During the TT festival June 22 to 26th in Assen the new flagship BlueMark bm2000 sensor has been launched. The TT festival is a multi day music event in the inner city of Assen organized parallel with the TT GP motorcycle races. Last year 150 000 people visited the event. The new sensor has improvements over the BlueMark 1000 sensors, such as lower power consumption which is ideal for battery-powered operation. Also the new flagship sensor has a power sensor the measure the current power consumption and battery level. Moreover, the on-board I2C interface allows to add other types of sensors such as sound, temperature etc. which is ideal for smart city applications.
During the festival 40x BlueMark bm2000 have been deployed to measure crowd movements in the inner city of Assen. The ICT institute CTIT of University of Twente will analyze the data. In total more than 75 million raw data points have been collected during this period.
Also during the event a meeting was organized between crowd professionals by Innofest. BlueMark was one of the key note speakers and gave a presentation about the results of last year. Also an interview was given to RTV Drenthe which can be found here:
The interview can be watched here: