May 13, 2020Comments are off for this post.

BlueFox introduces its social distancing solution for BrightSign players

BlueFox has teamed up with BrightSign to offer a comprehensive social distancing solution for companies and organizations having to manage strict capacity guidelines

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April 8, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Businesses can promote social distancing during shelter-in-place…and prepare for the aftermath

Get real-time alerts by text message when too many people gather at your locations

BlueFox solutions notify the on-site team promptly when the number of people in a store or in a public place exceeds a preset threshold.

With the measures being put in place to reduce the COVID-19 spread,  such as limitations on the number of people in public places including stores and offices, we present to you the perfect solution for your business: BlueFox Count.

BlueFox Count app for Social distancingThis solution is ideal for any business that needs to monitor traffic flow and ensure that an area does not get too crowded, allowing businesses to properly adhere to social distancing mandates.

Once shelter-in-place orders are lifted, most jurisdictions will probably move to progressive deconfinement.  While businesses will reopen, social distancing is likely to remain in place for some time at offices, campus restaurants, and stores in order to make sure that COVID-19 does not continue to spread.

A single BlueFox sensor can cover an area of up to 30,000 square feet (3,000 square meters). The sensor is easily deployed with our mobile app and comes in two flavors: one that connects to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and one that also offers a cellular connection (using a SIM card with data plan).

BlueFox sensingBlueFox solution senses all the mobile devices located within a distance of up to 100 feet (30 meters) from the sensor and reports how many phones detected within the space. The range can be reduced to adapt to smaller locations and “always-on” devices can be excluded from the data, thanks to our SmartDetect feature.

All of this is done in a privacy-friendly manner, compliant with regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Alerts can be sent immediately by SMS (text message) to a location’s supervisor. Businesses with more than one location can set a distinct mobile number for each location, and anyone with the BlueFox app can also receive alerts via push notification.

Additionally, BlueFox makes available API and Webhooks to integrate this data into existing dashboards and other relevant business systems. For example, retailers can present real-time store occupancy information directly on their corporate website to better regulate incoming traffic, checkout queue length, and resulting wait times.


Westlake ACE Hardware

"We tried BlueFox's social distancing solution in our first store. It took less than an hour to install and started returning real-time data right away. We validated their numbers and were able to confirm the accuracy to be above 90%."

John A., Senior Director, Operations Support, Westlake ACE Hardware.

Pricing and availability

This special Social Distancing Edition of our BlueFox Count app, featuring real-time alerts, is priced at $240 per year per sensor (excluding sensor hardware) and is available today.

BlueFox sensors with ethernet and Wi-Fi cost $99; sensors with a cellular modem cost $299. BrightSign digital signage media players can also support BlueFox Count.

To learn more about the BlueFox Count product, please see our online FAQ. For additional questions or to place an order, contact us here.

March 23, 2020Comments are off for this post.

BlueFox Announces Data Partnership with InReality’s Venue Analytics Platform

Industry leaders come together to respond to the need for easier “wide-angle views” of venue analytics and KPI’s.

BlueFox and InReality partner in venue analyticsBlueFox announces their partnership with InReality to make it easier for venues and stores to get multi-dimensional, sensor-based analytic views from one platform. InReality’s venue analytics platform harnesses multiple sensor technologies and data streams into one simple view of the most important metrics and KPI’s. BlueFox provides real-time customer presence and foot traffic data via a patented mobile smart sensing technology. 

Guillaume de La Tour, Founder and CEO at BlueFox, commented, “It’s becoming increasingly important to be able to collate foot traffic data into dashboards that can present multiple metrics and KPI’s. We know that our patented technology for counting people by sensing smartphones solves big challenges for venues and stores. But we also know that they need key KPI’s that don’t involve us. With InReality, we can make it easy for them to get everything they need to view from one simple interface, all with flexible monthly subscription options.”

“InReality’s alignment with BlueFox makes so much sense for both our companies and our channel partners,” said Ron Levac, InReality’s CEO. “Their technology is unique, patented, privacy prudent, needs no special app, login, or beacon, and the accuracy rate is an impressive 95%+. As we continue to grow our ecosystem, they’re an ideal mobile data partner, and we’re excited to make them available as part of our sensor arsenal.”

 “We’re in such an interesting time for both DOOH and retail,” adds InReality’s newly-appointed Chief Strategy Officer, Laura Davis-Taylor. “We’re finally giving out-of-home venues the respect that they deserve as a potent media channel, but it’s time that we made it easier to prove out and optimize the things that we do inside of them. We love BlueFox because of the ease to do this, but also the accuracy.”

About BlueFox

BlueFox is revolutionizing traffic counting and customer engagement in physical spaces, with technology that makes counting simpler and more affordable. BlueFox serves retail, hospitality, and advertising industries, helping boost sales, optimize security, and increase customer loyalty. Bluefox’s patented mobile phone detection and engagement solution requires no apps or beacons and has received multiple independent privacy certifications, as well as numerous industry awards.

About InReality

Founded in 1995, InReality began as an in-store design and display company working with brands and retailers to create engaging in-store shopping experiences. After decades of working to optimize the in-store experience, InReality recognized the changes in the retail landscape and made the shift to venue analytics so that they could better serve their clients and the market.

InReality’s SaaS platform makes generating the most important place-based metrics easy. They do it by harnessing most any IoT tracking, measurement, and influencing technologies into one simple platform that produces only the KPI’s needed most, then enabling predictive or personalized responses. With it, venues can both prove and improve their “phygital” touch points across multiple locations at scale, but without the complexity or limitations of multiple sensors and disparate dashboards. Owners and retailers make their spaces more meaningful for their patrons, and brand advertisers finally get the analytic ammunition they need to optimize their strategies and defend their marketing spend.

March 11, 2020No Comments

How BlueFox helps its customers to predict foot-traffic during Covid-19 epidemic?

The Covid-19 epidemic appears poised to cause havoc with businesses that depend on foot traffic.  BlueFox can help companies cope by accurately measuring foot traffic for informed decisions.  Companies will need to react, but we can help them neither underreact nor overreact.

Traffic in stores and shopping malls has been impacted in geographies already affected by the virus. Retailers with stores across a country or a continent can monitor--on a per-location basis--traffic variations to better predict how traffic will evolve in the coming days and to make the appropriate staffing adjustments.

Sodexo, a $25B global food services company, uses BlueFox to monitor customer traffic at their corporate and university campus cafeterias.  Sodexo uses this real-time data to manage food preparation volumes, helping to minimize food waste and improve margins.

Advertising is one of the first expenses that companies cut when the target audience is unpredictable.  BlueFox lets advertisers measure outdoor advertising accurately and adjust the campaign cost to the actual audience of the ad campaign.

Common to all BlueFox customers, foot-traffic is the fuel of their businesses.  Having accurate real-time footfall data allows them to make more informed decisions to drive their operations when visibility is otherwise low.

How do you leverage your foot-traffic data to improve your business?

September 13, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Pick’n’Watch Adds BlueFox Foot-traffic Analytics to its Product Sales Booster

Embedding top-of-funnel foot-traffic data into customer “touch analytics”

Pick’n’Watch markets an innovative retail solution that triggers product videos and other messaging based on the product the customer touches on the shelf. In addition to increasing sales conversions, the solution collects extensive analytics about product interactions.

Leveraging the BlueFox API, Pick’n’Watch now embeds foot-traffic analytics into its dashboard. From one screen, Pick’n’Watch customers can gain a complete understanding of overall store traffic, close-by audience, number of product interactions, and bottom-of-the-funnel POS data.

Pick'n'Watch dashboard featuring BlueFox data

See a demo of the Pick’n’Watch and BlueFox combined solutions at Grocery Shop, September 15-18, 2019 in Las Vegas. Visit the Pick’n’Watch website.

June 20, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Change your digital signage messaging dynamically, based on real-time traffic

Now Signagelive can leverage BlueFox webhook push notifications to trigger dynamic digital display content changes based on the size of the audience within sensor range. BlueFox technology can be embedded directly into the device when running on a BrightSign media player, or you can use a dedicated BlueFox sensor.

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May 16, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Keboola Adds BlueFox Foot-traffic Analytics to its Platform

Offering foot-traffic data feed to KPIs to analyze and predict business

Keboola and BlueFox have teamed up recently to provide foot-traffic analytics in the Keboola dashboard. BlueFox data can now be combined with any of the hundreds of data sources Keboola supports -- e.g., POS systems, and weather data, marketing, and CRM platforms -- including Mailchimp, Salesforce, and Google and Facebook ad management.

Example of Keboola dashboard leveraging BlueFox foot-traffic data

“Keboola's integration with BlueFox makes it easy to add BlueFox analytics to our customers’ data environments, to be combined with other data sources or analyzed in a way only they can think of,” said Milan Veverka, Partner at Keboola. “Our first deployment with Roti is a great use case for using restaurant foot-traffic as a measure of the combined result of marketing campaigns, weather, and other factors.”

"Adding the BlueFox sensor feed into our Keboola data platform provides Roti with real-time insight into guest traffic and customer visit patterns like never before.” added Jeff Miller, VP of Technology at Roti Modern Mediterranean. “We will be able to know which campaigns are driving customer frequency!"

“Our partnership with Keboola is a perfect example of ‘the whole being greater than the sum of its parts,’ said Fred Renard, COO at BlueFox. “Being able to mash up numerous data feeds and deliver actionable business insights empowers Keboola clients to become data-driven companies.”

Read more about Roti Modern Mediterranean leveraging the Keboola data hub

April 23, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Signagelive DSE booth demo

SignageLive CTO Marc Benson gave a video tour of the company’s partner solutions, showcased at its booth at DSE, including BlueFox running on BrightSign media player, along with the Signagelive solution.

Marc Benson's tour of Signagelive booth at DSE 2019

November 30, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Hammerson’s Nicetoile shopping mall leverages BlueFox solution to measure the success of its art exhibit

Hammerson used the Bluefox solution to measure traffic for a special art exhibit in its Nicetoile shopping mall, in Nice, France. Hammerson has begun presenting art exhibitions in its shopping malls to boost traffic by promoting art and culture to visitors via interactive experiences.

In summer 2018, Nicetoile held an exhibit of the late artist Yves Klein’s classic post-war European paintings, reimagined via augmented reality.

The company needed detailed audience data to measure the success of the exhibit. BlueFox mobile phone detection technology provides a simple, cost-effective solution.

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Photo Credit: Centre Commercial - Nicetoile (Facebook)

November 16, 2018Comments are off for this post.

BlueFox and BrightSign join forces in the digital signage space

BlueFox has integrated its real-time mobile phone sensing technology into BrightSign portfolio of digital-signage media players.

BlueFox-equipped BrightSign media players can detect nearby mobile phones without the need for any special apps, logins, or beacons. BlueFox for BrightSign increases ROI by helping optimize digital-signage messaging and measuring real-time customer engagement.

The BlueFox solution is ideal for digital-out-of-home advertising, retail, and other digital-signage applications where measuring and understanding customer foot-traffic patterns is important.

Read AVNetwork article about BrightSign announcement

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BlueFox Count app for Social distancing

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