic of much discussion. In 2017 we had a single unit deployed which was built in-house with limited ways to access the data.
Our units are now built using a local manufacturer enabling significant scalability, we have over 100 units deployed with a good variety of customers, and a web front end so our customers can access all the information when they need it.
Exposure of the Zephyr® sensor has been on the rise since the initial airing of the BBC programme ‘Fighting for Air’ and community action groups including Little Ninja and Happy Crocodile have embraced the Zephyr® as the small from air quality sensor of choice for driving behavioural change.
Our first commercial customers for MappAir® were secured and we have several near real time models now running, including a global one. We’ve successfully seen the integration of real time Zephyr® data, traffic data from a number of sources and successfully demonstrated projects with Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) and Innovate UK in addition to bringing in longer term partners who are utilising national air quality data in various products.