TOKYO, September 28, 2021 – Ricoh Company, Ltd. announces the launch of new environmental sensing devices, RICOH EH Environment Sensor D201/2021. Customers can use these new devices in refrigerated, high-temperature, and high-humidity environments to acquire environmental information such as indoor temperature, humidity, illuminance, and air pressure without replacing batteries or relying on a wired connection. The acquired data, collected by Bluetooth® wireless technology or Wi-Fi™2, can be monitored in real-time on a PC or smart device, automatically saved and alerts can be set. This system contributes to the digital transformation of environmental management. by eliminating the need for manual temperature and humidity recording, battery replacement, and wiring at locations such as food processing and manufacturing facilities, as well as retail stores.
These new products are the successors to the RICOH EH Environment Sensor D101, launched in October 2020. They are equipped with the latest solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) module, the RICOH EH DSSC Series, which has improved power output by 20%. Unlike its predecessor, the new D201/202 can operate under a temperature range of -30°C to 60°C. In addition, the improved packaging for the D202 is waterproof and dustproof, significantly expanding usage scenarios.
In pursuit of realizing “A World Without Charging,” Ricoh will continue developing technologies to increase the output power and durability of environmental power generating devices. This will expand their applications as independent power sources for sensing devices, light-emitting devices, and switches.
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