Olythe unveils its second-generation award-winning breathalyzer. OCIGO is built around a miniaturized patented infrared spectroscopy technology, until now available only to Law Enforcement. OCIGO is reusable, connected, accurate, reliable and boasts many new features. When the Breath alcohol content (BrAC) measured exceeds the legal limit, the associated free app tells the user how much time is left before he or she can drive legally again, and how long it will take before their Breath alcohol content returns to zero.

OCIGO uses its unique miniaturized and patented infrared spectroscopy technology to deliver the 4-digits accuracy essential in international markets and can calculate from BrAC the corresponding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). This functionality works in tandem with the APP enabling OCIGO to adjust and align with the country’s legislation.

And since road safety knows no borders, OCIGO is now expanding to 30 European countries!

  • 4-digit accuracy & international units either in BrAC (Breath alcohol content) or BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
  • In App configuration allows to define the local legal alcohol levels of 30 European countries by driver’s category: novice, standard and commercial
  • Alerts false positive results by detecting residual alcohol in the mouth as opposed to the alcohol present in the respiratory tracks
  • Prediction of the time taken for the level to return to zero
  • Option to send a report with photo attachment
  • Multilingual device and App: French, English, German, Spanish and Italian

Olythe offers a new way of saving many lives on our roads: OCIGO, a new generation, patented and connected breathalyzer. OCIGO provides instant measurement of breath sample alcohol content. Much more than a simple testing device, OCIGO is a preventive solution. OCIGO’s dedicated app is able to advise the user at what time he or she will be able to drive legally again.

An app that meets the needs of consumers and business users alike to save lives

The OCIGO app has the ability to provide an indication of the time at which the user will be able to drive safely again. The app indicates when the user’s alcohol level will return to 0. Better yet, it increases safety even further by providing advice based on the user’s blood alcohol level. OCIGO APP can adapt to the legislations of different European countries. No more searching for hours to find the permitted blood alcohol levels in different countries which also varies by drivers’ categories: young, experienced and professionals.

OCIGO Europe is available in  Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdoms (England, Scottish, Northern Ireland, Wales), Ireland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg Estonia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovakia, Austria, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia, Netherlands, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, Malta and  Greece.

A connected technology that pushes boundaries further

This smart, accurate and connected breathalyzer uses infrared spectroscopy technology. Thanks to its miniaturized and patented technology, OCIGO is now able to deliver a 4-digit display compliant with all international alcohol measurement units for increased accuracy. Designed, developed and manufactured in France, OCIGO makes technologies that once cost thousands of euros and were available only to police departments accessible to everyone.

This breathalyzer is also able to alert false positives results*, and therefore distinguish between residual alcohol in the mouth and that which is in your respiratory tracks. False positives could for example happen if a test is taken too soon after the last alcohol intake. OCIGO will recognize the difference and lets the user know that a waiting period is necessary before testing again, as opposed to other products that simply give a reading of the breath sample, in turn giving inaccurate results. OCIGO therefore delivers an exceptionally reliable level of breathalyzer accuracy.

Olythe co-founder Guillaume Nesa: “I’m very happy to offer OCIGO to our European customers. Since CES in Las Vegas last January where we first unveiled our breathalyzer, we received a lot of requests about making OCIGO available outside of France. So, I’m very proud of my team for their dedicated hard work for not only making OCIGO Europe possible but available, especially in this particular context. OCIGO provides consumers but also businesses users with a device that meets unprecedented and professional standards of reliability to ensure their own safety and that of their family”.

Simple, reliable and smart

There are just 3 stages for ensuring a driver’s safety: Breathe out, Check and Get Advice.
Fully portable, OCIGO can be used as a standalone device with its own integral OLED screen or be connected by Bluetooth to a smartphone.

The free Android app is the ideal co-pilot for measuring, informing and advising the driver before any driving decision is made. Its complex predictive algorithms are applied to the breath alcohol content measurements which makes it possible to predict the alcohol absorption sequence, and therefore how long it will take to return to 0 or below the legal limit. The IOS version of the APP is scheduled to be released soon.

The ultimate road safety device

Designed for optimum user convenience, it uses a rechargeable battery with sufficient power to make at least 75 measurements in succession. Its mouthpieces, travel case and USB cable make OCIGO an essential resource to ensure that every decision is the right decision anytime, anywhere. It is the perfect partner for all vehicle users.

A breathalyzer compliant with the most demanding European standards

OCIGO is CE marked therefore fulfilling the requirements of relevant European product directives, as well as the relevant recognized European harmonized performance and safety standards.

OCIGO has also been tested by the French National Metrology Laboratory (the leading certification body for chemical and electronic breath testing devices). OCIGO is compliant with NF EN 16280 in France as it is in full compliance with the certification’s standards for the French market.