Nordic Semiconductor (Norway) [OSE: NOD] has announced that IDT Technology - developer and owner of Oregon Scientific - has specified Nordic μBlueTM nRF8001 Connectivity chips to provide the Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity to iOS and Android devices in its Bluetooth Smart 'Weather@Home' consumer weather station range. IDT Technology says these weather stations communicate directly with smartphones and tablets, and allow users to access:
- A free partner app over a station-to-smartphone range of up to 50m.
- Immediate local atmospheric pressure (barometric) and weather forecast updates.
- Temperature and humidity readings.