Global Settings

Global Settings

Remain Connectable

By default, BlueBeacon beacons broadcast a proprietary connectable (ADV_IND) frame, containing device name (based on model number and serial number). This packet can be configured as non-connectable (ADV_NONCONN_IND), by disabling "Remain Connectable" option. This means that it will not be possible to connect to the beacon to modify settings. In order to modify settings it is required to power-cycle the beacon: in non-connectable mode, the beacon is connectable for the first 30 seconds.
Regardless of this configuration, advertising frames, configured in one or more of the 8 available slots, are always non-connectable.

Anonymous Mode

By default, BlueBeacon beacons broadcast a proprietary connectable (ADV_IND) frame, containing device name (based on model number and serial number). It is possible to stop advertising the broadcast of this packet, by enabling "Anonymous Mode". The beacon will not be listed in the BlueBeacon Manager App list of nearby beacons. In order to visualize and eventually modify settings it is required to power-cycle the beacon: in "Anonymous Mode", the beacon is visible and connectable for the first 30 seconds.
Regardless of this configuration, non-connectable advertising frames, configured in one or more of the 8 available slots, are always broadcast according to configuration settings.

Advertising Daily Schedule

By default, BlueBeacon beacons continuously (24/7) broadcast non-connectable advertising frames, according to configuration of one or more slots. By enabling "Advertising Daily Schedule", it is possible to program a daily advertising time, in order to start and stop advertising at a certain hour, between 0:00 and 23:59. Using this mode, it is possible, for instance, to enable advertising only during business hours of a shop or museum (e.g., from 8am to 6pm), thus reducing battery consumption. During off-period, the beacon continues to broadcast the proprietary packet with name (that can be connectable or non-connectable, depending on "Remain Connectable" settings), and is listed in the BlueBeacon Manager nearby beacons list (unless "Anonymous Mode" is enabled).

Accelerometer-based Mode

This option is presently available only in BlueBeacon Tag and Card, that integrate 3-axis accelerometer. By enabling Accelerometer-based Mode, it is possible to set an operating mode based on accelerometer status. Four options are available, one excluding the other: two orientation-based modes (beacon enters low-power mode when placed horizontally; e.g., leaning on a plane), and two motion-based modes (the beacon advertise when moved or shaken):
1. Down-to-Sleep: when placed horizontally, the beacon stops broadcasting all frames. This implies that the beacon will not be visible in the list of nearby beacons, until it is in horizontal position. As soon as it is moved from the horizontal position, it goes back in the programmed mode. Current consumption in this mode is about 3uA.
2. Down-to-Unset: when placed horizontally, the beacon stops broadcasting all non-connectable advertising frames configured in slots, but continues broadcasting the packet with name. This means that the beacon will still be visible in the list of nearby beacons. As soon as it is moved from the horizontal position, it goes back in the programmed mode. Current consumption in this mode is about 15uA.
3. Advertise-on-Move: when moved, the beacon starts advertising frames configured in slots (advertising of packet with name is always performed; three levels of sensitivity for motion detection are available, low, medium, high). Current consumption when not advertising is about 5uA.
4. Advertise-on-Shake: when moved, the beacon starts advertising frames configured in slots (advertising of packet with name is always performed). Current consumption when not advertising is about 5uA.






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