This article will provide instructions on how to get a product from the Smartspot family up and running for the first time.
There are many different environments where specific adjustments may need to be made. This article will give common setup steps, but it is not an inclusive article for all the possibilities a Smartspot can provide.
Step 1: Establish initial connectivity
Connect the device to the internet using an Ethernet cable and power the device via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or using the supplied 12V DC wall adapter as shown in the image below. (See the product overview of the specific product for more details about powering the device)
By default, the device will sound a three-tone beep to indicate startup. It will take about 10 seconds for the device to fully boot and connect to the internet. When the device comes online it will, by default, try to update to the latest firmware. The device may reboot a couple of times while updating firmware.
Step 2: Open the Brain and locate your device
This step demonstrates the Smartspot-Brain connectivity. It additionally provides the information on how to manage Smartspots on the Brain.
Open a web browser and go to your supplied Brain URL and login using the supplied credentials. The device will, when it is connected to the internet, appear on this page. This is the "Spots" page.
When a device connects to the Brain, a small notification is shown in the top of the screen. This is indicated in the image below.
When a device is connected to a Brain, the following steps will be executed:
- Communication between the Smartspot and Brain will be initiated and the data from the Smartspot is sent to the Brain.
- The device can be found in the table on the "Spots" page. This is shown in the images below.
Note: Refresh the page when a new device cannot be found in the table.
- When the Smartspot has never appeared on the Brain before, a new location is created and assigned to the Smartspot. The naming of the newly created location is
<serial number>is replaced with the serial number of the Smartspot. See What are locations? for an explanation about locations.
The Image below demonstrates an example of a Smartspot connected to a Brain. This "Spots" page is used to manage and configure the Smartspots using the gear icon under the actions column. See "Device management" for more information.
When the Smartspot does not show up on the Brain, follow the steps in the following article to solve the problem: What to do when my Smartspot does not show up on the Brain
Changing Smartspot configurations
See the article "How to change Smartspot settings" for an explanation on how to change Smartspot configurations.
Step 3: Check item presences
This step demonstrates that the Smartspot can read RFID tags and/or Bluetooth Items using the "Live Presences" page.
Prerequisite: Make sure that that there are RFID tags and/or Bluetooth items nearby.
The image below demonstrates the output of the "Live Presences" page on the Brain. This will provide an overview of all the presences for all the locations on the Brain.
Because the "Live Presences" page lists all the presences of all the locations, items may be shown as "present" on multiple locations. This is shown in the image below. Note that the Brain will also decide where an item is currently located, taking the presence data and other information into account. The assigned location of items is beyond the scope of the "Live Presences" page. The "Item Tracker" found in the menu is an example of an application that does work with item locations.
The image below shows an example of a filter for item "
f9e60980b165". As seen in the image, the item is present on multiple locations. In this example, it is clear that the item will be assigned to location "
spot1078" based on the difference in proximity. In other cases it may be less obvious from the Live Presences where an item would be localized.