After capturing survey data with your AeroPoints, it's time to upload it into your portal. Uploading is easy, but the steps differ slightly between first-generation AeroPoint 1s and AeroPoint 2s.
Which version of AeroPoints do I have?
If you are unsure about which AeroPoints you have, check out this article on the differences between the two generations of AeroPoints.
Follow these steps below to switch your AeroPoints to Upload Mode:
1. Set up your WiFi hotspot with the network and password both as "propeller" (in all lowercase). You can use a Windows 10 hotspot, Apple Mac, Android, and iOS hotspots.
2. Turn your AeroPoints on by pressing the button once and then press it once more to access upload mode. A slow blink is an indicator that it is ready to upload.
3. Your AeroPoint will automatically search for a network with the credentials described in Step 1.
4. You can check the connection status by logging into the platform and navigating to the AeroPoint group's dashboard.
AeroPoint 2s have different light patterns for data capture, searching for a network, and uploading data.
1. Press the power button once to start logging data. Make sure to download and open the AeroPoints app and confirm that the AeroPoint appears there.
2. After you have completed your survey data capture, press the power button once to stop logging data and begin the upload process.
3. The Network light on the AeroPoint will blink until it finds a network to connect to. You can also confirm that the AeroPoint is searching for a network by checking the AeroPoint status in the AeroPoints app.
4. Once the AeroPoint has connected, the Network light will stay solidly lit.
Can an AeroPoint Survey Be Uploaded After Leaving a Worksite That Doesn't Have Internet Coverage?
Survey sites can often fall outside of cellular network coverage so you may not be able to upload an AeroPoint survey immediately after it is completed. AeroPoints are capable of logging multiple surveys and retaining them until a stable network connection and hotspot can be achieved, so there will be no loss of data by not uploading immediately.
In certain circumstances, where AeroPoint surveys are always shot outside of a network connection, but WiFi is available, it may be useful to consider obtaining a portable travel router. A travel router can relay a WiFi connection to a hotspot, which can replace the need for network coverage, ensuring that your surveys can be processed in real time.
I still can't do it!
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