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Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Is Meridian required for an ALE server?

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Hi,

 

I already sent a request to Aruba Sales, but haven't gotten feedback yet and need an answer quite quick.

 

Do I need a Meridian Server for location based services on an ALE-server or are there any other dependencies you need?

 

Kind regards,

Tom

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Re: Is Meridian required for an ALE server?

ALE is a standalone service that allows third party services to leverage location and other statistic from the network. Meridian is a separate product.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
Contributor I
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: Is Meridian required for an ALE server?

Hi Tim,

So Meridian isn't required for Location based tracking with ALE? Just an ALE server and Airwave?

Kind regards,

Tom

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Re: Is Meridian required for an ALE server?

Correct but remember ALE is really a connector for other applications.

Meridian uses Bluetooth beacons for location. ALE leverages data from the wireless network.

What are you trying to do?

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
Contributor I
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: Is Meridian required for an ALE server?

Well from what I understood is that they want to do location based tracking through WiFi. They're using ARUBA AP and Purple WiFi for the analytics part.

 

So the ALE server will function as a connector between the Purple Wifi software and Airwave I presume? (from the documentation I understood that Airwave is required?) But will I require any additional servers/services for Location Based Tracking?

 

Tom

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