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BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

  • 1.  BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Jul 20, 2017 07:20 PM

    Have a customer that can't use an off prem cloud based solution so Meridian is out.

     

    Does anyone know if/how our beacons, tags, and sensors can be used with a third party vendor? We are currently passing through other vendor tag chirps to other vendors on premise servers, but would like to know if we can leverage Aruba hardware for this.


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    #ArubaTags
    #LocationServices
    #ArubaBeacons


  • 2.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Jul 21, 2017 11:50 AM

    Aruba Tags can only be tracked with Aruba WLAN infrastructure.

     

    You are correct that asset tags from 3rd party partners (such as STANLEY) can also be tracked with Aruba WLAN (Access Points).



  • 3.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Oct 07, 2017 10:48 PM

    To clarify: ArubaOS 8.x will be able to support listening 3rd party BLE tags in the upcoming months. Technically possible, but ArubaOS support is not yet available. Until then, Aruba Tags is the only option against the Aruba WLAN deployed for location services. 

    http://docs.meridianapps.com/category/386-asset-tracking

     

     



  • 4.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted May 04, 2018 03:58 PM

    Hi Ozer,

    Any 3rd-party BLE tag support available yet ?

    Thanks

    -Mohammad



  • 5.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Mar 11, 2019 08:34 AM

    Hi can I carify that when using Aruba BLE or a third-party tag that to perform location tracking via Meridian: is it necessary to have a campus controller based soution or can Aruba Instant APs be utilsed, is there a general sizing guide for example showing the number of asset tags per controller model that is recommended?

     

    Thanks

     

     



  • 6.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Mar 11, 2019 09:21 AM

    Beacons are supported in both controller and IAP based solution. IAP 320 model with code 4.3.0 and above have inbuilt beacon support.

     

    Number of beacons varies based on enviorment, generally for best blue dot experinece distance between sucessive beacons is <=40fts

     

     



  • 7.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Aug 26, 2020 11:44 AM

    Hi, to manage aruba beacon whether it's on IAP or bluetooth beacon; is it necessary to use meridian iOS "Beacon" software or it is can be managed using other software.

    Second, for the management server, is it only can be pair with Meridian server ?



  • 8.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Aug 30, 2020 08:20 AM

    https://docs.meridianapps.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042543934-ArubaOS-8-6-x-Meridian-Beacons-Management-and-Asset-Tracking-Configuration-Guide

     

    Beacons management guide provide more details, YES Aruba Beacons are managed through meridian cloud only.



  • 9.  RE: BLE beacons, sensors, tags and third party RTLS platforms

    Posted Oct 26, 2018 11:02 AM

    I have a related issue. My site has deployed asset tracking tags provided by "Stanley". The tags use our Aruba/HPE system but MAC's are not visable via client search on the local controller or AirWave. Does anyone know of a way to locate the Tags? We have some that have gone missing.