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Location Smart Stone - Installation Process
Location Smart Stone - Installation Process
Written by Spaceti Support
Updated over a week ago

Note: This installation manual can be applied to Spaceti Standard Stone (part number: SST0L2V100, SST1L2V100 etc.) and Spaceti Location sensor (part number: SLC0XV100, SLC1XV100 etc).

Note: following instructions are mainly taken in terms of enabling the positioning system for indoor location/navigation.


Motivation: In order to enable indoor navigation and positioning of user’s mobile phone within Spaceti system, it’s necessary to install Spaceti Standard Stones or Location Stones into a physical environment.

Spaceti Standard Smart Stone enables also access to temperature and humidity data and battery monitor information. For more information, see specific datasheets.

Sensor coverage and placement

Depends on the surroundings, wall materials, size of space. The Standard Smart Stone or Location Stone must be installed on the wall or another place at a defined height (aproximately 180 cm above the ground). Installation spots should be chosen by trained technicians in order to achieve precise positioning.

Recommended coverage:

25 - 30 sq. m per one sensor (SST0L2Vxxx or SLC0XVxxx).


Do not place sensors on metal objects or big “electric” machines, motors etc or near them, it would corrupt signal propagation and decrease navigation accuracy.

Overall, Standard or Location Smart Stones should be installed in the following way:

On the image below can be seen example of positioning of the Standard Smart Stones (blue dots) in the office environment. Green circles are areas for Spaceti Connectivity Hubs.

Location and Standard stone placement logic:

Note: Although Standard Smart Stone can measure temperature and humidity as an additional feature, it needs to be installed according to indoor localization requirements. For precise measurement of temperature and humidity use Spaceti Environmental Sensor.

Firstly, for proper functionality of the indoor location system it is recommended to deploy the whole floor(s) with Standard (or Location) Smart Stones, because if only the part of the floor would be covered, users might not know and in the not covered area the position would not function properly.

The logic of the placement:

  1. Start with the outer walls of the building and place the Smart Stone every 5-8 meters.

  2. Place Smart Stone in every meeting room. One Smart Stone is enough for a smaller meeting rooms, consider placing more sensors in bigger meeting rooms.

  3. Fill the rest of the floor with triangular mesh pattern.

Top row (a)-(d): the four configurations of a regular interior vertex. (d)

is of particular interest to us and is denoted as the "butterfly" configuration.

Bottom row: configurations of boundary vertices of various angles.

Tools and materials:

Warning: For the full functionality of Standard Smart Stone including measurement of temperature and humidity, it is necessary to have the Spaceti Sensor Gateways installed and all sensors should be within their range. Please see Sensor Gateway installation. Otherewise, Spaceti Location Stone, does not need to be installed within range of any Spaceti Sensor Gateways (no data are acquired and transmitted for further processing).

List of steps:

  1. Choosing a suitable installation spot

  2. Cleaning the surface

  3. Placement of the Devices to specific spots

  4. Adding sensors into system

  5. Installation

  6. Validation

Installation process:

1. Choosing the proper installation spot

  • Choose the proper place as described in section SENSOR COVERAGE AND PLACEMENT, or

  • follow the map with suggested Spaceti Standard Smart Stone placement (provided by Spaceti team)

2. Cleaning the surface

  • In the case of plastic, glass, metal or wood material the surface must be cleaned with alcohol cleaner MEC3. Clean approximately 10x10cm around the deploy spot.

  • In the case of concrete or painted walls clean the surface by the dry tissue or cloth.

  • Allow the surface to dry.

3. Placing devices to the specific places

  • Lay the sensors MEC1 up close to the place where the device should be installed. Set the sensors bottom up (e.g. on the table, on the floor, etc.) just to streamline the following QR scan.

4. Adding devices into the system

  • Use Spaceti deploy app SW1 or Spaceti map editor SW2 for deploying device into the system.

Warning: Follow manual Map Editor user guide for detailed description of how to use SW1 or SW2.

5. Installation

  • Fix the platform MEC2 into the sensor MEC1 according to images.

  • Set the position of the platform MEC2 in the way that the pin with groove and rounded corner snaps into slot with locking mechanism on the sensor MEC1.

  • On the platform MEC2 and the bottom of the sensor MEC1 case is cast text TOP and arrow symbol. The two arrows must be facing each other. See image.

IMG: Orientation of the platform

  • For YYY and ZZZ version of the surface peel off the protective foil of the proper sticker and stick the device to the chosen spot. Press the sensor firmly for at least 5 seconds to prevent the device from falling off.

  • Activate the sensor by releasing the battery contact blocking foil. Make sure the foil does not get stuck at the edge of the hole as the foil might get ripped. In case of faulty released foil replace the device for another one.

Note: The sensor can be detached from the platform by using undeploy tool TL1. Follow Spaceti Smart Stone uninstallation manual.

6. Validation

Note: before validation process, navigation graph must be completed in the map editor. See Map editor tutorial.

Warning: Location Smart Stones (SLC0XVxxx) cannot be checked on Spaceti dashboard (no data are sending to the Spaceti Sensor Gateway), the only valid check of Location Smart Stones is to test the navigation as a whole system.

Installation needs to be checked after all devices are installed.

Navigation works properly (Location and Standard Smart Stone)

  • use mobile phone with installed Spaceti app (SW3)

  • go through the whole space and try to navigate yourself to different margins within the space, meeting rooms, etc.

All sensors are sending valid data (only for Standard Smart Stone)

  • can be checked on Spaceti dashboard

  • no sensor is “grey” (i.e. not sending data).

Warning: If some sensor is not sending data (no value in the last 30 minutes period), it’s necessary to check Spaceti Sensor Gateway coverage.

If navigation and positioning is not precise or does not working:

  • Check that sensors near the spot where navigation fails are not installed on or near metal objects

  • Go through the space with the Spaceti Technician and see if there is a need to improve the triangulation.

If sensor is grey:

  • check if the battery-contact-blocking foil is removed

  • when the foil is removed, check if this specific sensor is sending messages (use Papertrail logging system). If no messages were sent there can be two causes of this issue:

Device issue

  • Resolve it by exchanging this device for a new one. It is also should be redeployed in the Spaceti system!

  • Gateway coverage issue. Try moving Gateway closer or add another one to this floor. For detailed information about the Spaceti monitoring system, follow Papertrail user guide user guide.

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