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Video demo
- Demo: Precise Indoor "GPS" - tracking a mobile beacon in a small room in real time

- Demo: Two mobile beacons ("hedghogs") simultaniously - v02 - Walking in the room with 4 stationary beacons on the walls and two mobile beacons in the hands. 3-5 meters between the beacons

- Demo: Two mobile beacons ("hedghogs") in hands - v01 - Walking in the room with 4 stationary beacons on the walls and two mobile beacons in hands.

- Demo: walking with mobile beacon - v02 - Walking in the room with stationary 4 beacons on the walls and mobile beacon in the hand. Distances between beacons - 3-5 meters.

- Demo: Walking with mobile beacon - v01 - Walking in the room with stationary 4 beacons on the walls and mobile beacon in the hand. Distances between beacons - 3-5 meters.

- Indoor "GPS" - medium scale demo - Moving beacon is traced by 11 stationary beacons forming an indoor navigation system ("indoor GPS") - "shopping mall variant". Stationary beacons are arranged in clusters that are semi-automatically assembled by the system in a single map.

- Indoor "GPS" - short demo - Moving beacon is traced by 4 stationary beacons forming a navigation system ("indoor GPS") - single room variant




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Beacon 
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Modem 
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Shipping & delivery

- Shipping is done via EMS.
- Usual delivery time to the US and Europe is 5-7 days.
- The same day shipping.



Download

It is recommended to use the latest available SW.

To update the SW in your devices:
- Download the SW to your hard drive
- Connect beacon or modem via USB to your computer
- Run the Dashboard => Firmware => Choose the file => Program
- After programming press the HW reset button on modem/beacon
- Double-check in the Dashboard that the modem/beacons contains now the expected version of the SW

Some new SW versions bring very substantial changes to the internal protocols and become incompatible with previous SW version. Thus, always keep the same SW versions on all beacons. Also use only compatible versions of the modem and the Dashboard SW, since they come in a package (beacon SW + modem SW + Dashboard SW) and all shall support the same protocols.

Double-check that the beacon's address is the same after SW updating. Major changes in SW versions may lead to the device's address to be overwritten. If happened, use the Dashboard to assign the required address to the beacon again.

Latest stable SW to download

Updated on 20.Aug.2015
- Beacon SW - v3.73
- Modem/router SW - v3.75
- The Dashboard SW - v3.45

- USB protocol for mobile beacon - description of the USB protocol between mobile beacon ("hedgehog") and a host device for Windows and Linux.

Help

Starting in

- Check that power switch is in the right position. When the board is charged and switch is on, the LED on the board is blinking every a few seconds. See demo video for more details.
- Make sure that the map of beacons is frozen in the Dashboard before starting using the mobile beacon. - Also make sure that the mobile beacon is in "hedgehog" mode - mobile beacon mode - not in the stationary beacon mode - Check that correct SW versions are installed on the beacons, routers, hedgehog, dashboards. It is recommended to download the latest version from Download SW.
- One can check the SW version of any device by connecting it to the dashboard via USB. If already connected via radio interface, the SW version is also visible, if the device is awake.

Charging

- Charging is done automatically when device is connected to USB. It takes 1-2h to fully charge the battery.

Other help

- Notice a tiny side-looking reset button on the boards. Use it, if you are stuck.
- Any beacon being attached to the computer via USB and connected to dashboard, becomes a router, if router's SW is downloaded into it. Pay attention that only one router shall be connected to the dashboard at any time.
- Beacons go asleep automatically, if not visible via radio interface to modem/router for more than 1 min. They can be woken up.

FAQ

Question: What is the exact procedure for getting the beacons online? e.g. do they need to be plugged in or will they wake up as long as the batteries are sufficiently charged?
Answer: Here is the a 2-min video.
Additionally: If router/modem is visible in the dashboard already (always address 0), wake up the needed beacon by double-clicking on the button with its number in the lower part of the dashboard. After a 2-8 seconds the device will wakeup. It is possible to wake up all available devices at once by CTRL+"wake up"

Question: When a beacon is plugged in via the USB port, does it recharge the battery?
Answer: Yes. Charging is fully automatic. It takes 1-2h to fully charge the beacon.

Question: What does the flashing red LED mean on the beacons? Some of the beacons are flashing the light and some aren't.
Answer: Flashing red (about 1 Hz) LED is OK - it means that the beacon works. If the beacon goes 2 sec continuous light after reset and then goes dark - its battery needs to be charged. If flashing every 10 seconds or so - the beacon is in the sleep mode. If no flashing at all - the device is not charged.

Question: Does each beacon need to be able to see all other beacons, or just 3 or so?
Answer: No need to see all of them. Each beacon must see at least 3 other beacons when the map is forming to complete the formation. For the complex formations with several clusters of beacons, there is specially procedure for the network deployment.

Contacts



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