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Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 262
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi guys,

 

I have an IAP 325, which have an integrated beacon. I am trying to configure the beacon features through the Instant GUI interface but I can't see any options. Where can I find the beacon options?

 

Regards,

Julián

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Posts: 992
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi,

 

You don't do it through the Instant GUI. Here's a video showing how to configure a beacon.

 

 

Cheers
James

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Aruba Employee
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi Julian,

 

Are you looking to configure Beacons from Aiwave Server Groups>Instant config page? If YES, then we need to navigate to Groups>Instant config > services > RTLS section to configure Beacons

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Regards,

Pavan

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Aruba Employee
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Settings which I provided in Airwave is use to push beacon managment settings to IAP.

 

If you want to configure beacon then you have to use Beacon APP. I have attached reference guide.

Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 262
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi James and Pavan,

 

I read this from an Aruba Official document: "All 300, 310, 320, and 330 series APs come with built-in BLE beacons and beacon management capabilities to enable the location-based and mobile-engagement services", so I bought the IAP 325 and I didn't care about Airwave because the document stated the IAP 325 has beacon management capabilities. Also I have read the VDR document and seen the beacon can be configured through an app, but it only runs on iOS. My mobile is Android, so now I have to purchase Airwave to configure beacons?

 

Regards,

Julián

Aruba Employee
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi Julian,

 

Yes, IAP 325 have in built beacon feature, you dont need to buy any external USB or Battery beacons.

 

We have Beacon App for Andriod and IOS aswell to configure beacons.

 

You need Airwave only if you are managing IAPs throw Airwave and want to push meridian beacon managment settings.

 

We dont need Airwave to configure beacons.

 

Regards,

Pavan

 

 

 

Aruba Employee
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Julian,

 

correction, we have AppViewer App in both IOS/Andriod but not Aruba Beacon App. It is available only in IOS.

Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 262
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi Pavan,

 

Well, I looked for Aruba beacon app in my Android phone but I couldn't find it. Do you have a link or something? And what about the IAP 325 beacon management capabilities?

 

Regards,

Julián

Aruba Employee
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Julian,

 

Aruba Beacon App avaiable only in IOS, I already sent post with correction couple of minutes back.

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Regarding beacon managment capabilites,

 

If an access point with the USB beacon or AP 320 series access point is chosen, the APs will collect information from the battery powered beacons and relay this through an Aruba controller to the Meridian cloud server for management.

In the case of Aruba Instant APs, the instant AP will connect directly with the cloud server. Note that the only port required to be opened on your firewall is the outbound HTTPS to the Meridian cloud server.

 

Regards,

Pavan

Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 262
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: AP Integrated Beacon configuration

Hi Pavan,

 

Now everything is clear about configuration and management. Only one more question about beacons. I have read the datasheet for Aruba Battery-Powered Beacons and it doesn't include the radiation pattern. Can I assume it is omnidirecctional on the Azimuth and Elevation planes?

 

Regards,

Julián

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