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How To Pair Your SiB

1. Install SiMP

SiMP is a secure instant messaging app created by TraiTel Telecommunications. It is available on the Android Play Store and the Apple IOS App Store. You must install SiMP in order to use a SiB. When pairing a SiB to SiMP, your SiB will become a messaging contact in your SiMP account. Your SiB will communicate with you via a SiMP chat; likewise, you can send commands to your SiB in the same chat. This configuration gives your SiB the unique ability to send custom messages in any SiB program to any of your SiMP contacts -- just as though they were receiving messages from a person!

To install SiMP, simply scan the QR Code on your SiB packaging with your mobile phone. You will be automatically directed to the IOS or Android app, depending on your mobile phone. If you can't scan the QR code, or prefer not to, you can download the SiMP app via links on our website: www.simp.me

SiMP will request some access permissions before it begins. On Android, you must allow SiMP to access files and media. SiMP creates some files and folders to hold assets both from your SiB, as well as from your messaging contacts (i.e., if you receive a photo or video from a friend.) On IOS, SiB will request permission to receive push notifications. This is required in order to receive notifications when new messages arrive, either from your SiB or from friends. If you do not grant IOS permission to receive push notifications, you will never be notified of new messages while you are outside of SiMP or while your phone screen is off.

Once you install SiMP, you must create a new account (if you didn't already). Each SiMP account is linked to a mobile number. You must use a valid mobile number as your SiMP account. After entering your country and mobile number, SiMP will send a short verification code via text message, that you must enter to proceed. As SiMP is built for privacy, the app will not require any details other than your mobile number and password of choice!

You can install SiMP on multiple devics! Once you have created and verified an account with your mobile number, you can install SiMP on any other supported mobile device using the same mobile number and password. Your devices will synchronize.

2. Pair your SiB to your SiMP account

Now that you have installed SiMP, it is time to pair your SiB! When you first install SiMP, you will see two buttons on the welcome screen: Add a SiB, or Continue with Messaging. You can click on 'Add a SiB' to immediately start the pairing process. If you've already dismissed the welcome buttons, you can always add a new SiB via the "hamburger" menu on the top right of the screen. Open the menu, and choose "Add a SiB".

The process of pairing is different on IOS than on Android. Please follow the appropriate steps below:

Pairing on Android

When you choose "Add a SiB" on Android, depending on your phone's Android version, you may be required to enable Location Services for SiMP. Location services allows SiMP to verify your WiFi Access Point's name, to track the progress of the SiB pairing and to seamlessly switch from your WiFi access ponit, to SiB, and back.

Once you've granted all requested permissions, you will be presented with a simple screen. Simply select your WiFi Access Point's name, enter your WiFi password, and give your SiB a name. When you are done, click on the checkmark to continue.

If your SiB will be placed permanently near a different WiFi access point, you should choose that Access Point from the list and configure your SiB appropriately. In environments where there are multiple access points, you should always configure your SiB on the one nearest to it's final installation location.

The SiB can only connect to WiFi Access Points in the 2.4ghz range. If your access point is only available on 5ghz, you must enable the 2.4ghz option on your WiFi router, if available. If 2.4ghz is not available, you may need to purchase and install a secondary access point.

Once you've completed the form and clicked on the checkmark, SiMP will show a progress bar. When you see the progress bar, press on your SiB. Your SiB will light up blue momentarily, and then begin flashing white. While your SiB is flashing white, click on 'Next'. You should see the progress bar advance when SiMP connects to your SiB.

Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, communications may fail while pairing. If your pairing fails, please verify all of the information you entered on the form, and try the pairing again.

When the pairing succeeds, you will be notified, and the window will close. At this point, you can exit the pairing form and return to your messages. Your SiB will reboot; you will see it flash yellow, and after a few seconds, you will receive a new Chat in SiMP from your SiB!

Pairing on IOS

Like on Android, once you've clicked on 'Add a SiB', you will see a form asking for your WiFi access point name (SSID), WiFi password, and your device nick name.

Unfortunately, IOS does not allow our app to scan for access points automatically. If the SSID (access point) box is empty, or is not your intended access point, you must enter in your access point's SSID manually. You must ensure that you enter it exactly as it appears, including matching uppercase/lowercase letters.

On the same form, enter your WiFi password, and give your SiB a nickname. When you are ready, click on the checkmark to continue.

The SiB can only connect to WiFi Access Points in the 2.4ghz range. If your access point is only available on 5ghz, you must enable the 2.4ghz option on your WiFi router, if available. If 2.4ghz is not available, you may need to purchase and install a secondary access point.

At this point, you will see a progress bar appear. Press on your SiB. Your SiB will light up blue momentarily, and then start flashing white. You must leave SiMP by pressing your HOME button, and then go to your phone's Settings page. In Settings, find your WiFi selection, and connect to the access point named "Setup your SiB!".

When you have successfully connected to "Setup your SiB", you will see a notification in your phone's notificaiton bar informing you that SiMP has located your SiB and is now communicating and sending your new configuration. If you have properly entered all of your WiFi details, the configuration will succeed.

When the configuration succeeds, you can return to SiMP and exit the pairing form. Your SiB will reset and flash yellow for a few seconds. You should then receive, in SiMP, a new conversation from your SiB!

Congratulations!

How To Program Your SiB

Choose a Pre-Made Program

In SiMP's chat list, your SiB should have created a chat for itself. Enter the chat, and, at the bottom of the message list, you should see a button that says "Configure Your SiB!". Press the button and wait for the program list to load.

The program list will show a number of programs that have been pre-written for you. You can click on any program, and follow the instructions, to deploy that program to your SiB.

WARNING: Many programs require external accessories, and will not work without them. In some cases, your SiB may be rendered unusable as it attempts to communicate to an accessory that is missing. Please read the program descriptions carefully before proceeding.

Once you have selected a program for your SiB, and answered any / all questions along the way, you will be informed to press on your SiB. Press on your SiB; it will connect to WiFi and receive the new program in a manner of seconds. You will be notified in SiMP when your SiB has received the program!


Write Your Own Program

If you would prefer writing your own program, you can do so directly in the chat window with your SiB! The chat window allows you to send single commands (where you expect an immeidate response), SiB-mode programs (where a program starts at the press of your SiB button, performs a single set of operations, and then turns off), or a SiD-mode program (where a program is "always running", normally with a sleeping loop).

Here are a few things you can try immediately:


Red Light, Green Light
This program will run on a single short press of the SiB button. It simply lights up the RED light for 5 seconds, then switches to green for 5 more seconds.

PROG S
WD RED 1
DL 5s
WD RED 0
WD GREEN 1
DL 5s
HALT

Status
This single command will reply with the current status of your SiB, including the name of the WiFi access point that is currently connected, the firmware version, the current running program and other peices of informaiton.

STATUS

After issuing the command, simply press your SiB to receive and run the command.

For more information on programming your SiB, for a list of functions, more samples, and further details on the differences between SiB and SiD mode programming, please visit the programming page: www.sib.me/programming


Factory Reset Your SiB

If you wish to reset your SiB to it's original, new, un-paired state, you can do so with a simple command:

FORMAT PLEASE

Send this command to your SiB, and press your SiB to receive it. Your SiB will delete all programs and associations, and cancel the pairing to your account. You can then pair it again, even with a new phone or a new account.

In some cases, you might find yourself needing to factory reset your SiB, but can't access the chat or send a message to your SiB. This can happen, for example, if you are having difficulty accessing your SiB because the WiFi AP it was connecting to no longer exists, for example, when you change ISP. In any case, you can initiate the factory reset by starting your SiB with three, solid, long long presses.

Press and hold the SiB button to start it. Your SiB will light green while you are holding the button. Continue holding the button for roughly 12 seconds, until the light turns from green to bright white. When the light changes, quickly release the button and press and hold it again. Again, your SiB will light green for 12 seconds while you hold the button, until it turns bright white. Release, and quickly press and hold the button again, so that for a third time, it lights green for 12 or so seconds, until it turns bright white. After performing these three long-clicks, your SiB will enter factory reset mode. On the next startup, your SiB will light up blue momentarily, and then start flashing white. You can then pair your SiB to a SiMP account again!