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USB Multi-function Environmental Sensor for IoT

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New multi-function environmental sensor from Omron quickly allows designers to monitor seven parameters.

Many industrial and building automation applications require common measurements such as humidity and temperature.
Omron’s new multi-purpose environmental sensor makes it very easy for the designer to deliver a wide range of measurement functions from just one small sensor — “whether it’s a question of simply making sure the office environment is kept at the optimum working temperature or ensuring that say a museum has the correct humidity and lighting to protect the exhibits — this sensor offers easy to interpret data that can then be analyzed, stored on the cloud and used to set parameters and make real-time adjustments”, according to the company.

Furthermore, the new 2JCIE-BU01 will also save development time by providing numerous options that can be tailored to the user’s needs. The USB version offers even more convenience to suit every application.

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Potential applications include monitoring and controlling both industrial and office environments to improve the workspace. It is also suitable for home and outdoor applications.

USB environmental sensor monitors seven functions

The sensor is available as a USB unit measuring just 14.9 x 29.1 x 7.0mm and can monitor temperature, humidity, light, UV, barometric pressure, noise, seismic and air quality (VOC gas).

The sensor can accumulate data for approx. 3 months (based on a communication frequency of once every 5 mins) and connect to multiple devices, such as smartphones, via Bluetooth 5.0.

Like the previously available Omron 2JCIE-BL01 Sensor, the new 2JCIE-BU01 offers multiple sensors in one unit that has built-in memory and connectivity through beacon communication, the announcement stated.

Despite their compact size, the 2JCIE sensors feature their own embedded memory for data logging to keep track of the surroundings.

Data from the modules can be downloaded over Bluetooth (BTLE) allowing designers to easily access recorded data. The 2JCIE Environmental Sensors are cloud compatible with no need for additional hardware. Bespoke threshold values can be set to provide alerts that notify the user of any abnormal sensor readings.

Certified for all required regulations/directives in the EU, US and Japan, the 2JCIE range is FCC approved and CE marked.

The BTLE link has a range of approximately 10m and the sensor has an operating temperature between -10 and 60 degrees Celsius. Full thresholds for each sensor can be found here.

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