Indoor tracking (SmartPTT 8.3 - 8.5)


SmartPTT 8.3 version implemented the first iteration of the indoor positioning functionality, which includes obtaining data from location beacons and a set of API functions to send data to external applications.

Indoor infrastructure is based on the Kilchherr K-TERM 70 beacons. 

Tracked radios must be equipped with original option boards.

Starting from 8.4 version, SmartPTT allows you to visualize a radio subscriber moving on the building plan.


Radio subscriber settings

For proper operation of the radios with the built-in option board, enable the Option board feature. You can do it in the CPS codeplug of the subscriber’s radio (particular channel settings).

This setting enables or disables the option board capability on the channel. When the option board capability on the channel is disabled, the option board itself may still function but it won’t interact with this channel's radio option board functionality.

This is a channel-wide feature.


Radioserver settings

First of all, make sure that the license you use has the permission to use the Indoor tracking feature. 

Next, enable the Indoor Tracking feature in the Indoor Tracking tab of Add-on Modules in SmartPTT Radioserver Configurator by selecting Active checkbox. Make sure the port and delay settings are correct.

Data Port – UDP port for listening to Beacon ID.

Response Delay – time period during which SmartPTT Radioserver waits to confirm the command receiving from the option board.


Dispatcher setting

To open the Indoor tracking tab in SmartPTT Dispatcher, click View in the Main menu, and then click Indoor Tracking Overview Map.


Add a building plan. It can be imported as 2D or 3D plan.

To add a 2D image in a .jpg (or .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .ico) format, click Import. To open a building plan in a .dwg format, click Open and browse the previously created file in a .dvg or .dxf format.

To add a beacon to the building plan, click the Add beacon button and mark beacon’s location on the building plan in accordance with the real location of the beacon in the room.

Enable the Indoor tracking functionality for the subscriber radio (subscriber radio must have a built-in option board). To enable the feature, open the Properties window of the radio subscriber by right-clicking the selected subscriber.

Click the Location tab and select the following check boxes. 

Note: It is not recommended to set update interval less than 30 seconds.



Make sure that the beacons are turned on. Open the cover of a beacon and check the red cap locking the contacts. Both contacts must be under the cap


The result of setting the whole system should be a building plan with the displayed beacons and subscriber stations.

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