This how-to guide covers assigning locations through the Location editor on the Management Console of the Brain. To do this through the web API please refer to the How to assign a Smartspot to a Location through the Web API article.
In this guide, we will use the Location Editor in the Management Console of the Brain. The Locations editor can be found on the Brain Management Console under
For a more in-depth description of the Location Editor, refer to the Location Editor article.
Assigning a Smartspot to a new Location
In this example, a new location will be created and a Smartspot will be assigned to the created location.
In the left column click on "New location".
In the popup window enter the label for the new location and click on "Create location".
After creating the new location, search for the serial number of the Smartspot that you want to assign to this new location in the "Spots / Antennas" column on the right.
Please note that if the Smartspot already is assigned to a location it will not show up in the "Spots / Antennas" column. The Smartspot can then be found under the "Locations" column on the left.
When the Smartspot was found you can drag and drop the Smartspot to the created location. Please note that the Smartspot might restart after doing this as it might have to do some configuration changes.
Assigning individual Smartspot antennas to multiple locations
Since a Smartspot has multiple antennas, we can assign each individual antenna to its own location.
Within the Locations editor, we can search for a particular Spot which we want to split into multiple locations.
In the "Spots / Antennas" column on the right, we search for a particular Smartspot and click on the wrench icon circled in red in the example above.
In the popup window:
- Select "Multiple locations"
- Tick the "I agree" checkbox
- Click on the "Save changes" button. Please note that the Smartspot might reboot after it received its new configuration.
After doing this we can see all of the available antennas on the selected Smartspot. Antennas that are connected will have a green dot next to it and disconnected antennas will have a red dot next to it. Please note that you might have to check the "Show disconnected" checkbox in the "Spots / Antennas" column on the right to show all antennas.
We can now assign each individual antenna to its own location:
First, create locations by clicking on the "New location" button in the "Locations" column on the left:
Then, in the popup window assign a name to this new location:
Repeat this step until you have the desired locations.
After you have created the desired location we can drag and drop each individual antenna to its own location.
In the above example, the Bluetooth antenna is mapped to location "964_BLE", antenna 1, 2, 3 and 4 are mapped to location "964_1" and antenna 5 and 6 are mapped to location "964_2".