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May 25, 2020 News
New website launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed company website.
Since 2011, innovation and wireless technology has been key at BlueMark Innovations. It has resulted in innovative products such as the WiFi/Bluetooth visitor analytics platform. The launch of the new website is another step forward to present our company and reach out to a larger customer base.
Key features of the newly redesigned website include a cleaner design alongside a better user experience for mobile devices and content aligning better with the business activities.
April 8, 2020 News
Today BlueMark Innovations BV has officially launched BlueScout; a product to detect unwanted people near or in your house by sensing and processing wireless traces that smartphones and other personal equipment leave.
It is a useful add on for home security systems that can reduce false alarms and gives new insights. BlueScout offers a professional service for security intelligence firms and system integrators.
Since December 2019 BlueScout is in use with a security firm and has completed a successful commercial pilot.
Products can be directly ordered at the product website. https://bluescout.co/
October 17, 2018 News
BlueMark Innovations is pleased to announce that we have finished the Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA) for our WiFi and Bluetooth BLE analytics platform. A PIA is compulsory within the new European privacy laws (GDPR).
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.
The PIA is generated using the online GDPR compliance tool of ePrivacy GmBH, a leading firm in online IT audits with respect to privacy laws.
More information about how we protect privacy can be found at our privacy page.
October 11, 2018 News
We have added support for Raspberry Pi hardware with Raspian OS. Raspberry Pi has become the leading platform in developing embedded applications. Although in the beginning Raspberry Pi platform had its issues, nowadays the platform runs smoothly. For rapid prototyping we provide a SD image (for SD cards with 2 GB or larger) running the latest Raspbian OS. Easy integrate WiFi/Bluetooth BLE detection with your own Raspberry Pi project.
Supported models are:
- Raspberry Pi Zero W
- Raspberry Pi 3B
- Raspberry Pi 3B+
The image provides both WiFi and Bluetooth BLE detection using on the on-board radio chips. To activate/unlock the firmware you only need a valid firmware license. The SD image gives you root access to the operating system, so you can easily add your own project to the image. Or just run it stand-alone for detection. If you need a trial license just gives us a call or mail us.
December 6, 2017 News
GL.iNet is a leading manufacturer for WiFi routers with openWRT pre-installed. It means that out of the box GL.iNet routers run openWRT. BlueMark Zero firmware is our solution to detect WiFi and Bluetooth BLE devices and runs on openWRT devices. It also means that BlueMark Zero is supported by these devices out of the box. With a few steps you can turn your GL.iNet device(*) into a device that detect WiFi and/or Bluetooth devices. BlueMark Zero supports the full range of GL.iNet routers.
(*) We support all openWRT devices that have a WiFi driver with a so-called monitor mode. If you are unsure if you device is supported, please contact us.
Install BlueMark Zero
Installing BlueMark Zero is easy.
- Setup your GL.iNet device (set up password, timezone)
- Login to the GL.iNet device by SSH (e.g. ssh firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Retrieve the installation scrip and execute itt, enter this commands.
- cd /tmp; wget http://download.bluemark.io:12389/init/install.sh
- sh install.sh
- The installation script will ask two questions, enter a sensor ID and a software license. The sensorID is a number to identify the sensor. For instance if you enter 100, all collected data will be assigned to sensor with sensorID 100. It is wise to choose sensor IDs unique. So you won’t have project with the same sensor IDs. The other questions is to enter a software license. This license is needed to unlock the firmware. Once installed the firmware will check roughly every 4 hours if the license is valid and if successful will unlock the firmware. Licenses can be generated at our license portal.
- After (automatic) rebooting your GL.iNet router will start sensing!
- Check the BlueMark detection settings at http://192.168.8.1/cgi-bin/bluemark/index (The regular URL http://192.168.8.1/bluemark does not work due to the GL.iNet firmware.)
- The BlueMark firmware supports different ways of outputting data. The firmware can act as TCP server and output the data as JSON or XML objects. The default output mode is to write the detected devices to SQL text strings. Periodically those files are compressed and sent to the server via SCP communication. To set this mode up, a SSH key has to be generated at the sensor. Its public key is needed at the server to authorise uploads
- By default the sensor has a demo SSH key installed, it allows to upload data to our demo server.
- At the sensor perform this command to generate a unique key: dropbearkey -t rsa -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa
- Use the public key at the server to allow the sensor to upload data. It is advised to use one key per project for security reasons.
- For more information please visit our wiki. (Ask our team for a login code.)