Blue Maestro was selected to participate in the Digital Catapult’s Things Connected Innovation Programme run during October and November 2017 in London. This was an opportunity for 12 leading companies in the IoT space work with challenge providers in solving particular problems in social housing and assisted living with a focus on LoRaWAN technology.
Guest Post from Innovate UK
As part of our predictions series, we take a look at how emerging technology will impact certain aspects of our lives. In this edition, we look at how technology will affect the future of healthcare. From before we’re born to helping us live longer, technology will reshape the sector in ways we never even though possible before. Read More
Blue Maestro adds to its range of industrial grade Bluetooth sensor beacons and data loggers with the new Tempo Disc Movement and Shock Sensor and Data Logger.
Tempo Disc can monitor and log movement for logging intervals of one second to 24 hours. With a sensitivity threshold that can be defined from 0 (most sensitive) to 255 (least sensitive), Tempo Disc can detect and log micro movements to very large shocks such as being dropped.
Tempo Disc can monitor two different thresholds during the same logging interval and can store 20,000 total records, 10,000 for each threshold channel. With a logging interval of one hour, that is over 1 year’s worth of data.
Bluetooth beacons have become a phenomanen when it comes to location tracking, direct marketing, environment monitoring and data logging. This ultimate beginners guide to Bluetooth beacons is designed for people new to Bluetooth beacon technology, or have heard of it but don’t fully understand it. We have kept this guide to be as succinct and short as possible to bring you rapidly up from beacon newbie to a basic understanding.
Numerous improvements and updates for the Pebble Bluetooth Low Energy Environment Monitor including a sensor module change to the Bosch Sensortec BME280. Tempo is a powerful Bluetooth beacon sensor and data logger with a range of features that makes it one of the most powerful environment monitors available on the market today. Features now include:
- Up to 5 years battery life
- Logs temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and dew point
- Temperature accuracy +/- 0.5º Celsius, humidity +/-3% Relative Humidity and barometric pressure of +/-0.12 Relative hPA
- Data storage of 24,000 data points
- Compatible with the Tempo Utility App for iOS and Android
- API and SDKs available
Check out the latest Pebble Environment Monitor here.
Blue Maestro Support
This explains how to read bytes in a Bluetooth advertisement packet such as you would find with a Blue Maestro beacon product. All of Blue Maestro’s beacons come with an API document which sets out the beacon (referred to as an advertisement) data structure, and this post explains how you can easily interpret this.
Blue Maestro was delighted to win the prestigious Innovation Award at the 2016 Progressive Preschool awards held this week at the Dorchester Hotel in Central London. The Progressive Preschool Awards recognise outstanding contributions across a wide range of categories in the preschool children retail sector. Now in its fourth year, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 is the UK’s leading awards of its kind.
Whether you are buying a data logger for the first time, or are experienced in purchasing them, this article gives you the top 5 tips to assist you in your purchasing decision. So let’s get started.
Tip One: Buy a data logger that fits your purpose
Pretty simple, but important. There are a wide variety of data loggers with an equally wide variety of price points. They all have different features and different accuracy levels. Before buying one with extensive features, ask yourself “is this feature necessary?” If your data logger needs to run on battery power for a long time, does it need an LCD display that will significantly shorten its battery life? How accurate does it need to be? There is a marked increase in cost the more accurate the data logger is. If you are purchasing a data logger for regulatory purposes, look at what the rules state regarding accuracy and buy your data logger accordingly. Don’t buy a more accurate thermometer than is needed else you won’t see the benefits and it will be more expensive.
On June 16th the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (“SIG”), the governing body behind Bluetooth, announced that the next version of Bluetooth will be referred to as Bluetooth 5, and that going forward the “.x” reference will be dropped. So no more 5.0, 5.1, etc. This is to simplify the marketing message according to the press release.
Bluetooth SIG confirms that it will quadruple the range and double the speed of the current version of Bluetooth while increasing packet size by 8 times. This means Bluetooth will start to to compete directly with Wi-Fi in terms of range. Amongst the details that were announced were improvements to the standard for functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation. It looks like the payload in advertising transmissions will be added to “significantly”.
Blue Maestro can’t wait to see what the further details will be and how we can build the new functionality into our products. The 16th June event will be held in London and we will keep you posted.
- Blue Maestro Meets Rt Honourable Dr Liam Fox MP Secretary of State for International Trade
- Blue Maestro participates in Things Connected Innovation Programme
- What Will The Future of Healthcare Look Like?
- New Product: Bluetooth Low Energy Movement and Shock Sensor Beacon and Logger
- Bluetooth Beacons: A Beginners Guide