Trilateration algorithm enables you to use the Bluetooth beacon infrastructure to link the real location to the map online. The algorithm is easy to implement - you only need to deploy beacons across the location, and then specify the beacon locations in the online map. In case of using the trilateration algorithm, navigation is performed via processing data from the mobile device and iBeacons. The algorithm relies on the exactly known locations of the iBeacons and calculates the coordinates according to the mathematical models of signal distribution.
To enable the trilateration algorithm to use your iBeacons,
Switch to the Locations tab, select your target location, and sub-location.
Activate the Add beacon tool.
In the ADD BEACON dialog, specify the beacon's parameters:
- Description - you can add beacon's name here.
- UUID - specify the unique name of the iBeacon
- Major - beacon major identifier
- Minor - beacon minor identifier
- RSSI per meter - measurement of the power present in a received radio signal
Click Add. The beacon's icon should appear in the map.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all beacons you have deployed in the target location.
That's it. The iBeacon infrastructure is deployed and configured, you can start working on the indoor navigation app.