This document describes process of calibration parking sensors after installation. This process requires tools described below.
Calibration process means resetting sensor under defined conditions (all parking spots nearby are empty) which leads to restarting detection algorithm.
Sensors and hubs are physically completely installed
Sensors and hubs are deployed into the Spaceti system through map editor or mobile app
Empty parking spots near devices which will be calibrated
Laptop with running Windows OS (can be offline) REF1
Spaceti receiver (PN: xxxx) REF2
Spaceti collector.exe program (in latest release) REF3
Magnet KT-33-30-N or similar REF4
Access to Spaceti dashboard (for specific client where sensors are installed)
Access to Spaceti partner portal (optional)
Note: Magnet REF4 is very strong and can cause failure of HDD (hard disc drive) and cause injuries. It’s important to follow safety regulations.
Connect Spaceti receiver REF2 to your computer USB port
Launch collector.exe REF4 program
Choose corresponding COM port to the Spaceti receiver. It is usually creating 2 COM ports, only one has incoming data. In case you don’t receive messages from the beginning, try second port by restarting the app.
Put magnet around 10 centimeters above the device and hold it there until you receive message of format Device id:51490xxxxxxxxxxx started. ver:5.x.xx, SPI: OK, I2C: OK, UART1: OK, UART2: OK. where x is any number
Immediately after this message received remove the magnet and proceed to the next parking spot
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all parking spots
Note 1: using bigger magnet than specified or specified magnet closer to the sensor than 10 centimeters can cause permanent device damage.
Note 2: it’s important to remove magnet REF4 from calibrated sensor immediately and avoid big metal parts near calibrated sensor. Otherwise it can cause detection issues.
Note 3: avoid walking with magnet over already calibrated spots, use drive lanes of the parking instead.
After the installation
20 minutes after you have finished restart of all parking spots, check Spaceti dashboard or mobile app of the current building domain, where all restarted parking spots should be green. In case some of them are red, visit those places again and repeat the restarting steps on those places again. Check after 20 minutes again.
Q: What if the same device restarts every 20 seconds on it’s own?
A: Immediately look up for the id of the device which sends restart message in circle in the Spaceti partners portal. From there you will get Serial Number (SN) of the device. Next step will be to find this device physically and put magnet on this device again, wait until next restart and remove the magnet. Device should stop restarting, if not – try this several times again. In case of any problems contact Spaceti support.
Q: What if device is not sending any message after more than 20 seconds with the magnet nearby?
A: There are several possible issues which you need to try to resolve one by one:
Magnetic field of the magnet is not powerful enough for restart. Rotate magnet by 90 degrees and wait for 40-60 seconds.
Be sure that there is no “unwanted” space between magnet and sensor.
Your Spaceti receiver is not working properly. Check the cable connection or restart the device by unplugging it from the USB.
Spaceti collector.exe program is not working properly or wrong COM port is chosen. Try to restart the program and choose different port if you are not sure on which port Spaceti receiver is connected.