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25/06/2020
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Z43 Goes Carbon Dioxide-Free

As part of our effort to help create a sustainable and healthier future, energy at Z43 is now 100% renewable, which will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 60,000 m3 per year – corresponding to about twenty times the CO2 footprint of the average Swiss.

For the past 20 years, we have produced the heating energy for the Z43 headquarters in Zurich – home to the IT’IS Foundation, Schmid & Partner Engineering AG, and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG – as well as supplied adjacent residential buildings with more than 79 apartments with natural gas. Our labs, on the other hand, were cooled via a small heat pump powered by electricity. Though gas is “cleaner” than oil or coal, we strongly felt that it was time to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of power in order to run our work lives more sustainably.

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So we finally got rid of the gas burners in our basement and invested heavily in a new energy system. The newly installed 500 kW heat pump now heats and cools the various buildings by exchanging heat with the groundwater stream that runs 30 m below our premises. In addition, because our labs and servers produce more heating energy than we can use during the summer, we replaced the warm-water panels on the roof with photovoltaic cells to generate our electric power. We also took care to only subscribe to companies that exclusively generate electricity by hydro, wind, and solar power. This complements our internal policy that Z43 staff should only commute by car to work in exceptional circumstances (e.g., it was appropriate to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic).

We are proud that we have started to generate our own energy and have become largely CO2-free at Z43.

Curious how it looks? Check out our CO2-free energy production by clicking on the leaf:

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The leaf can also be found in the header of any of our webpages: IT’IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT, and Zurich43.

Z43 – Think Renewable!

MEASUREMENT

31/05/2015

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Award for the Best Symposium Paper at the APEMC2015 Conference to the Developers of the ICEy and TDS Technologies

Our paper “EMC/EMI Near-field Testbed for EM Phasor Measurements Using Active Optical Sensors,” featuring the latest research in near-field EMC/EMI scanning technologies implemented in SPEAG’s TDS and ICEy systems, was awarded the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 Asia-Pacific International EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.

 
MEASUREMENT

18/05/2015

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DAK Software v2.0 Release

SPEAG is proud to announce the release of DAK software v2.0. Based on customer feedback and our focused expertise, the software was  completely rewritten with our own advanced software development kit (SDK) to offer a more open and flexible structure, a greater user experience, and improved functionality, while retaining the same look and feel.

 
MEASUREMENT

28/04/2015

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SMC (Sensor Model Calibration) Release

The novel SMC Sensor Model Calibration is a breakthrough in signal independent calibration of electromagnetic linearized over a large dynamic range.This new technique increases the flexibility of the end-user and reduces calibration costs while maintaining a low measurement uncertainty.

 
MEASUREMENT

20/04/2015

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Microphotonic Ultra-Wideband RF-over-Fiber Transducer

SPEAG is excited to announce the launch of a novel product in our TDS lineup – the fully electrically isolated RF-over-Fiber Transducer (RFoF1P). With this new product, SPEAG continues to extend the frontiers of accurate and traceable RF measurements powered by micro-photonic technologies to applications such a conducted EMC/EMI, ESD, antenna correlation and signal integrity measurements as well as to highly immune signal and power links for ultra-low-noise and ultra-wideband transmissions.

 
MEASUREMENT

20/04/2015

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PXI TDS Remote Unit

SPEAG is proud to announce the launch of another member in our TDS lineup – the PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) version of the TDS Remote Unit. With this new product SPEAG brings accurate and traceable RF measurements powered by micro-photonic technologies to modular instrumentation.

 
MEASUREMENT

07/04/2015

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TDS SNI, a New Line of EMC Sniffing Probes

SPEAG is excited to announce the release of the latest addition to our TDS product family – the TDS SNI probe. With TDS SNI, SPEAG pioneers the use of photonics for accurate and traceable RF measurements in EMC/EMI sniffing applications, bringing the functionality of a benchtop spectrum analyzer to the tip of miniature electrically isolated electric and magnetic field probes.

 
MEASUREMENT

31/03/2015

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cSAR3D and cDASY6 Features - Your Feedback is Important to Us

The response we have received on cSAR3D and cDASY6 products has been outstanding, and we would like your help in prioritizing features for the next software release. Please take our confidential survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZX53R2N.

 
CORPORATE

19/03/2015

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SPEAG’s Full-Body EM Phantom, “POPEYE”, Takes Center Stage in Defining the Road Ahead for Wearable Device Testing

SPEAG’s research partner, the IT'IS Foundation, and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina have joined forces to define next generation phantom testing in the emerging market for wearable devices. SPEAG's full-body phantom "POPEYE" and other EM phantoms intended towards standards development will be deployed.

 
MEASUREMENT

18/03/2015

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BIS Adopts the Indian Standard for Mobile Phone Handsets: Safety Requirements: IS16333 (Part 1):2015

BIS, the National Standards Body of India, has adopted Standard IS16133 (Part1):2015.

 
MEASUREMENT

16/03/2015

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cSAR3D V2.0 Release

The innovation continues with SPEAG's release of cSAR3D V2.0. This release fully integrates all cSAR3D phantom types: Flat, Left Head, Right Head and Quad. Shipments of cSAR3D Quad started in November 2014 and have far exceeded our expectations. SAR measurement of simultaneous transmisson is supported, as is base station simulator automation with both CMU200 and CMW500 from Rohde & Schwarz.

 
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