Frequently Asked Questions
The BlueCompass can store MAC address data for 90 days. The device automatically clears its memory of data older than 90 days.
The BlueCompass can use any 2.4 Ghz antenna.
The BlueCompass has an RJ-45 connector for network connections. For Differential RF, Bluetooth and GSM the BlueCompass has an RP-SMA connector for each. The BlueCompass has an SMA connector for GPS antenna.
The power consumption depends on the configuration of the unit. A BlueCompass with differential RF consumes approximately 2 Watts while a BlueCompass with Bluetooth, DRF, GPS and GSM may consume up to 6 Watts.
BlueCompass is a MAC address scanning device. Acting as a remote sensor, the BlueCompass is able to passively monitor for MAC addresses which are broadcasted from active RF devices.
For safety reasons, the BlueCompass is shipped with a discharged battery and it must be charged prior to deployment. All BlueCompass Surveys are shipped with battery charges to help with the process.
Under direct sunlight, the battery using only the solar panel will fully charge in 15 hours from complete discharge.
The BlueCompass is designed with an over-sized solar panel so the installation of the Survey can be quick and simple. The solar panel provides 15W of power so that as long as the BlueCompass Survey is facing south, sufficient power can be generated to charge the internal battery and power the BlueCompass.