What are venues and why do you need them?
A venue is simply a group of beacons. It’s a grouping that exists only in the cloud: you can easily regroup your beacons into any kind of venues that you want without requiring that you synchronize the beacons before changes are applied. Usually, a venue represents a physical location where these beacons are. It could be anything—a shelf, room, floor, or entire building.
Let’s say you have two offices—in London and New York—and you’re beaconizing them both. You could create two venues: “London office” and “New York office”, and assign all your beacons deployed in London to “London office” venue, and all beacons deployed in New York to “New York office”.
This way, if you want to change settings of one beacon, you may easily find it by choosing the venue to which it is assigned instead of browsing them all. Further, if you want to change the settings of all of the beacons in your New York office, you can easily select just that group for the changes without having to look up each beacon ID individually.
As you can see, venues enable you to group and organize your beacons so they’re easier to locate in the Web Panel.
How to create a venue
- In your Web Panel, go to Infrastructure > Venues.
- Click on ADD A VENUE.
- Assign a name to your venue and add a short description (optional). For further personalization you can add a cover image to your venue.
- Click CREATE VENUE — your new Venue is created!
How to add beacons to a venue
Once you have created your venue, you need to assign devices to it. To do so, click on your newly created venue and click the 'assign devices' button.
You will see a list of all your beacons. Select those you want to assign to the venue and click on the 'Assign' dropdown and select the 'Assign to Venue' option
Your beacons are added to your venue — you can see all the beacons assigned to a venue in the venues detail page, in the 'venue devices' tab.