How to access Location Editor?
- Open the Management Console. The Management Console can be accessed via a web browser. Enter your Brain URL into the search bar and hit enter.
- Login with your credentials. In case your session is still valid, you won't need to Login again and go straight into Device Management.
- In the Menu select Apps, Location Editor.
Location Editor layout
The figure below shows an example of the location editor user interface. It has two main sections: Locations and Spot / Antennas. These two sections are further explained below.
This section lists all Locations in the system and the Smartspots or Smartspot antennas assigned to a particular Location.
The button allows you to change the current Location name. The grey objects in a Location mean that these Smartspots have been assigned to this Location. For example as illustrated by the figure below, Smartspot 1599 has been assigned to location with label 'Room A'.
There is no Smartspot or Smartspot antenna assigned to a location when the Location object is empty. The image blow shows that location with the label 'spot888' has no Smartspot or Smartspot antenna assigned.
Spot / Antennas
This section lists all Smartspots or Smartspot antennas that have not been assigned to a Location. The Brain will assign a default location to a Smartspot when the Smartspot is connected for the first time to the Brain. The Brain will then create a new location with the serial number of the Smartspot in the location label. For example, a Smartspot with serial number 888 will be assigned to a location with label 'spot888'.
Single Location mode
The figure below shows a Smartspot that can be assigned to a Location. The colored status dot indicates the current connection state of the Smartspot:
- Red means 'Not connected with Brain'.
- Green means 'Connected with Brain'.
Single Location vs. Multiple Locations mode
By default a Smartspot is configured in Single Location mode and can be assigned to a single location at all time. Some Smartspots may allow you to connect external antennas. If you want to use each antenna or a group of antennas as a separate locations you need to change the configuration mode from Single Location to Multiple locations by clicking on the wrench button.
Switching from Single location to Multiple locations will enable the Antenna presences setting for this particular Smartspot device. With the Antenna presences setting enabled, all connected Smartspot antennas will provide the Location Engine with more detailed data. For more information about these settings, see Device management or Smartspot configuration reference .
Note: The note about additional costs that may appear when selecting Multiple Locations depends on the type of Brain licensing model you're using and may not have any impact at all.
Multiple Locations mode
The figure below shows a Smartspot that has been configured in Multiple locations mode and is ready to be assigned to one or more locations. The title shows the Smartspot serial number and the Antenna connection status indicator.
Each antenna port shows the supported technology, an unique number per device and a connection indicator. The color of this indicator represents the port detection status:
- Red means 'No antenna detected on this antenna port'.
- Green means 'Antenna detected on this antenna port'.
Note: Depending on the Smartspot device type, not all of the antennas shown in Multiple Locations Mode may be available. Some of these antennas could be part of the internal antenna design or not available due to device limitations.
Location assignment using Drag and Drop
To change Location assignments Drag and Drop Smartspots or Smartspot antennas to a Location or drag them back to the right to unassign them.
Dragging a Smartspot object from the Spot / Antenna section to a Location means that you assign this Smartspot to this Location. All item presences from this Smartspot will now be used as data input for this Location. It is allowed to assign more than one Smartspot or Smartspot antenna to a Location.
Dragging a Smartspot object from a Location to the Spot / Antenna section or by pressing the green cross means that you remove the Location assignment of this Smartspot. Item Presences from this Smartspot won't be used anymore as data input for this Location.
The animation below shows Location assignment via Drag and Drop.
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