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Setup a Minew E8 Beacon

Learn how to turn on an E8 beacon and set it up in Spotto.

What you’ll need

  • Phone or PC
  • Bluetooth beacon tag
  • Cable ties
  • Spotto B1 Bluetooth Reader

Start here

To power on your Minew E8 Beacon, pull the plastic tab from the end.

Setup the new asset in Spotto

Login to Spotto then click the plus icon in the top right of the screen, then New Asset.

Give your asset a name

On the New Asset screen, give your asset a descriptive name and hit save. The video below has some useful tips.

Bluetooth tags

Under Bluetooth Tags, hit 'Add a Beacon' and enter the MAC address printed on your beacon. Click 'Add' when you're done.

By the way, a MAC address is a sequence of 12 characters that uniquely identifies your beacon — like a license plate, and looks like 00:00:00:00:00:00, but sometimes without the colon separators.

Attach it to your asset

Now's a good time to attach the tag to your asset to keep the two together. If you have a cable-ties handy, use that.

Finishing up

Click 'Finish Setup' to finalise your new asset with a beacon tag.

Now let's check that your tag is being detected. Bring the asset close to an online reader then type the name of the asset in Spotto Search. If everything is working as it should, your new asset should appear in the search results along with the last location.

If you haven't setup a Spotto B1 Bluetooth Reader yet, follow this setup guide to begin.