USB beacons

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USB-Powered Beacons and Beacons in an AP-320 Series Access Point.


A beacon connected to the USB port of an Aruba AP or built into an AP-320 series AP communicates with battery-powered beacons in the area, then sends information about those beacons through the Aruba controller to the Meridian editor in the cloud.


USB-powered beacons are supported by AP-220 series, AP-210 series and later model access points associated with a 7200 Series or 7000 Series controller running ArubaOS or later. If the AP uses PoE, ensure it is using 802.3at, as the USB port will be disabled on 802.3af.


To use the beacon within an AP-320 series AP, that AP must be associated with a 7200 Series or 7000 Series controller running ArubaOS or later .


To configure a USB-powered beacon or a beacon in an AP-320 series AP to communicate with battery-powered beacons, you'll need the following items:

1)  An iBeacon-compatible mobile device running iOS 7 or later with Wi-Fi or 3G/4G internet connectivity, such as an iPhone 4S or later, iPod touch 5 or later, or iPad 3 or later.

2) The Aruba Beacons app version 2.1.1 or later, installed on the iOS mobile device. 

3) An active Meridian Editor account configured with floor maps of your deployment site.

4) One or more Aruba battery-powered beacons running version 1.1-4 or later.

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