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Introducing Portal Light

Portal Light is Kontakt.io's primary Bluetooth Low Energy gateway device. It's used to scan and detect Bluetooth devices in range. The device connects via WiFi with Kontakt.io Cloud to transfer beacon presence data. You can also use Portal Light to send configuration changes to beacon devices.

Key features

  • Every device has a Unique ID hardcoded during the provisioning process
  • Available versions of power sockets: EU, US, UK
  • Visual status LED indicator
  • Button functionality: Device reset - single 5 second long press then 3 rapid presses with < 2sec interval). Power outlet passthrough ON/OFF - single press.
  • 100-150 mA = 0.5W power consumption ~ 15 W
  • Beacon and BLE devices scanning
  • Beacon configuration update
  • Power plug active passthrough
  • Build in watchdog mechanism triggering device restart after 1 minute without sending data to event/collect endpoint (watchdog is off when device is not connected to the network)

Certifications

  • FCC and UL Certificate information provided on device packaging

WiFi Network

  • Supports WiFi network frequency - 2.4 GHz
  • Network security protocols supported - WPA (TKIP & AES), WPA2 (TKIP & AES), WEP (Open & Shared)
  • Portal Light supports two WiFi networks (factory default and custom)
  • Factory default network is stored on device permanently
  • Automatic reconnection to default network after 10 failed attempts to connect to custom network
  • Watchdog on API connection: Lack of API connection for more than 2 minutes triggers service restart
  • Customer can request order with pre-configured network credentials

Bluetooth parameters

  • Single scanning window can report detection of up to 30 Bluetooth devices per second
  • No parsing of scans on hardware level (performed on Cloud level)
  • Upload of detection data every 5 seconds
  • Monitored BLE Channels: 37, 38, 39
  • During connection to beacon and uploading configuration, BLE scanning is stopped
  • Scanning advertisement and scan response packets
  • Device config and firmware update
  • Device configuration is OTA process
  • Device firmware update is OTA process
  • Portal Light checks for new firmware automatically every 1 hour (device must be online)
  • Portal Light checks for the new configuration every 60 seconds (device must be online)
  • Portal Light checks for the new nearby beacon configuration every 60 seconds (device must be online)

Web UI and Mobile app support

Kio Cloud

  • Provides online, location independent ability to configure Portal Light
  • API Key based administrator verification

Kio Gateway Installer mobile app

  • API Key based administrator verification
  • Password protected access to Portal Light
  • Available for both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also search for Kio Gateway Installer.

Technical Specifications

Electronics ESP32 microcontroller
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (802.11n up to 150 Mbps)
2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz
Open/WEP/WPA/WPA2_PSK
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE specification
Bluetooth range Up to 165 feet (50 meters)
Power US model
Type B Plug
Input voltage 110VAC
Output voltage 90V-240VAC
Max load current 16A
Max load 3520W
Plug type Type B
Power EU model
Type E Plug
Input voltage 90V-240VAC
Output voltage 90V-240VAC
Max load current 16A
Max load 3000W
Plug type E (Grounded)
Power EU model
Type E Plug
Input voltage 90V-240VAC
Output voltage 90V-240VAC
Max load current 16A
Max load 3000W
Plug type E (Grounded)
Environmental Requirements Operation temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Operation humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
Physical Specification Dimension 11 x 6.23 x 3.49 cm (110 x 62.3 x 34.9 mm)
Weight 160 grams (5.64 oz)
Push button
RGB LED status indicator