On the Edit Beacon Settings page, you can change the settings for a specific Beacon. Specifically, you can change the Beacon’s type and set the power level for proximity Beacons.
Go to Edit Beacon Settings
In the Beacons list, click anywhere in a row to go to that Beacon’s Edit Beacon Settings page.
Change a Beacon Name
On the Edit Beacon Settings page, you can change the Beacon name.
The Beacon name is searchable and is displayed in the Beacon List above its MAC address in the NAME column.
In the NAME field, enter the name you’d like to use, and then click Save.
Edit Beacon Settings
Complete these steps to edit a Beacon’s settings.
- Click the Edit Beacon Settings button.
- On the edit page, click the TYPE dropdown to choose Location or Proximity.
- If it’s a proximity Beacon, click POWER LEVEL dropdown, and then choose Low, Medium, or High.
- Click Save.
- Click Back to Beacon.
On the Edit Beacon Settings page, a banner shows when your change was made as well as its current status.
Copy and Paste
Click the blue Copy and Paste button to the right of a field to copy the field’s value to your clipboard.
The copy and paste button only works in Chrome.
The following describes the fields in the Info section.
The Beacon’s name. This shows above the MAC address in the Beacon List’s NAME column.
A visual indicator of the Beacon’s current battery level.
The date and time on which the Beacon was first deployed and configured to a location.
The date and time on which the Beacon’s settings were last edited.
The approximate time since the Beacon was last heard by an observer.
The following describes the fields in the Hardware section.
Shows whether the Beacon is configured as a proximity or location Beacon.
If it’s a proximity Beacon, it can be set to Low, Medium, or High.
Location Beacons are always set to High and the power level can’t be changed.
The specific Aruba hardware model number of the Beacon.
The name of the Aruba Beacon model.
The following describes the fields in the BLE section.
The Aruba Beacon’s MAC address.
The MAC address is also printed on a sticker on the Beacon’s back or side.
MAJOR and MINOR
The Beacon’s major/minor values. These are generated for the Beacon when it’s first configured and deployed to a location.
RSSI (SIGNAL STRENGTH)
The Beacon’s received signal strength indication (RSSI).
The unique ID of the last observer to have heard from the Beacon.
If the Beacon has been deployed to a map in your location, the Map section shows the Beacon’s location on a map.
Move a Beacon
Click and drag the Beacon to a new position on the map.
Make sure the Aruba Beacon hardware is located correctly to match the new map position.
Move a Beacon to a New Map
Complete these steps to move a Beacon to a new map.
- In the Map section, click the SELECT A MAP dropdown, and then select the new map where the Aruba Beacon is located.
- If necessary, click and drag the Beacon icon to its correct location on the new map.
- Click Save.
Place an Unplaced Beacon
There may be deployed beacons that are unplaced. To view a list of unplaced beacon, visit the Map Editor in beacons mode.
At the bottom of the Beacon Sidebar, click on "+ Add Unplaced Beacons"
A list of unplaced beacons will appear in the sidebar if the location has any unplaced beacons.
Select the desired beacon to place on the map. Once selected, a marker will appear on the map editor for the beacon to be placed.
Place the marker on the map and the details of the unplaced beacon will be displayed. Hit Save to save the placement of the beacon.
Unplace a Beacon
Sometimes you may want to unplace a Beacon from a Map.
In the Map section, click the 'x' icon on the floor dropdown to clear the placement of your beacon. You can find unplaced beacons by selecting the "unplaced" filter in the Beacons list.
Another way to unplace a beacon is in the Map Editor view. In the Beacon Detail sidebar, click on the trash bin icon.
A pop-up will appear to confirm the action of unplacing the beacon from the map floor.