1. Choosing a job
Upon successful sign in, the user is shown a list of all installation jobs currently assigned to them. The venue details are shown for each job, along with the progress of the job. Tap on a job to see the installation details.
Tip: (Android Only) Tap on the search icon (magnifying glass) on the top-right of the screen to search for a specific job.
Only open jobs are shown in this list. Once a job is completed and approved by the administrator, it will be removed from this list.
2. WiFi settings
Each transmitter connects to the Chargifi platform over the venue’s WiFi. This step is critical for the performance of Chargifi’s management, monitoring and analytical tools.
When a user taps on a job for the first time, the app asks for the venue’s WiFi credentials. These will be used to connect each transmitter to the network. The network SSID and password must be entered.
Note: The network SSID and password are both case-sensitive.
If necessary, the WiFi settings can be changed later from the job detail screen.
To ensure that the WiFi credentials you entered are correct, and that the transmitters are compatible with this WiFi network, use the Test WiFi Compatibility tool (Android Only).
3. Job details
The job detail screen shows the overall progress of the installation job. These details include:
- Number of zones configured and the total number of zones.
- Number of surfaces configured and the total number of surfaces.
- Number of spots configured and the total number of spots.
Note: A spot is considered to be configured if it is activated, its beacon configured, calibrated, and tested.
To configure a Spot, tap on “Install Spots”. To change the WiFi credentials, tap on “Update WiFi Settings”. To whitelist transmitters, tap “Whitelist Transmitters”.
4. Whitelist transmitters
Some venue WiFi systems employ types of wireless security that prohibit new devices from connecting to their network unless the network administrator “whitelists” the MAC address (a unique device ID) of each device ahead of time.
The best time to perform this process is after the hardware has been received and before the scheduled date of installation at a home or office with a private WiFi network.
Whitelisting involves the same “blinking” process as a regular Spot activation. A real WiFi configuration for a functional network must be applied and the spot must be allowed to connect to the Chargifi platform, but the SSID and password credentials of the spot need not match the credentials that will be applied at the venue, you can update the WiFi settings of the job at a later date when you go to the real venue to install the Spots.
Once all spots have been successfully whitelisted, your administrator or an Installation Manager can access a list of MAC addresses on the Chargifi Deploy app to share with the venue’s IT administrator.
5. Selecting a zone, surface and Spot
This series of selection screens helps the installer find the relevant spots to install. After consulting the blueprints or project documentation, navigate to the specific spot that will be installed by selecting the appropriate zone, surface, and finally Spot from the lists.
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