Getting started

Installation

You can download the Pozyx Creator Controller here. You will find installers for Windows, MacOS and Linux AppImage, with additional instructions per platform.


Notice: If you bought your device before April 2018, this would be a good time to update the firmware on your devices by following the firmware update instructions. If you think your devices are very old, please contact our support first.

Creating a setup

In this category we will follow the setup for Windows. For other platforms, the main difference is the appearance of the tray icon.

After installing the software, you can launch the Pozyx Creator Controller. The software will show itself as a tray application on your computer. As you never logged in before, you will be greeted by a login window.

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If you have an existing account, you can log in with it here. If you don’t, you can click on ‘Create new account’, which will take you to the registration window.


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After either logging in or creating a new account, you’re given the task of naming your setup. While it’s tempting to name your setup “Test” or “Setup 1”, names are important and a descriptive name such as “Office Prototype” or “Home Living Room” will help when you have multiple setups in the future. If you previously made setups, you can choose from those here as well.


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After logging in creating/choosing a setup, the visualization will open. This is a standalone window that shows our companion software which you can also see on https://app.pozyx.io . If you decide to use a browser, you will have to log in again with the same credentials and choose your setup.

You will be invited to follow a wizard to get acquainted with the interface. It’s recommended that you follow this well. As shown in the image, both the connection status orb and button have to be green. This means your software is connected and authenticated successfully with the Pozyx cloud.


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You're now ready to set up the physical hardware!


Hardware setup

Tags

Tags are the devices that are positioned in a Pozyx setup. To perform positioning, they require anchors in their range to perform range measurements, from which a position is calculated. These typically move around, and can be powered using a small battery or power bank.

When working with the Creator Controller, one Pozyx device, be it a tag or anchor, has to be connected to the computer running the software. This device fulfills the role of master device, and is control of all UWB communications in the setup. You can always change which device you connect to your computer, but for a first setup it makes sense to connect one of your tags.

The other tags you have can simply be powered by a battery.

When you connect the tag to your computer, you can verify that it’s connected via the tray application, as it will change its icon and its menu will state that a device is connected. If your tag does not get recognized, you may have to try a different USB cable or follow the detailed troubleshooting when you click ‘No Pozyx device connected…’ in the tray application.

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Anchors

Anchors are Pozyx devices that are intended to never move and act as reference points for the tags and their positioning algorithm.

Installing the anchors and what to look out for is explained in detail in the anchor setup guide. With the companion software, you can easily auto-calibrate the anchors, so you don’t have to worry about measuring the anchors’ exact locations.

If you are done with setting up your hardware and have all devices powered up, you’re ready to go to the next step: discovering your devices and auto-calibrating your anchors.