Configuring developer tags

If you are using the developer devices with our Creator Cloud software, you can configure your devices entirely through the web application. You can still use this tool as a recovery tool if you can't find your devices, but it's not recommended for configuration.


With the introduction of the device configurator, there now is an easy and effective interface to configure your developer tags and anchors for various purposes.

If you have never worked with the developer devices over USB before, make sure that your driver and USB cable work fine! For Windows, you will get the option to install the USB driver during installation. For MacOS, everything should work when you install the software.

For linux however, some extra steps are required:

  • Make sure to have permissions set to use the serial device
  • To get permission once (given your device is on port ACM0) you can run sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyACM0
  • To get permission forever you can run sudo adduser $USER dialout or the relevant group for your distro.

You can verify a good USB to micro USB cable for the Pozyx by using it connect your phone or other devices that support data transfer, and verifying that the device is recognized by your computer.

General layout

You can see the general layout of the developer tag configuration when you've connected a developer tag/anchor via USB and clicked on the USB button in the interface selection if this is not your default interface. You can edit your default interface in File -> Edit preferences.

You should see the following layout:


It's possible to use Pozyx developer tags and achors as tags in the enterprise system, allowing you to reuse your previously purchased devices. When you purchase developer tags with an enterprise kit, they are already configured as enterprise tags. You can then use the configurator to change the update rate and sensor values (developer tag only) the devices send in their payloads.

Switching from Creator to Enterprise

To use your developer devices with the Enterprise system, you'll need to change their operation mode to 'Enterprise Aloha TDOA' and configure their UWB settings to match the UWB settings of your Enterprise setup. If you have not changed this yet, the UWB settings are: channel 5, datarate 6.81 Mbit/s, preamble of 64 symbols, 64 prf, and 20 dB power. You can change the update rate and payload as you want, but note that the higher these are the more battery will be used.

The following video shows the shortest way to configure the tag to use with all sensor data and an update rate of 10 Hz.

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Adding sensor data

To edit the sensor data that is sent with the positions, you can edit the payload while editing settings. This payload will be available through the MQTT positions stream as you're used to. This configuration is also shown in the video above.


It is recommended for Creator kits to do all of your configuration and setup with the Creator software. Using the device configurator thus has little direct use. However, there are situations when it's useful.

When you don't have cloud access or want to work with Arduino or Python, the device configurator provides an easy to use interface for changing UWB and positioning settings.

It also allows you to change the ID of the devices effortlessly, which is great if you have a duplicate ID or want to use the IDs as labels. This is not possible through our cloud platform.

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