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Add Virtual Beacons to a Floorplan

A virtual beacon is an object on the floorplan that you can use to trigger proximity-based events through your Juniper Mist™ SDK-enabled applications. For example, you could develop an application that displays a greeting on your users' mobile devices when they enter your building.


A virtual beacon does not transmit or receive signals. It is purely virtual, for the purpose of defining a coverage area for a Juniper Mist SDK-enabled interaction.

  1. On the left menu of the Juniper Mist™ portal, select Location > Live View.
  2. Click the site and the floorplan.
  3. Ensure that the floorplan is showing the virtual beacons and their coverage areas:
    1. Click the Settings button (near the top right corner of the page).
      Settings button
    2. In the pop-up window, select the check boxes for Show Virtual Beacons and Show Virtual Beacons Coverage.
      cropped image of the Settings pop-up window, showing the checkboxes for Show Virtual Beacons and Show Virtual Beacons Coverage
    3. Close the pop-up window.
  4. Click Beacons and Zones.
  5. Add a virtual beacon:
    1. Click Add VBeacon.
    2. Drag the new Anonymous beacon to the area where you want the users to see the notification.
      cropped image of floorplan, showing a green vbeacon icon with the label Anonymous
    3. As needed, add and position more virtual beacons.Click Save.
    The floorplan shows the virtual beacons, surrounded by pink circles that indicate their coverage area.Example: virtual beacons on a floorplan with pink circles
  6. Set the name and coverage area for each virtual beacon:
    1. Click the virtual beacon.
    2. Click Quick Edit (near the bottom right corner of the page).
    3. Enter a Name to uniquely identify this virtual beacon on the floorplan.
    4. Adjust the Transmit Power to make the coverage area larger or smaller.
      • If the pink area on the map is smaller than the desired coverage area, drag the Transmit Power control to the right. After you save the settings, the pink circles will widen.

      • If the pink area is too large, drag the Transmit Power to the left. After you save the settings, the pink circles will become narrower.

    5. Click Save to save the settings in the Quick Edit pop-up window.