DeepBlue R-model

Project Details






The DeepBlue R-model by trafficnow – a DIN-rail or rack mounted roadside sensor for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi tracking. The ideal maintenance-free, non-intrusive sensor for getting online travel time information and origin/destination information for improved infrastructure planning.

The sensor is designed for cabinet integration, making it very suitable for integration in roadside cabinets such as traffic controllers, VMS and emergency phones cabinet. An auto-configured, easy-to-install side-fire Sensor that detects the wireless signals from vehicles; from hands free sets, smart phones and GPS systems.

The sensor combines maximum robustness for roadside operation with optimal performance through its high-sensitivity Bluetooth module and can be fit with different antenna option according to needs.

  • DIN-rail version for cabinet-integration
  • Can be configured for both single and dual channel operation
  • Can be used with DeepBlue AA antennas
  • Side-fire; zero set-back
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Worldwide 3G Dual SIM-Card operation
  • Optional Wi-Fi detection
  • Power over Ethernet 12-48 VDC
  • Optional General Purpose Input/Output
  • Reliable all-weather performance
  • Low life-cycle cost with no routine maintenance procedures and high reliability. Typical MTBF 10 years or 90,000 hours
  • Onboard database

  • Can cover up to 12 lanes from the side of the road
  • Field proven technology
  • Multi-lane, side-fire sensor
  • Cost-effective solution for traffic management
  • Vehicle Detection and Tracking
  • Recognition of Unique Identification for White list applications
  • Incident Detection / Travel time
  • Non-volatile memory data storage
  • Onboard database
  • Self-diagnostics on power-up (LED indicator)
  • Low power consumption
  • Fast, reliable and secure data transmission

  • Travel time
  • Traffic Engineering (O/D matrices)
  • Congestion & Incident detection
  • Online web based applications


  • The DeepBlue Sensor is easy to install, and has no detector zone setup
  • The R-model sensor mounts directly onto DIN-rail in a cabinet
  • The sensor operates with the Virtual Control Center central software
  • The Virtual Control Center can be installed on-premises or using our cloud
  • Easy integration with ATMS systems through XML and SOAP, REST web services


As of 2020 the DeepBlue Sensor models are all delivered with 3 radios as standard, the typical consumption is 1.8W without the internal modem, and 3.5W including the modem.


Consumption of the internal modems may vary depending on network operator coverage
We work to optimize the consumption. The numbers may vary with the HW and firmware revisions. The numbers above correspond to HW 3.11, and firmware 950

DeepBlue v2t R-model

This product was designed by trafficnow at the Mobility-labs in Barcelona.




  • 12 to 48 VDC w/reverse polarity protection
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Power consumption from 1.93W, see OPTIONS for details
  • ARM 9 Processor
  • 128 MB RAM applications
  • Advanced logging for temperature and voltage
  • Micro-SD for Onboard non-volatile storage
  • Linux based OS
  • Multi-color LED for operations diagnostics



  • Single or dual channel Bluetooth detection
  • Optional single channel Bluetooth + single channel Wi-Fi detection
  • Detects all Bluetooth versions
  • 65º directional antenna or omni-antenna for single channel operation
  • DeepBlue AA-antennas for dual channel operation; 110º/30º detection angles (horizontal/vertical)
  • up to -104dB receive sensitivity
  • Flexible data encryption for increased privacy



  • Ethernet communication
  • Optional 4G/LTE Worldwide
  • Dual SIM-card slot
  • GPS for positioning and time synchronization
  • Remote Sensor Access
  • Firewall
  • Secure HTTP


  • -40ºC to +80ºC, 0 to 90% relative humidity
  • H x W x L 124 mm x 174 mm x 32 mm
  • 0.6 kg (excluding antennas)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • CE certified
  • FCC certified
  • IC certified