Demonstrate personnel tracking

Using a reelyActive Showcase Kit

The TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

Learn how to configure a reelyActive Showcase Kit to locate personnel in real time, and over time.

Only personnel?
Personnel is a catch-all term: any person (or even animal!) can be tracked with a Bluetooth beacon.
Do I need a Showcase Kit?
The demo can be accomplished with at least two gateways that run Pareto Anywhere and any third-party Bluetooth beacons.
So why buy a Showcase Kit?
The Showcase Kit is configured to demonstrate this use case out-of-the-box—without having to use a terminal or edit a line of code .

Setting up the infrastructure   Step 1 of 4

Set up the Showcase Kit to collect and visualise ambient wireless data.

Is this plug-and-play?
Yes! With a Showcase Kit, simply apply power to each device to complete this step.
What's Pareto Anywhere?
Pareto Anywhere is reelyActive's open source software suite, bundled as pi-suite for the Pi.
reelyActive Showcase Kit infrastructure setup

Establish the network of Owl-in-Ones Part 1

The three Owl-in-Ones included with a Showcase Kit ship configured to create a WiFi network among themselves, with one acting as access point (AP). Simply apply power to the Owl-in-Ones and the WiFi network will be established.

It is possible to use a single Owl-in-One for the demonstration. In this case, use the one labelled as Access Point.


Run the Pareto Anywhere software Part 2

The Pi included with a Showcase Kit ships configured to run Pareto Anywhere software, and to connect to the WiFi network of Owl-in-Ones. Simply apply power to the Pi and it will connect to the WiFi network, run the software and receive data from each of the Owl-in-Ones.

It is also possible to run Pareto Anywhere software on a laptop connected to the WiFi network (see references below).


Browse to Hello-Tracking! Part 3

The Pareto Anywhere software includes a variety of web applications, including Hello-Tracking! which visualises the real-time location of all devices in range. Browse to the hello-tracking web app based on your configuration:

to   (change xxx to the 's IP address)
/ to self

In the next step the Bluetooth beacons will be configured so that they appear in the Hello-Tracking! web app.

Configuring the beacons   Step 2 of 4

Configure the Minew E8 beacons for personnel tracking.


Configure the Minew E8 Part 1

Minew E8 tutorial.


Observe the data in Hello-Tracking! Part 2

The device should appear.

Associating and tracking a specific person   Step 3 of 4

Filter for the beacon and associate it with a specific person.


Filter for the beacon Part 1

Hello-Tracking! tutorial.

Associate a person with Story Association Part 2

Story Association tutorial.

Track the person in Hello-Transmitter! Part 3

Hello-Transmitter! tutorial.

Analysing personnel journeys over time   Step 4 of 4

Create and manipulate a personnel tracking dashboard in Kibana.


Forward data from the Pi to Elasticsearch Part 1

Hosted Elasticsearch and pi-suite tutorials.


Create an personnel tracking dashboard in Kibana Part 2

Personnel tracking dashboard tutorial.

Embrace the ambient data in your space

Pareto Anywhere is open source software that runs anywhere to digitally transform any space.

Where to next?

Continue exploring our open architecture and all its applications.