COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV) has partnered with Samsung Electronics Australia to pilot new Internet of Things technology within its hotel quarantine program to remotely monitor more than 1,000 Samsung air purifiers.

Samsung’s Building Internet of Things Cloud (b.IoT Cloud) technology enables Samsung air purifiers to be remotely managed on a large scale from a single device. Australia is the first market outside of Korea to offer this form of large-scale and remote management of air purifiers.

The efficacy of portable air purifiers has been independently verified by University of Melbourne research using Samsung’s AX60T5080WD air purifier, which found portable air cleaning devices with HEPA filtration are highly effective in removing aerosols and in less than 10 minutes.

Samsung Electronics vice president of consumer electronics, Jeremy Senior said b.IoT Cloud was designed to support commercial settings and has applications across a variety of sectors and organisations.

“Research shows air purifiers can minimise the spread of harmful airborne contaminants and this is a priority for many businesses,” he said.

“Samsung’s b.IoT Cloud offers a single interface to safely and easily monitor and manage a fleet of units via a secure network. Users can check air quality levels or cumulative hours of filter usage from a remote location.

There are many sectors which need or want to remotely monitor indoor air quality such as aged care, education or healthcare. We look forward to seeing the impact it can have on protecting our community.”

Samsung’s AX60T5080WD and AX90T7080WD air purifiers, which are compatible with the b.IoT Cloud system, contain a true HEPA filter to remove up to 99.97% of 0.3㎛ ultra-fine dust and inhibits the spread of captured bacteria. The models have a Clean Air Delivery Rate of up to 467m³ p/hour, a Numeric Air Quality Display, wheels for easy relocation and connect via Wi-Fi.

HoMedics offers powerful air purification

There are several studies underway around airflow ventilation across households and clinical spaces, which is not surprising to HoMedics given the current pandemic.

“Though we’re encouraged to wear masks, socially distance and wash hands, as increasing evidence emerges of how easily the coronavirus spreads through the air, better ventilation and air purification has become a real conversation starter,” digital marketing coordinator, Yashinta Hynes told Appliance Retailer.

“When used properly and alongside public health recommendations, air cleaners with the correct filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants including particles containing viruses. Air purification can be particularly helpful when additional ventilation with outdoor air is not possible without compromising indoor comfort or when outdoor air pollution is high.

“With air purification cleaners designed to filter pollutants out of the air to reduce the risk of acquisition of respiratory viruses, they are additionally easy to deploy and are likely to be cost-effective in a variety of settings.

“Our HoMedics HEPA Filtration air purifiers capture 99.95% of particles, they’re formulated to monitor indoor air quality and release negative ions to help the air purification process, all for under $399.95.”