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Device Settings

The Device Settings widget displays the properties and settings for the control of the devices connected to the Charging Stations and Sync Docks. Each device type (Beacon, Mini Beacon, TimeKeeper, Router) has unique settings and properties. The Device Settings widget for each device type displays different settings.

When a device is selected in the Main Panel, the Device Settings widget will display the preset settings by default.

Device Settings for a Beacon

To open device settings widget for a Beacon

  1. In the Main Panel, click on the Beacon that you want to select.
    • Result: The Device Settings widget displays the settings of the selected Beacon.                      DeviceSettings Beta  
  • Selected Device: The type and ID number of the selected Beacon.
  • Serial Number: The serial number of the selected Beacon.
  • Product Info: The additional information or name that was set to identify the selected Beacon.

To change the settings in device setting for a Beacon

  1. On the Preset Beacon scroll box, click the arrows and select the Preset Beacon number (or type a new number, from 1-85). 
  2. Click Apply.
    • Result:
      • The default Beacon settings based on the selected Preset Beacon are applied to the selected Beacon. Preset Beacon settings contain Beacon ID, Wireless Channel, Subnet, LED Brightness, and other system level settings. 
      • Current Preset displays the current preset settings under a preset Beacon ID (i.e. 3, Calibration), or Custom when the settings of the Beacon were changed and currently do not match a Preset Beacon.
  3. Select the Calibration Beacon checkbox if the selected Beacon should be programmed as a calibration unit. A Calibration Beacon automatically transmits signal packets faster.
    • Note: To unassign a Beacon as a Calibration Beacon, clear the checkbox and re-apply the Preset Beacon.
  4. On the Beacon ID scroll box, click the arrows and select a Beacon ID number (or type a new number, from 1-85) if you want to customize the ID of the Beacon.
  5. Click Apply.
    • Result: The Beacon ID number is changed and the Current Preset displays Custom.
  6. On the Wireless Channel scroll box, click the drop-down list and select the Wireless Channel number if you want to change the previously assigned Wireless Channel.
  7. Click Apply.
    • Result: The Wireless Channel is changed and the Current Preset displays Custom.
  8. On the Subnet scroll box, click the arrows and select the wireless Subnet number (or type a new number) that devices on the same Wireless Channel will use to communicate.
  9. Click Apply.
    • Result: The Subnet is changed and the Current Preset displays Custom.
  10. On the LED Brightness (ms) scroll box, click the arrows and select the length of exposure (in milliseconds) (or type in a number, from 1-8) to increase or decrease the brightness of the LED.
  11. Click Apply.
    • Result: The LED Brightness is changed and the Current Preset displays Custom.
    • Note: The increase in the level of LED Brightness will decrease the battery life of the Beacon but may result in the LED being seen at farther distances. (Default = 3ms)
  12.  In the Loaded Firmware section, a device firmware can be located, selected and uploaded into the selected Beacon(s).

To upload a firmware

  1. Click Browse and select the firmware file and load into memory.
  2. Click Upload.
    • Result: The upload proceeds and the firmware upload process is displayed in the Status section.
  3. Device Manager checks if the selected device matches the firmware.
  4. The firmware update begins.
  5. When firmware update is complete, a checksum is performed to verify the upload.
  6. When checksum is complete, the device reboots.
  • Status: Displays the current state of the firmware in the selected device.
    • Not Ready (no file loaded)
    • Ready (file loaded/previous flash complete)
    • Preparing...(jumping to boot loader)
    • Flashing...(Actually flashing the device)
    • Verifying...(checksum)
    • Finishing up...(jumping to main)

Device Settings for a Mini Beacon

To open device settings widget for a Mini Beacon

  1. In the Main Panel, click on the Mini Beacon that you want to select.
    • Result: The Device Settings widget displays the settings of the selected Mini Beacon.  Device Settings   MB  
  • Selected Device: The type and ID number of the selected Mini Beacon. The Mini Beacon ID is the same as its LED ID.
  • Serial Number: The serial number of the selected Mini Beacon.

To change the settings in device settings widget for a Mini Beacon

  1. On the Preset Beacon scroll box, click the arrows and select the Preset Beacon number (or type a new number, from 1-255).
  2. Click Apply.
    • Result: 
      • The default Mini Beacon settings based on the selected Preset Beacon are applied to the selected Mini Beacon. Preset Beacon settings contain Beacon ID, LED Brightness, and other system level settings.
      • Current Preset displays the current preset settings under a preset Beacon ID (i.e. 3), or Custom when the settings of the Mini Beacon were changed and currently do not match a Preset Beacon.
  3. On the Beacon ID scroll box, click the arrows and select a Beacon ID number (or type a new number, from 1-255) if you want to customize the ID for the Mini Beacon.
  4. Click Apply.
    • Result: The Beacon ID number is changed and the Preset Beacon ID is updated (provided the brightness remains at 2.5ms).
  5. On the LED Brightness (ms) scroll box, click the arrows and select the length of exposure (in milliseconds, or type in a number, from 1-8) to increase or decrease the brightness of the LED.
  6. Click Apply.
    • Result: The LED Brightness is changed and the Current Preset displays Custom.
    • Note: The increase in the level of LED Brightness will decrease the battery life of the Mini Beacon but may result in the LED being seen at farther distances. (Default = 2.5ms)
  7. In the Loaded Firmware section, a device fimware can be located, selected and uploaded into the selected Mini Beacon(s).

To upload a firmware

  1. Click Browse and select the firmware file and load into memory.
  2. Click Upload.
    • Result: The upload proceeds and the firmware upload process is displayed in the Status section.
  3. Device Manager checks if the selected device matches the firmware.
  4. The firmware update begins.
  5. When the update is complete, the device reboots.
  • Status: Displays the current state of the firmware in the selected device.
    • Not Ready (no file loaded)
    • Preparing firmware file upload
    • Transferring firmware file
    • File loaded, ready to upload

Device Settings for a TimeKeeper

To open device settings widget for a TimeKeeper

  1. In the Main Panel, click on the TimeKeeper that you want to select.
    • Result: The Device Settings widget displays the settings of the selected TimeKeeper.
  • Selected Device: Displays TimeKeeper.
  • Serial Number: The serial number of the selected TimeKeeper.
  • Product Info: The additional information or name that was set to identify the selected TimeKeeper.

To change the settings in device settings for a TimeKeeper

  1. Click on the Wireless Channel drop-down arrow and select the Wireless Channel number from the drop-down list if you want to change the previously assigned Wireless Channel.
  2. Click Apply.
  3. On the Subnet scroll box, click the arrows and select the Subnet number (or type a new number) that devices on the same Wireless Channel will use to communicate.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. In the Loaded Firmware section, a device firmware can be located, selected and uploaded into the selected TimeKeeper(s).

Note: The Mini Beacon must connect to the latest TimeKeeper (Rev J) model. Contact BlackTrax Technical Support (CAST) for the firmware version required to run Mini Beacons with the TimeKeeper, Router and Beacons.

To upload a firmware

  1. Click Browse and select the firmware file and load into the memory.
  2. Click Upload.
    • Result: The upload proceeds and the firmware upload process is displayed in the Status section.
  3. Device Manager checks if the selected device matches the firmware.
  4. The firmware update begins.
  5. When firmware update is complete, a checksum is performed to verify the upload.
  6. When checksum is complete, the device reboots.
  • Status: Displays the current state of the firmware in the selected device.
    • Not Ready (no file loaded)
    • Ready (file loaded/previous flash complete)
    • Preparing...(jumping to boot loader)
    • Flashing...(Actually flashing the device)
    • Verifying...(checksum)
    • Finishing up...(jumping to main)

Device Settings for a Router

To open device settings widget for a Router

  1. In the Main Panel, click on the Router that you want to select.
    • Result: The Device Settings widget displays the settings of the selected Router.
  • Selected Device: Displays Router.
  • Serial Number: The serial number of the selected Router.
  • Product Info: The additional information or name that was set to identify the selected Router.

To change the settings in device settings for a Router

  1. Click on the Wireless Channel drop-down arrow and select the Wireless Channel number from the drop-down list if you want to change the previously assigned Wireless Channel.
  2. Click Apply.
  3. On the Subnet scroll box, click the arrows and select the Subnet (or type a new number) that devices on the same Wireless Channel will use to communicate.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. In the Loaded Firmware section, a device firmware can be located, selected and uploaded into the selected Router(s).

To upload a firmware

  1. Click Browse and select the firmware file and load into the memory.
  2. Click Upload.
    • Result: The upload proceeds and the firmware upload process is displayed in the Status section.
  3. Device Manager checks if the selected device matches the firmware.
  4. The firmware update is complete, a checksum is performed to verify the upload.
  5. When checksum is complete, the device reboots.
  • Status: Displays the current state of the firmware in the selected device.
    • Not Ready (no file loaded)
    • Ready (file loaded/previous flash complete)
    • Preparing...(jumping to boot loader)
    • Flashing...(Actually flashing the device)
    • Verifying...(checksum)
    • Finishing up...(jumping to main)