Supported standards are iBeacon and Eddystone . Other standards will be recorded during mapping, but are not used during positioning. IndoorAtlas can utilize any beacon hardware as long as they are compatible with the above-mentioned standards.
To ensure long battery lifetime, easy maintenance and proper performance, it is very important that beacons are configured correctly and all configurations are documented carefully.
- Use the same proximity UUID for all your organization’s beacons.
- Set a unique major code for each Floor.
- Set a unique minor code for each beacon under same the major code
- Building A floor 1 has major
- Building A floor 2 has major
- Building B floor 1 has major
- Building B floor 2 has major
|If you order pre-configured beacons and you don’t know how many beacons are placed in each floor, you can use a unique major/minor combination for every beacon. This makes harder to know which beacon is in which floor but it does not affect positioning accuracy. Using pre-configured beacons can save significant amount of time during installation.|
Advertisement Frequency and Transmission Power
For quick first location use advertisement frequency of
The most suitable beacon transmission power depends on the environment, beacon type, it’s beam form and the beacon placement. A rule of thumb:
- Beacon should be heard 15 - 30 meters away unobstructed
- Beacon RSSI (signal strength) should be >
-75dBwhen standing nearby the beacon
Lower transmission power
- More accurate first location but requires more beacons.
- Full beacon coverage requires more beacons because each beacon is heard on a smaller area
Higher transmission power
- Fewer beacons, but the first location is not as accurate
- Full beacon coverage requires less beacons because each beacon is heard on a wider area