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One of our most capable beacons. Longer range sensor beacon with larger battery. Rubber style casing that makes the beacon water resistant. Supports iBeacon and Eddystone (URL and UID) but not simultaneously.

The Forecum 201 comes in many versions and some even have different CPUs. This one is based on the Nordic 51822 and has the full set of sensors:

  • Precision Relative Humidity Sensor ± 3% RH (max), 0–80% RH
  • High Accuracy Temperature Sensor ±0.4 °C (max), –10 to 85 °C
  • Accelerometer chip: LIS331DLH

Available in white or blue. Can also be used without silicone cover with transparent case.

Sky beacons also have a system clock with configurable on and off times to help preserve battery life. Single press turns on (blue led lights) or off (red led lights). Long press factory resets the beacon. The red light flashes when the battery is low.

In BeaconZone independent tests this beacon had an outstanding range of 108m at normal power (0dBm) and 190m at full power (+4dBm).

Note that the side on/off only works in iBeacon mode.

Android app for configuration (no iOS).

Supplied with details how to access the technical and programming information.

Transmission iBeacon and Eddystone
Battery size CR2477
Number of batteries 1
Battery included yes
Battery life 24 months @ 1 sec
Size 60mm x 43mm x 20mm
Weight 20g
Waterproofing yes
Includes sticker yes
Password to configure yes
Power range 4 dBm to -23 dBm
Buzzer no
Temperature sensor yes
Humidity sensor yes
Accelerometer sensor yes
Motion triggered broadcast no
Button press no
Chip Nordic 5182
Standby current
Working current
Transmit distance 100m
Android SDK yes
iOS SDK yes
Android config app yes
iOS config app no

Forecum 201 (Sensor version)

  • Brand: Sky
  • Product Code: Forecum 201 (Sensor version)
  • Stock: Out Of Stock
  • £26.64

  • Ex vat: £22.20

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