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Setup a Spotto B1 Bluetooth Reader

Summary

In this guide you’ll connect a new reader to a mobile hotspot and set it up in Spotto.

You will need:

  • Mobile phone
  • Spotto B1 Bluetooth Reader
  • Reader power supply
  • Bluetooth beacon tag
  • Wifi network information

Turn on a mobile hotspot

To connect your reader and update it with some new details such as the wifi network, you're going to need to setup a hotspot on your mobile phone.

Hotspot name: SpottoSetup
Hotspot password: easyconnect
Steps for iPhone:

Steps for Android:

Turn on the reader

Connect your reader to the plugged-in power supply. In a moment, your reader should automatically connect to your mobile hotspot. You should see the light change from white to blue.

Login to Spotto

Go to spotto.app/readers and login using your Spotto details. Check your email inbox or spam folder for your Spotto username and password.

Setup the reader in Spotto

Click the plus button to add a new reader, then select the reader type 'Spotto Beacon Reader.'

Name the reader

Enter a name for the new reader. If the name of your reader is the same as the location it's plugged into — click ‘Reader name is the location,’ otherwise create a new location name.

Select Fixed in Place

Fixed in place is ideal when the reader permanently plugged in somewhere and is the most common type of reader configuration.

Tell Spotto where the reader will be

A location gives your assets context when they're detected by a reader. Search an existing location, or create a new one.

Enter the MAC address

Type the MAC address printed on your reader. This is a sequence of 12 characters that uniquely identify your reader — like a license plate, and look like 00:00:00:00:00:00.

Add a WiFi network

Enter your WiFi network name and password. Your reader will connect to this network after setup is complete and the hotspot is turned off.

Click Finish Setup to save your changes.

Save WiFi details for later
Optionally you can store the WiFi details to your account to save time setting up readers down the track.
Enterprise Wifi
If you're connecting to a WPA2 Enterprise network, you'll need to add your network username. This is not your Spotto username and password. You can skip this if you're connecting to any other network type.

Finishing up

If you have more readers to setup, repeat the steps above, otherwise turn off your mobile hotspot. The LED light on your reader should shortly change to green to indicate a successful connection to your wifi network.

Note for iPhone users
Make sure you rename your device back to it's original name. Go to the Settings app > General > About > Name

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