When set to Traffic mode, a Portal Beam counts the number of people entering and exiting a space. You'll complete this step at the Portal Beam install location using the Kio Setup Manager app.
This is step 5 of Portal Beam deployment guide with Cisco Spaces.
For Footfall Traffic, a Portal Beam must be externally powered; battery power is for backup purposes only. Required AC power adapter: 110-220VAC to 12VDC power supply, DC jack 5.5mm.
Steps 1 through 4 are complete in Portal Beam deployment guide with Cisco Spaces.
Smartphone or tablet with internet and Bluetooth enabled (on).
Kio Cloud account; username (email) and password.
Portal Beam install locations meet the placement guidelines and best practices.
Tape measure; required to provide the ceiling height of the Portal Beam mounting location.
Turn on the Portal Beam battery power. From its underside, move the battery switch towards the Reset button.
Portal Beam in Footfall Traffic mode: requires an external power supply (battery power is for backup use only).
From your mobile device, open the Kio Setup Manager app > sign in with your Kio Cloud user name and password.
Tap Install Devices > tap Portal Beam > select the Portal Beam mode being deployed.
Room Occupancy: measures the number of people in a room.
Specific Seats (Seat-Level Occupancy): measures the count of workstation seats that are occupied and not occupied. Up to six stand-alone seats can be measured by a single Portal Beam.
Traffic (Footfall Traffic Counting): counts people traffic in floors, or entire buildings. When in Traffic Mode, a Portal Beam detects movement and counts people entering and exiting a space defined by its adjustable threshold line.
The app guides you step-by-step for the mode selected.
In summary, you will:
Scan its QR code or enter its MAC address/Unique ID, assign its install location (campus, building, floor, and room), apply Reconfiguration changes when prompted, complete the tests, mount to ceiling and enter the ceiling height, capture an image, and complete all guided steps that can vary by its mode.
From the Install Complete notification, tap Portal Beam and install the next Portal Beam.
During this step, you'll place the Portal Beam at its exact mounting location within its assigned room. When you assigned its location from the Kio Setup Manager app, the Portal Beam is automatically placed in the center of its assigned room location.
If the Portal Beam is installed at the center of the room, you can skip this step.
Sign in to Kio Cloud > from the launchpad, select Smart Location.
Go to the Floor where the Portal Beam is installed and assigned to > from the upper-right corner, select CONFIGURE FLOOR > select the Beacons tab.
From the list, select the Portal Beam > select the edit (pencil) icon > from the floor plan, move the Portal Beam icon to its mounting location within its assigned room > select SAVE.
After a Portal Beam is installed and all integration steps are complete, you can view its real-time data. Portal Beam data is received and sent to Kio Cloud by a Cisco Access Point.
This real-time data is viewable from its assigned floor location in your Kio Cloud Smart Location.
Sign in to your Kio Cloud account > select Smart Location > navigate to the floor where the Portal Beam is installed. To display Portal Beams on the floor plan, select the filter icon .
Footfall measurements are available from the room assigned to the Traffic Portal Beam within the Footfall tab (A). As people enter and exit the footfall location being monitored, the occupancy measurement count continuously updates.
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