OMRON’s wireless 2JCIE-BL01 sends sensor data to smartphones

Omron sensor

Omron Electronic Components’ 2JCIE-BL01 environment sensor is designed to detect the surrounding environment.

It is a compact, battery-operable environmental sensor with seven different sensing capabilities. Developers can use the 2JCIE-BL01 in applications such as home remote monitoring, building automation, outdoor weather monitoring, and factory environment monitoring.

The sensor measures and collects data for a variety of environmental factors that include temperature, humidity, light, ultraviolet (UV) index, barometric pressure, sound, and acceleration (3-axis).

The device transmits collected sensor data via Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) technology over a cloud service using a free downloadable smartphone app.

The sensor offers a communication range of approximately 10 metres, with a data output rate that between 1 second and 60 minutes. Developers can set threshold values to have the app notify users of environmental changes, abnormal sensor readings and uncomfortable conditions through push notifications. Developers can also set the device to transmit sensor data in broadcaster mode, enabling an environmental monitoring system in combination with common gateway devices.

The device measures 46 mm × 39 mm × 15 mm and weighs just 16 grams, including the battery.