Accuware Wi-Fi Location Monitor is a Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) designed for tracking Wi-Fi enabled devices inside multi-floor buildings. The Accuware server estimates Wi-Fi devices’ location in the area of interest by trilaterating the data collected by Wi-Fi access points, termed nodes, that monitor a single 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channel.
Overview of the setup steps
Here is an overview of all the steps that must be performed to setup Wi-Fi Location Monitor:
- Read the support pages about the nodes, the devices detected and the accuracy. Those support pages will allow you to understand from the very beginning what to expect from this technology.
- Plan the installation by computing the correct amount of nodes needed for your specific project and by defining the best deployment for the nodes.
- Choose a reference system that will help you to accurately position the nodes on the Accuware dashboard. In fact, the locations, of the Wi-Fi devices, returned by the Accuware Wi-Fi Location Monitor engine are based on the relative distances between the nodes and this is why a reference system is absolutely necessary in order to placed the nodes inside the Accuware dashboard in correspondence of their real positions.
- Install one or multiple nodes physically in your environment and virtually inside the Cloudtrax and Accuware dashboard.
- Test WiFi Location Monitor.
- Integrate the WiFi Location Monitor data inside your Web or Mobile application by using the Accuware Wi-Fi Location Monitor RESTful API or daily CSV files
No platform specific library or SDK is required. Any Web or Mobile application capable of using RESTful API can retrieve the locations of all the Wi-Fi devices detected.
In order to get the most out of this technology, please read carefully the whole documentation available in the left sidebar. If you have problems or doubts, please submit a support request using this form. We will be pleased to help you achieve your goals and get the most out of the Accuware technologies!