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About this app

The RadBeacon™ app is the configuration utility for RadBeacon proximity beacons from Radius Networks that support Apple's iBeacon™ proximity services and the AltBeacon proximity services for Android devices.

The RadBeacon app from Radius Networks requires an Android device running Android 4.3 or higher and equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities.

With the RadBeacon app you can scan for nearby Radius Networks beacons. Once discovered, if the beacon is configurable, you can display each beacon's operating settings and make modifications to those settings.

Scanning for RadBeacons
Scan for nearby configurable RadBeacons by pressing the SCAN button. Each beacon discovered is displayed with the following summary details

- Beacon Model (if available)
- Major
- Minor

Reviewing RadBeacon Settings
Select any RadBeacon in the table. If the RadBeacon is configurable, its detailed settings will be displayed. (If the RadBeacon is not configurable, then an "unable to connect" message will be displayed after approximately 15 seconds.) The settings displayed include:

- Beacon Name
- Beacon Model
- Firmware Version
- Hardware ID
- Battery Level

_Modifiable Settings_
- Beacon Name
- Beacon Type
- Advertised Organizational Identifier [ UUID ]
- Advertised Group Identifier [ Major ]
- Advertised Unit Identifier [ Minor ]
- Advertised Measured Power
- Advertisement Rate
- Transmit Power

Updating RadBeacon Settings
Change any of the modifiable settings.
Press the APPLY button.
Submit a valid PIN to update the settings for this beacon.

Calibrating Measured Power
Press the Action Menu button and select Calibrate.
Calibrate the measured power value of the beacon settings to ensure optimal proximity events and ranging.
Update the measured power value with the results of your calibration activity and update your settings.

Range Your Beacon
Press the Action Menu button and select Range.
Validate the accuracy of your beacon settings by quickly verifying the ranging behavior of your device in proximity to your configured beacon.

Update RadBeacon PIN
Press the Action Menu button and select Update PIN.
Submit a new and existing PIN to update the PIN for your beacon.

Reset to Factory Settings
Press the Action Menu button and select Reset.
Reset the device to the original factory settings.
Submit a valid PIN to reset the settings for your beacon to factory defaults.

Lock Settings
Press the Action Menu button and select Lock.
Submit a valid PIN to prevent connections from remote Bluetooth 4.0 devices to the beacon configuration service.

The Lock feature is a security precaution to limit the possibility of third party manipulation of your beacons once they have been installed and configured.

In order to re-enter configurable mode for a RadBeacon USB, remove and restore power to the device.
In order to re-enter configurable mode for a RadBeacon Tag, remove the front cover and press the configuration push button switch near the coin cell battery.
In order to re-enter configurable mode for a RadBeacon X2, remove the front cover and switch the beacon power switch to OFF and back to ON.

A beacon set in configurable mode will be configurable for up to 30 minutes or until you lock the device again.

Boot To DFU
Press the Action Menu button and select DFU.
Reboot the beacon into Direct Firmware Update mode.
Contact Radius Networks support for information on the procedure for firmware update or replacement.
In order to re-enter normal operational model, simply remove and replace power to the device.
Updated on
Jan 4, 2024

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

57 reviews
A Google user
April 18, 2018
You can't find any helpful documentation. You can't configure the name of the beacon, it always reverts back to 'RBDot'. Distance configuration is a pain, you have to allot at least 30 minutes per beacon to get the optimal -Tx reading, even then the beacon still spits inaacurate distance readings regardless of path loss. Expect your dev projects to be late if this is the beacon you have invested in.
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A Google user
September 5, 2018
McDonald's got these locators on their order numbers to help their high school dropouts find the order number displayed in big black bold font on a white piece of plastic. Your product failed them because the cashier couldn't find me, I was ten feet away.
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A Google user
March 20, 2018
Total JUNK! With 30 years of networking and wireless experience this is perhaps the worst piece of equipment and documentation I have ever seen. The claims of iBeacon, EddyStone, AltBeacon connectivity are useless as the app crashes 100% of the time on a Pixel XL with pure Android and the latest updates/patches applied. In order to even get the unit to turn on I had to remove and reinstall the battery, once recognized by my phone the device was incapable of completing the pairing to program the Beacon Dot. It fails at the hardware level, it fails at the software level and fails at the claims and support level. Do NOT buy the RadBeacon Dot.
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What's new

Fixed a bug with permissions to locate beacons.