Part 3.1. Kontakt.io Beacons

kontaktio logo-10This post will guide you through the whole process after you’ve received your Kontakt.io beacons. We’ll look into Kontakt.io registration and finally importing the beacon fleet using Proximi.io Web Portal.

If you haven’t ordered any Kontakt.io beacons yet, you can do that using the Kontakt.io Store: https://store.kontakt.io/. Proximi.io supports all the Kontakt.io beacon models.

We also recommend you to check out the previous articles in this tutorial series to get all the basic things done before importing any beacons.

Please note: Even though it’s possible to add beacons into our platform manually or using the management applications, it’s highly recommended that you use the import tool in the web portal to add the beacons.

Step 1. Creating a Kontakt.io account

You can create your free Kontakt.io account from the following url: https://panel.kontakt.io/signin

Click on Create a free account below the login form. Once you’re redirected to a new page, fill in the form by providing your data, email, and setting up your password.

Double check your data to make sure you’ve got the right email and hit the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Check your inbox and click on the activation link—your account is created!

You can also sign up using your Google+, Facebook, or GitHub account.

Step 2. Adding beacons to your Kontakt.io account

After you’ve registered and logged in, go to devices section and click “Add devices” button. Please note that you need your Kontakt.io order id for adding the beacons under your account. You can find the order id from the order confirmation email and it’s also printed on the green paper sheet that was with the beacon delivery (within one of the boxes if you ordered more than one box of beacons).

Step 3. Inspecting the results at Kontakt.io portal

As your beacons arrive, they already have some pre-configured settings. After you’ve added the beacons under your Kontakt.io account, you can see what those settings are, change their broadcasting values etc. When you change any of the settings at the Kontakt.io web portal, they’re applied to the beacons when you login to your Kontakt.io mobile management app (given that you’re nearby the beacons).

 

Step 4. Import the beacon fleet to Proximi.io Web Portal

After you’ve confirmed that you have all your beacons added under your Kontakt.io account, you can proceed and import the beacon fleet to your Proximi.io account.

Obtaining the Kontakt.io API key

You need the Kontakt.io API key to perform the import. You can obtain the API key from the main dashboard of your Kontakt.io portal. Copy to clipboard.

Importing the beacons

Login to the Proximi.io Web Portal and head down to the Manage Inputs -> Import Inputs section. Paste your Kontakt.io API key to the field and click “Connect”.

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Next step is to import the selected beacons by clicking “Import” link at the right side of the table.

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Finally, you need to choose a department for the beacon and place it in it’s real-world physical location on top of the map layer by clicking next. After this step you’re ready and good to go! Add some geofences, action flows and enjoy the results.

If you’re experiencing any issues or have questions regarding the Kontakt.io beacon import, please contact our support and we’ll help you out.

About Mika Koskiola

Chief Technology Officer at Proximi.io