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Environmental sensors use innovative air quality device

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bluSensor AIQ is an intelligent air quality measuring device with a smart plug concept. The small, flexible sensor can be operated with a power bank battery, via a USB socket in a smart home, via a notebook at work or even in a car or truck. It measures and stores over 5,000 different air quality values, everywhere and at any time. The specially developed LED pulsates in the appropriate color depending on the air quality. A quick glance at the device is enough to read the current condition of your air.

The compact measuring device can be used on the go via Bluetooth Low Energy and a suitable app for iOS and Android, as well as in a fixed location via wifi and without the need for a gateway. The device supports the most common smart home solutions like Apple’s HomeKit and Conrad Connect. Moreover, the device has an extensive open source interface (API) aimed at IoT developers to integrate the sensor into any IoT cloud.

bluSensor AIQ has been specially developed for the consumer electronics market. By using the latest sensor technology from Sensirion (humidity sensor SHTC3, multi-pixel gas sensor SGP30), it was possible to develop a mobile measuring de-vice with precise measurements and low power consumption in a very small package.

The humidity sensor SHTC3 has been designed to overcome conventional limits on size, power consumption and price-per-formance ratio in order to fulfill the requirements of the consumer electronics market and products like bluSensor’s AIQ. By using Sensirion’s CMOSens Technology, the SHTC3 offers a complete sensor system on a single chip. The SGP30 gas sensor is based on Sensirion’s multi-pixel platform, which integrates four gas sensing elements into a very small 2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN package featuring a fully calibrated air quality output signal. The unique combination of long-term stability and multi-pixel technology opens up new possibilities for environmental monitoring for smart homes, appliances and Internet of Things applications.