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Regular Contributor I
Posts: 362
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Beacon Management on IAPs

Hi there,

 

I am going to deploy a cluster of Instant APs 320, and also install some battery-powered. In addition, as you know the APs 320 have built-in beacons, but I have read in the "Aruba Beacons VRD" the following: 

 

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 6.4.4.0 or later.

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The cluster will not have a controller and will be self-controlled by a VC, and I don't have an Aruba Sensor either. Then, can't I manage my built-in and battery-powered beacons within my scenario?

 

Regards,

Julián 

Aruba Employee
Posts: 512
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: Beacon Management on IAPs

In the case of Aruba Instant 320 series APs, the instant AP will connect and send beacon data directly to the cloud server and . Note that the only port required to be opened on your firewall is the outbound HTTPS to the Meridian cloud server.

 

Mininum supported Aruba Instant code is 4.3.0

 

Regards,

Pavan

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Regular Contributor I
Posts: 362
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: Beacon Management on IAPs

Hi Pavan,

 

Valuable information. Do you know how near the IAP and the battery-powered beacons should be?

 

Regards,

Julián 

Aruba Employee
Posts: 512
Registered: ‎02-19-2015

Re: Beacon Management on IAPs

Hi Julian,

 

In an environment with relatively clear line of sight and no obstructions a BLE Beacon can “hear” another BLE Beacon at approximately 75 feet (25 meters).
For better location accuracy, ensure that successive beacons are placed <=40 ft apart.Beacon distances may vary based on various factors (e.g. path vs. area   model, reflective vs. non. reflective environments, varying ceiling heights, etc.)

 

Regards,

Pavan

Regular Contributor I
Posts: 362
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: Beacon Management on IAPs

Many thanks Pavan!

 

Regards,

Julián

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