If you're just learning how to deploy a Kontakt.io solution, you'll want to get familiar with the Kontakt.io Kio Cloud platform and deployment steps.
If you're a developer integrating with the Kontakt.io IoT platform services and devices be sure to visit the Kontakt.io Developer Center to learn more about our APIs and SDKs. Once deployment and installation is complete, you can begin to consume data through the integration with our APIs and SDKs.
It's Kontakt.io's cloud-based app platform. It's where you can manage and monitor your Kontakt.io solutions and IoT devices. This include device management and monitoring, the mapping of the physical indoor environment, and managing user access.
Need to sign in to your Kio Cloud account? From a web browser, go to https://app.cloud.us.kontakt.io/.
The app where you'll set up and manage the map of the physical indoor environment that includes campuses, buildings, floors, and rooms. From each floor, you can view the real-time data for your Kontakt.io devices, including their location, occupancy, and telemetry data.
Smart Location is required for tracking, location, and occupancy-based services and solutions. It represents the Location Topology that is used by the Kio Cloud Location Engine that computes accurate, room-level data.
The app where you can set policies that trigger events when a monitored condition set in a policy is reached and policy actions that serve as a notification method when an event occurs. The available types of policy actions include email and text messages, and stream events to an AWS Kinesis or Azure Event Hub Stream.
From a policy, you can set its monitored condition to trigger events for badge and tag button presses, occupancy thresholds, device battery levels, to device location events.
The app where you'll monitor and manage your Kontakt.io devices - from adding devices with your Kontakt.io Order ID, getting insights into your device inventory and statuses, to keeping devices up to date with the latest firmware and applying configuration changes.
Devices can also be managed through our Device Management API and SDKs.
The app where you'll manage who has access to your Kio Cloud account.
Users will also find their unique API Key required to integrate with our APIs and SDKs.
In general, there are five key steps. You'll be ready to start your Kontakt.io IoT journey when all steps are complete!
Step 1: Get Kio Cloud account
The first step of any Kontakt.io deployment is to create or sign in to your Kio Cloud account, Kontakt.io's cloud based platform.
A Kio Cloud account is required to manage and monitor your Kontakt.io devices and configure Kio Cloud apps to meet your solution requirements.
For those integrating with our APIs and SDKs, your unique API Key is available from your Kio Cloud user profile.
Step 2: Add Devices
When you receive a Kontakt.io order, you’ll claim the Order ID to add the devices to your Kio Cloud account.
Step 3: Set up Smart Location
Kio Cloud Smart Location is the mapping of the physical environment - from each campus, building, and building floors along with digital floor plans.
Required to upload digital floor plan maps - supported files type include JPG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF.
This step is very important for location, occupancy, and tracking accuracy. Learn more about the Kontakt.io Location Engine Reference Architecture that highlights the importance of rooms and more.
Step 4: Install Devices
Portal Lights, Portal Beams, Anchor Beacons (Kontakt.io stationary devices) - each device must be set up and installed with the Kio Setup Manager app. This step is completed onsite at the device install locations.
Tags, badges, and asset tags (Kontakt.io moving devices) - verify they are powered on and your solution's BLE -enabled gateway infrastructure devices (Portal Lights to integrated BLE Access Points) are deployed and have online connectivity to Kio Cloud.
Step 5: Explore Kio Cloud
Learn about monitoring and managing your deployed Kontakt.io devices and other system settings.
Device Management app: manage and monitor your Kontakt.io devices.
Users app: manage who has access to Kio Cloud.
Policy Foundry app: set device policies to trigger events when a monitored condition set in a policy is reached. Conditions that can be monitored include device button press events, occupancy thresholds, to device health conditions.
If you're integrating your own web or mobile apps with the Kontakt.io IoT platform, be sure to visit the Kontakt.io Developer Center.