Please be aware that the Accuware dashboard is a powerful administration tool based on Javascript, CSS and HTML that uses exactly the same set of Accuware Indoor API that we provide in order to integrate the resources inside your applications. The advantage of the Accuware dashboard is that it allows to manage and monitor the resources associated with a site, without having to issue API calls. Anyway the Accuware dashboard is not a product that we sell or customize (even if we are open to suggestions to make it even more powerful).

Login

General > Sites
General > Levels
General > Floor plans
General > Accounts

Indoors Navigation > Fingerprinting

Login

Access the Accuware dashboard at at this link and follow the instructions on the login screen. Please supply the credentials contained in the email from Accuware Activation email and press the Login to Dashboard button.

General

Sites

Accuware dashboard - General - Sites

Once authenticated you will be automatically redirected under the Sites sub-section of the General section where you will find the following areas:

Current Site: summarizes and lets you change basic information of the site.

  • Site Id: your unique site identification.
  • Name: your custom site name.
  • Description: the expiration date of your site along with the type of account (FREE EVALUATION or PRODUCTION).
  • Address: these coordinates allow to place the map on the area of interest.
  • Access: this is the access level associated with your account (identified by your email address).

Access level: Accuware accounts have 3 access levels for each account registered with a site. Users with Read-Only access (access = 10) are not allowed to make changes to the site, while users with Read-Write access (access = 20) can modify data regarding the stations. Full control access (access = 30) is required to create and delete user accounts within a specific site.

Available Sites: summarizes your list of sites (along with some basic information) and lets you switch from one site to another by clicking the Select button on the right side of the table.

Levels

Accuware dashboard - General - Levels

This sub-section enables you to manage the logical levels associated with a specific site. Use the logical mechanism of the Levels to split the floor plans based on:

  • their vertical positions (e.g. floor plans of different levels of the same store).
  • or their different locations (e.g. floor plans of different stores of the same shopping mall).

You can create more levels (and later, add one and only one floor plan to each level) by following these steps:

  1. Select General > Levels.
  2. Click on the Add Level button.
  3. Select the Level ID and assign a Name and a Description (optional).
  4. Click on Save.

Using the Accuware dashboard it is possible to create up to 30 Levels (in addition to the Level 0). Additional levels can be created using this PUT API call.

You can also Edit the information associated with a level or Delete a level by using the buttons on the right side of the table.

Floor Plans

Accuware dashboard - General - Floorplans

This sub-section enables the management of the floor plan(s) associated with each logical level of a site. Even if it is practically possible to associate more than one floor plan for each level we strongly encourage you to upload ONLY one floor plan for each Level.

To upload a new floor plan you need simply to read the step by step guide at this link.

You can also View a floor plan, Edit the information associated with a floor plan or Delete a floor plan by using the buttons on the right side of the table.

Accounts

Accuware dashboard - General - Accounts

This section enables the management of the users who are allowed to access to the Accuware dashboard (and allowed to call the Accuware API):

Your account: allows the assignment of a new password for the user account currently logged in.

Registered Accounts: gives a list of users currently registered in the site and allows to Change the Access level of a specific account (see below) or to Delete a specific account.

To create a new account you need simply to:

  1. Click on the Add Account button
  2. Insert the email address of the new user
  3. Select the Access level for the new user (see below)
  4. Click on Save

Please be aware that the initial password for the new user will be EMPTY and the new user will be able to change his/her password under the Accounts section after the first login).

Access levels: Accuware accounts have 3 access levels for each account registered with a site. Users with Read-Only access (access = 10) are not allowed to make changes to the site, while users with Read-Write access (access = 20) can modify data regarding the station. Full control access (access = 30) is required to create and delete user accounts within a specific site.

Fingerprinting

Indoors Fingerprinting: inside this section of the page you can find:

  • two buttons used to enlarge the map and to refresh the map content.
  • a set of tools (from left to right):
    • Display Mode: choose whether to visualize the fingerprints as fingerprints (dots) or as routes.
        • if fingerprints is selected then a new button appears: Tolerance. Because displaying a huge number of markers on the map can be bad for the performance, the fingerprints are clustered to reduce this number. A tolerance set to “0” means ALL the markers are displayed (no clustering). A tolerance set to “30” means, only a few markers will be displayed. This tolerance is also calculated and changed every time the user zoom in or zoom out.
      • if routes is selected then a new button appears: Line Width. Just change the line width for each lines displayed on the map.
    • Hand selection: Used to select one route or one fingerprint (depending on the current display mode). Can be combined with CTRL key to select or deselect multiple objects.
    • Shapes selection (circle, polygon, rectangle): Draw directly the shapes on the map to select multiples routes or fingerprints.
    • Clear: deselect all the routes or fingerprints selected.
    • Delete: delete the selected routes or fingerprints. This action is not reversible!
    • Delete all: delete all the routes or fingerprints. This action is not reversible!
    • Level selector: shows the list of levels available in your site. For each level you will find:
      • the Level ID.
      • the Level name.
      • the total number of fingerprints collected through the level.
  • the Google Maps view with the floor plan for the chosen level (when available). On the floor plan you can find the fingerprints collected in the form of an heat-map where:
    • Warm dots represent a location in which the highest RSS detected is very high (close to 0 dBm)
    • Cold dots represent a location in which the highest RSS detected is very low (close to -110 dBm)

Loading time: if you have a large number of fingerprints, the visualization of all the fingerprints can take a while.

When hovering with the mouse on a fingerprint on the map, it is possible to see the actual RSS value (in dBm) of the radio signal source that has been seen with the highest RSS. When looking at the fingerprints please be aware that it is completely normal to see colder colors for the fingerprints related to the iBeacons because their transmission power is lower.

Devices: inside this section of the page you can find a big table with important information regarding the radio signals detected during the fingerprinting process. It is possible to sort the table information by column to get very interesting insights that can be used to evaluate the quality of the fingerprinting.

For each one of the radio signal sources detected during the fingerprinting phase, it is possible to see:

  • MAC: a unique identifier for the Wi-Fi access points and/or iBeacons. The unique identifier of the iBeacons starts with the letter “I”
  • Mfr: the manufacturer of the Wi-Fi access points (when available)
  • Max (dBm): the maximum RSS detected for the signal source.
  • Min (dBm): the minimum RSS detected for the signal source.
  • Delta (dBm): the difference between Max and Min RSS values. An high delta is always positive because it means that the radio signal will be detected with a wide range of RSS values (from Min to Max) during the positioning process, giving a positive contribution to the locating algorithm.
  • Points: the number of times a radio signal source has been detected during the fingerprinting phase. An high number of points is always positive because it means that the radio signal will be seen very often during the positioning process, giving a valuable contribution to the location algorithm.
  • Show: this is a check box used to show all the locations in which the selected radio signal has been detected in the form of an heat-map where:
    • Warm dots represents a location in which the radio signal has been seen with a high RSS.
    • Cold dots represents a location in which the radio signal has been seen with a low RSS.
    • Empty dot represents a location in which the radio signal has not been detected.

In the last line of the table (left corner) it is possible to see the total number of different radio signal sources detected by the Accuware Indoors App during the fingerprinting of the chosen level.

Devices used for fingerprinting: this section contains a list of all the devices used to collect the fingerprints for the specific level selected. For each device listed it is possible to see:

  • the MAC address:
    • the ID of iOS devices begin with the letter “U”
    • the ID of Android devices can be the real MAC address or it can be an ID that starts with the letter “N”
  • the manufacturer info (when available).
  • the total number of fingerprints collected.