With Avi-on, many people can control many devices through a single account.
The Avi-on platform has many-to-many controls, meaning that many people can connect to many devices through a single account. For security reasons, once a device is “claimed” to an account, then no other phones can “see” that device. This prevents your neighbors from hijacking your system.
When you have only one Avi-on device on your account, you have what we call a “sparse network.”
We run into this situation all the time when many engineers are trying to test a single Av-on device in the lab.
In a sparse network with one switch and 5 phones/tablets, your switch can’t decide who to talk to. If you had 5 switches, then the 5 phones/tablets would work great.
The way the Bluetooth Smart and Mesh works is that it reaches out from a phone to the switch and forms a “bridge.” That bridge enables that phone to control all of the Avi-on devices associated with your account (your “network”).
So, with only one switch in your Avi-on network, you can’t have phone wars over it. One switch can only talk to one phone/tablet at a time. If you simply close the app on all but one phone, you will find that the remaining device works just fine. If you add more Avi-on switches to your network, then you will find that more of the phones can use the network at the same time.
If you are having connection problems, test for sparse network by doing the following:
So in summary, here are some frequently asked questions.
By the way, regardless of how many phones or tablets you have, your schedules are saved in the Avi-on device’s memory, so schedules will work as programmed.