How to enable iBeacon sending for Casambi modules?

Modified on Mon, 12 Oct 2020 at 03:14 PM

Casambi modules can be set to act as iBeacon senders. Note that to actually use the iBeacon functions as desired will require a custom app (not available from Casambi).

Please follow these steps to enable iBeacon sending for Casambi units:

1. Enable the iBeacon interface. Go to 'More' -> 'App Settings' -> 'Send Feedback'. Write "#beacon" in the message field and tap 'Send'

2. Enable and configure iBeacon for the network. Go to 'More' -> 'Network Setup' -> 'iBeacon'. 

In the iBeacon screen you can change the network default settings for iBeacon. For example the "Major code" and the "Distance" could be set here so that it is automatically the same for all modules in the network. It is also possible to enable/disable iBeacon for all units in the network.

3. Enable and configure iBeacon for a single Casambi module. Go to the 'Luminaires' tab and double tap the desired unit. Scroll down and tap on 'iBeacon'. On the iBeacon screen enable iBeacon for the unit. 

In this screen it is also possible to change the network default values for the iBeacon. You can set "Major" and "Minor" codes as well as the distance. "Distance" defines the maximum range that the iBeacon signals can be received with by a mobile device. This selection affects the iBeacon signal strength.

The measured power can be calibrated for iOS devices. iOS devices use this value to determine the proximity of the iBeacon device. To calibrate the power take the mobile device approximately 1 meter away from the Casambi module that is sending the iBeacon signals. Start the calibration by tapping 'Calibrate measured power' and then select 'Start' (If there is a pop-up about location services tap 'Allow'). Wait until the progress bar is finished. You should see the measured power change according to the selected Distance. 

After all the settings are correct save them by tapping 'Done'. Now the configured Casambi unit is transmitting iBeacon signals.

If calibration does not work it might be that location services are not allowed for Casambi. Please go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services with your iOS device. Make sure that Casambi app has the right to use Location services and then try the calibration again. The measured power should change if the Distance setting is changed.

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