Our step-by-step guide to configure an E8 beacon with the BeaconSET+ app.
Learn how we at reelyActive configure these beacons to balance functionality and battery life.
A Minew E8 beacon and the BeaconSET+ mobile app.
The BeaconSET+ app is available for both iOS and Android
Activate Bluetooth on the mobile device.
Minew E8 beacons are included with our Showcase Kit and can be purchased from Minew .
Activate the beacon's battery by pulling out the plastic tongue.
Identify and connect via BLE to the beacon in the BeaconSET+ app.
Note the MAC address of the beacon (16 characters). This is typically indicated on a sticker or engraved directly on the beacon itself.
Place the beacon near the mobile device then:
Observe the main configuration screen from which the beacon settings may now be adjusted.
If many beacons are activated, it may be helpful to select Edit Filter in the app and select an RSSI threshold of -45dBm to display only beacons in close proximity.
Disable unnecessary packet transmissions for simplicity and extended battery life.
From the BeaconSET+ app, while connected to the beacon, disable SLOTs 1 through 4 as indicated below:
Take care not to disable SLOT5 (INFO), else it may be difficult to reconfigure the beacon.
Select how and when to transmit the accelerometer readings.
From the BeaconSET+ app, while connected to the beacon, configure SLOT6 as indicated below:
|Adv Interval||1000 ms||Responsiveness vs. Battery Life|
|RSSI||-24 dBm||Range vs. Battery Life|
|Radio Txpower||0 dBm||Range vs. Battery Life|
Configuration is complete. Return to the beacon discovery screen of the BeaconSET+ app and observe that the beacon displays information about the accelerometer (X-axis, Y-axis, Z-axis) and on its identity (ID, battery and N/A).
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