iBKS Config Tool User Manual – Android

ABSTRACT

This document is an iBKS Config Tool App User Manual that explains how to use all its functions.

AUDIENCE

This document is focused for users with basic knowledge of beacons

IMPORTANT

The new iBKS Config Tool requires:

  • Android 5 or higher
  • Both bluetooth and location must be enabled on the mobile device

Install & setup

  1. Install the App by giving access permissionsinstall_setup_1
  2. Open the Appinstall_setup_2
  3. Check the first tips by scrolling left and click “Done”install_setup_3
  4. Choose a google account to associate withinstall_setup_4
  5. The first time every feature is open, a virtual guide appears to help with some tipsinstall_setup_5
  6. Select a project for registering EID by clicking on the menu in the top right sideinstall_setup_6
  7. Choose one project from the list (choose none if you don’t have any)install_setup_7

2. Connect to a beacon

  1. Click on the scan button to find the specific beacon to connect (you may need to wait for the scan to end or once you find the beacon, click on the scan button again to stop it)screenshot_20161109-102122
  2. Click on the beacon to connect. Connected!connect_beacon_2
  3. If this screen does not appear, the beacon could be in a non-connectable mode. Reset the beacon to enter in a connectable mode period. connect_beacon_3

IMPORTANT

  1. When scanning, the beacons shown with grey background, are NOT connectable.
  1. The battery life estimation shown (in months) indicates how long a new battery is expected to last with the current configuration set.

When the configuration is changed, after saving, the battery life estimation is updated.

3. Configure Eddystone Service

  1. Being connected, click on Eddystone Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)configure_eddystone_service_1
    1. Select the slot to configure
    2. Choose Eddystone type
    3. Fill all the required fieldsscreenshot_20161109-103205_2
  2. Disconnect to save changes
    1. Click on returnclick-on-return-bo
    2. Click on return click-2
    3. Click on “YES”configure_eddystone_service_3_3
    4. Click OKconfigure_eddystone_service_3_4

4. Configure iBeacon Service

  1. Being connected, click on iBeacon Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)configure_ibeacon_service_1
    1. Select the slot to configure
    2. Fill all the required fieldsscreenshot_20161109-104054_2
  2. Disconnect to save changes
    1. Click on returnclick3
    2. Click on returnconfigure_ibeacon_service_3_2
    3. Click on “YES”configure_ibeacon_service_3_3
    4. Click OKconfigure_ibeacon_service_3_4

5. Change Connectable Mode

  1. Being connected, click on Global Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)change_connect_mode_1
  2. Select modechange_connect_mode_2
  3. Disconnect to save changes
    1. Click on returnchange_connect_mode_3_1
    2. Click on returnchange_connect_mode_3_2
    3. Click on “YES”change_connect_mode_3_3
    4. Click OKchange_connect_mode_3_4

6. Configure Connectable Window

  1. Being connected, click on Global Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)configure_connectable_window_1
    1. Enable “Connectable mode”.
    2. Enable connectable window.
    3. Set connectable period.
    4. Set connectable window.configure_connectable_window_2
  2. Disconnect to save changes
    1. Click on returnconfigure_connectable_window_3_1
    2. Click on returnconfigure_connectable_window_3_2
    3. Click on “YES”configure_connectable_window_3_3
    4. Click OKconfigure_connectable_window_3_4

7. Configure Advertising Window

  1. Being connected, click on Global Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)configure_advertising_window_1
    1. Enable “Advertising Window”.
      (if disabled, it advertises all the time)
    2. Set starting time
    3. Set ending timeconfigure_advertising_window_2
    1. Click on returnconfigure_advertising_window_3_1
    2. Click on returnconfigure_advertising_window_3_2
    3. Click on “YES”configure_advertising_window_3_3
    4. Click OKconfigure_advertising_window_3_4

8. Lock Beacon

  1. Being connected, click on Global Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)lock_beacon_1
  2. Click on “Lock and Disconnect”lock_beacon_2
  3. A warning message appears. Click on YES if you agree.lock_beacon_3

    IMPORTANT

    The device gets locked with the previous password saved. By default, the password is 32 ‘0’ chars (00000000….000). Check “Change password” to change it.

9. Disable relock Beacon

  1. When connecting, in order to unlock the beacon, the password will be requested.disable_relock_beacon_1
  2. Being connected, click on Global Service to expand (the current configuration is shown)disable_relock_beacon_2
  3. Click on “Disable Relock”disable_relock_beacon_3

10. Change Password

  1. Being connected, click on the menu on the top right sidechange_pass_1
  2. In the menu, click on “Change Password”change_pass_2
  3. Enter current password and the new one. Then, click on SAVEchange_pass_3

    IMPORTANT

    When a new password is set the beacon automatically gets locked. In case you want to keep it unlocked, disable relock to retrieve it.

11. Change Device Name

  1. Being connected, click on the menu on the top right sidechange_device_name_1
  2. In the menu, click on “Change Device Name”change_device_name_2
  3. Enter the new name and click on CHANGEchange_device_name_3
  4. A warning message appears. Click on YES if you agree.change_device_name_4

12. Factory Reset

  1. Being connected, click on the menu on the top right sidefactory_reset_1

    IMPORTANT

    For the factory reset the beacon must be connected from the locked state. So:

      1. Lock the beacon (see chapter 8)
      2. Connect to the beacon entering password
      3. Apply factory reset
  2. In the menu, click on “Change Device Name”factory_reset_2
  3. A warning message appears. Click on YES if you agree.factory_reset_3

13. Add deployment file and scan iBKS beacons

  1. Click on “Deployment” tab aaaa
  2. Click on “Add Deployment File” and select the CSV file you previously received from Accent Systems. bbbbbbbbbbbbb
  3. Click Scan button to start scanning iBKS beacons
    1. Click on “Scan” ccccccccc
    2. Scan a beacon screenshot_2016-09-12-11-41-05
    3. Get iBKS beacon deployment info dddddddd

Last modified: November 23, 2016

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