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How to configure your beacons

ProximiPRO Mini

Round form-factor,
2.5 cm diameter and CR2032 battery. Small, cheap and convenient, it can be hidden anywhere.

Beacon models

ProximiPRO Pro

Square form-factor,
4 cm side and CR2450 battery. Increased distance range for larger area coverage.

ProximiPRO Ultra Wateproof

Square form-factor, 4 cm side and CR2477 battery. Increased battery life and IP67 for waterproof/outdoor use.

ProximiPRO USB

USB form-factor,
no battery required, can be plugged on a power socket with an AC adapter.

ProximiPRO Ultra Thin

3.8mm thick
with CR2016 battery.
IP67 for waterproof/outdoor use. Accelerometer sensor.

ProximiPRO Wristband

2.6mm thick. IP65 for waterproof/outdoor use. Rechargeable battery
via USB.

Default configuration

ProximiPRO units come already pre-configured with the following default values:

These and all the other parameters can be configured via our configuration app or directly accessing the Bluetooth 4.0 GATT profile.

Configuring your ProximiPRO Beacon

In order to configure your ProximiPRO unit you will require our beacon manager app which is available in iOS as our original EasyContext Manager App or in Android as ProximiPRO Manager App. You must also wake-up the device for configuration by following these instructions;

1.

Tap your ProximiPRO unit 3-5 times against a hard surface (eg: a table) until you hear a buzz sound from the device alerting that is ready for configuration. In the case no sound is generated, please try again a little harder (different ProximiPRO units may have different sensitivity). In case of USB model connect unit to a USB port or AC adapter. If you have a Ultra Thin model, you must press the button for 3-5 seconds until you hear a buzz sound.


 

2.

In models Mini, Pro, Ultra Waterproof and Ultra Thin after hearing the buzzing sound, your ProximiPRO unit will be available for the next 45 seconds waiting for the configuration app. The USB model is automatically available after plugged-in for 45 seconds. After that period without being connected by the app, the unit will enter sleep mode again. If you want to start configuration again return to step 1. The band model is always in configuration mode but it needs to detect motion to start running.


 

3.

Open the ProximiPRO Manager app and search for surrounding ProximiPRO beacons. Units ready for configuration will appear in bold text.

4.

Click on the unit you want to configure and enter the PIN or click on default PIN if you did not change it from the original value. NOTE: if you enter the wrong PIN 10 consecutive times, the unit will lock for 30 minutes rejecting further configuration requests during that period.

 

5.

Now you can modify the parameters as desired. There are 4 different tabs: General, iBeacon, Eddystone and Sensors.

 

6.

The first one refers to general settings such as mode, battery status, broadcast rate, distance calibration, transmission power and device security pin.

NOTE: our ProximiPRO units implement an efficient energy management scheme to extend battery life, keeping the battery in a very low-energy mode. Due to this low-energy mode you may receive inconsistent battery reports over time with values even in the range 50%-60% while the battery is almost full. You don’t have to worry about that: the battery will last for months and eventually will report the right battery level (even 100% after some weeks of use).

7.

The next tab refers to iBeacon settings, where UUID, Major and Minor values can be edited
 

8.

The tab named Eddystone contains Eddystone settings where you can modify URL address for your ProximiPRO or Eddystone-UID parameters (namespace id and instance id).

9.

Finally, the last tab named Sensors contains beacon sensor settings where you can modify motion sensibility and mode for Ultra Waterproof model.

Accessing the Bluetooth 4.0 GATT Profile

You can also read and write the GATT Profile services and characteristics of your ProximiPRO unit.

In order to access your ProximiPRO GATT profile, you must first wake-up the device for configuration as described in the previous section, and write the PIN to the 0xFFF1 characteristic (Enter PIN) within the 45 seconds period after wake-up:​

  1. If the PIN is correct, you will be able to read and write the available characteristics.
     

  2. If the PIN is wrong, the ProximiPRO unit will close the Bluetooth 4.0 connection.

Please, find below the list of services and characteristics.

For the Eddystone format, please check URL coding details at the Eddystone information site.

TX Power valid values and maximum signal range (under lab conditions) are:

Technical data