When you receive a Kontakt.io order, it's time to begin your journey with Kontakt.io and Cisco Spaces. This comprehensive guide will walk you through each step, ensuring a successful deployment experience. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to our support team.
Below is a visual overview of the deployment journey.
Before you begin your Kontakt.io and Cisco Spaces deployment, the following prerequisites must be met.
Cisco Spaces account that is setup with ACT license. Learn more from the Cisco Spaces Setup Guide.
This includes, controllers added and active, Access Points connected and added to Maps, IoT Manage Streams enabled, and Access Points synchronized.
For complete details and instructions, refer to the IoT Services Configuration Guide (Wireless).
Cisco Spaces Maps with floor images setup is complete. Learn more from the Track and Trace Manage Maps instructions..
Claiming your Kontakt.io Order ID within Cisco Spaces adds the order's devices to your Cisco Spaces device inventory.
You'll need the Kontakt.io Order ID that is provided on the Quick Start Guide included in the order packaging and also in the order confirmation emails.
Log in to your Cisco Spaces account.
From the upper-left corner, select the menu icon > select to IoT Services > select Device Management.
Select Onboard Devices > select Floor Beacons > select Next.
Enter your Kontakt.io Order ID (it's case sensitive, be sure to enter exactly as printed) > and select Add to Inventory.
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To verify the Kontakt.io devices were successfully claimed, from the Devices tab, select Floor Beacons > select Claimed Devices > from the Order ID column, verify the claimed devices are listed.
Kontakt.io IoT devices are identified as Floor Beacons.
For complete details, see the Cisco DNA Spaces: IoT Services Configuration Guide (Wireless). Configuration > Beacons and Tags article (Claiming a beacon).
This step activates the integration between your Cisco Spaces account and Kontakt.io Kio Cloud platform.
If you have been working with Kontakt.io and we did not include Kio Cloud in your deployment plan, you can skip this step and step 4. Not all solutions require Kio Cloud, such as Indoor Wayfinding.
To learn more about the Kio Cloud platform, please reach out to your Kontakt.io pre-sales engineer or our sales team.
From your Cisco Spaces account, go to the App Center.
Locate and select the the Kontakt.io Kio Cloud app for your geographical location. For North America locations select Kio Cloud and for Europe locations select Kio Cloud UK.
If you've activated the Kio Cloud app, the Kontakt.io team will integrate your Cisco Spaces Maps with your Kio Cloud Smart Location. Also, if your Kontakt.io order included Kontakt.io Portal Beams, our integration team will provision these devices within your Kio Cloud account to ensure they are ready for installation.
To request this required integration, send an email to email@example.com. Our integration team will contact you to verify we have what's needed to begin the integration.
Please include the following information in your email:
Your contact details; name, phone number
Cisco Spaces account detail (admin account)
Your Kio Cloud account email address
The Kontakt.io Order ID claimed within Cisco Spaces
During this step you will set up your Kontakt.io IoT devices to get them deployed and ready for use. This step varies by the device type, that being Tags or Portal Beams.
If you submitted a Cisco Spaces integration request, once you receive confirmation that it's been completed, you can then proceed to set up your devices.
Tags are devices that are moving and are either attached to mobile equipment or are wearables that are worn by people. Setting up tags only require you to verify they are powered on and ready for use.
Select the Tag model being deployed to learn more about its power features.
Portal Beams, categorized as Kontakt.io Infrastructure devices, are stationary and maintain a fixed position within a given location. Unique to Portal Beams, they are required to be set up and installed using the Kio Setup Manager mobile app and are assigned to their room installation location within Kio Cloud Smart Location.
Our integration team will notify you when your Portal Beams have been provisioned within your Kio Cloud account and are ready for installation.
Kontakt.io IoT devices, along with the Kio Cloud platform, deliver multiple use-case solutions from asset tracking, staff duress and safety, patient experience and safety, room and seat-level occupancy, building people footfall traffic, to indoor environmental monitoring.
When the Kio Cloud app is activated from Cisco Spaces, along with a Kontakt.io Cloud subscription, be sure to learn more about Kio Cloud data to begin your IoT integration with Kontakt.io.
If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to our support team or your Kontakt.io Sales Consultant.
From Cisco Spaces, you can monitor and manage your Kontakt.io IoT devices. For complete details, please refer to the Cisco Spaces Support resources.
Manage device inventory - from Device configuration, Groups, Policies, and Settings.