Beacons Section

The Beacons section in the System Configuration widget is where settings that affect Beacon reporting and behavior within the system can be configured.

SystemConfigurationBeacons2 5 Beacons section

  • Beacons: Settings that affect the display of Beacon battery life.
    • Radio becomes stale after (seconds): Click on this scroll box to set how long after a packet of battery life data of the beacon is received (without receiving new packets) for the radio indicator in Live View to turn red. The radio indicator is also visible in Table View via the Radio column. 

Live View:

TrackableBatteryGray Icon with Fresh data (Gray)    TrackableBatteryRed Icon with Stale data (Red)  Beacon No Orientation  Icon with no orientation data

Table View:

RadioTableGreen  Radio column with Fresh data (Green)

RadioTableRed  Radio column with Stale data (Red)

  • Number of battery packets to average: Click on this scroll box to set the number of times the battery life information is collected to be averaged.​
  • Display raw battery values in the Beacon Widget: Select this checkbox to display the raw battery life percentage (non-averaged) as a separate column in the Beacons Widget.
  • Frame batteries updated every (minutes): Click on this scroll box to set (in minutes), how the battery status of the beacons in rigid and soft body frames will update by displaying the lowest beacon's battery when that timer runs out (and repeats).
  • Detect battery time based on: Select either 1 Stringer or 2 Stringers or 3 Stringers as the reference for monitoring the battery life capacity.
  • Process Classic Beacon OrientationBy default, this checkbox is clear. This will prevent orientation of Classic Beacons being reported once the Beacon has been patched to a Trackable. Therefore Classic Beacon orientation will not affect:
    • Dynamic Zones
    • Avatar Rotation in BTWYG Live View
    • RTTrPM Outputs 
  • Smoothed Centroid Jumps: Select this checkbox to enable the option of setting the timing of the centroid updating when shifting from one calculated centroid to a newly calculated centroid. For example, when a Stringer contributing to a centroid becomes hidden from BTSensor view.
  • Smoothing time (milliseconds): Click on this scroll box to set the time (in milliseconds) it takes for the calculated centroid updating to complete when a Stringer contributing to a centroid becomes hidden, or is visible again in the BTSensor view. The shift will be smoother (but takes more time to complete) when the timing is longer.