Similar to its older brother, BlackCompass is designed to be the most innovative and effective ITS tool. Including everything from Travel-Times to Origin-Destination, there is nothing else out there that can provide the robust results and ease of integration as Acyclica’s BlackCompass.
How Does It Work?
There are many Wifi-enabled devices out there including mobile phones, tablets, laptops – even vehicles with their GPS navigation systems all of which already meet protocols for the wireless transmission of data. Each transmits a unique identifier called a MAC (Media Access Control) address. BlackCompass anonymously scans and collects these identifiers, matching them from point to point, providing highly stable, accurate, and reliable travel times, along with the ability analyze traffic flows at an unprecedented level of detail. For more info, check out our webinar below.
Simple XML Data Interface
Acyclica uses an advanced MD5 algorithm to encrypt MAC addresses to ensure the privacy of users. Devices can be matched from point to point but never unscrambled to reveal the original device ID.
BlackCompass is Wifi enabled (802.11 b/g), allowing for easy installation and integration. Simply place in field – no need to worry about running cables as long as the device is within range of a wireless network.
Consuming 20 times less energy than a standard light bulb, Acyclica’s BlackCompass is designed to conserve energy. BlackCompass draws less than three Watts and, if desired, uses solar power for true wireless deployment (optional).
Keeping track of your Acyclica BlackCompass network is simple! As a network enabled (wireless or wired) device, the BlackCompass can be quickly and easily integrated into your IT infrastructure.