First, you must register or create an account with Tower Coverage. Your account must be on an active Tier in order for you to communicate via API between Tower Coverage and VISP.
Next, schedule a demo with a Tower Coverage support or consultant, and then populate your sites and multi-maps in Tower Coverage. After setting up your Tower Coverage, go back to VISP and open Settings window. Click on the Extensions tab and then select the Tower Coverage node from the left sidebar.
Setting up Tower Coverage in VISP
- Click on the toggle to "Integrate multi-mapping with my towercoverage.com account."
- Type the email address you use to sign-in to Tower Coverage
- Type your Tower Coverage password.
- Click on the Save button to store the information in VISP
- Copy the API Key. You will be pasting the key in your Tower Coverage API field.
Connecting the VISP API to Tower Coverage
Open Tower Coverage and then log-in to your account. Click on the Account node from the sidebar, and then click the API option.
Setup Your EUS Billing API
- Select VISP from the drop-down.
- Paste the API key from VISP
- Type the username you use to sign-in to VISP
- Type your VISP password.
- Click on Update when you're done adding information.
- (Optional) You may click on Test API Process to verify your connection with VISP.
Setup Your EUS Submission Form
Click on Multi-Map menu button from the sidebar. Next, click on the Mult-Map coverage you want your subscribers to pre-qualify service on. Your subscribers will be able to see, during sign-up, if they are within your coverage area.
You may enable Data Collection on your Multi-Map if you want to use the default Tower Coverage form to capture subscriber data for pre-qualification. As soon as subscribers complete the form, their data is sent to VISP. You will be able to see their pre-qualification data from the software.
Click on Copy iFrame and then paste the code on your website. This opens a form which your subscribers can use to submit their data for pre-qualification. See the iframe code below.
If you simply want to link to the Tower Coverage form, copy the URL (within the quotes) from your iFrame code.
Or you may click on Test iFrame to view the form in action or perform a test subscriber submission.
Subscriber Pre-Qualification Data in VISP
You may refresh (View menu > Refresh) your VISP software to load new user submissions via Tower Coverage. New subscribers will appear in red (alerts). Clicking on a subscriber, a pop-up opens showing you supporting pre-qualification data
Integrate with the VISP VPortal
If you want to integrate Tower Coverage with your VISP VPortal service, make sure that your Multi-Map Data Collection setting is turned OFF.
Next, send your TowerCoverage Multi-Map ID (MCID) and your Account number (Acct) to the VISP Sys Admins via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in Glip. The Sys Admins will manually populate the fields to complete the integration between Tower Coverage and the VISP Vportal.
If you have questions or want assistance in setting up your Tower Coverage account, feel free to send a request in Glip or via email (email@example.com). You may also call via 541-955-6900.