Getting Started

BLE and VBLE power settings

What does the sliding power setting in BLE and VBLE equate to?   Where can I change BLE and VBLE power settings? Access Points → Select AP → BLE Settings/VBLE Array NOTE: Make sure vBLE Engagement is enable under Bluetooth based Location Services in Site Configuration   Should I change BLE and VBLE power for...

Zones

A zone is a custom area defined by user on the floor plan. Benefits of zones: In Mist environment, APIs capture every zone entry and exit event for each clients, assets and SDK clients. Zone APIs: /api/v1/sites/:site_id/zones Using zones, you can get insights of zones such as: Wait time for assets, clients and sdk devices...

BLE Clients page

This is where all BLE Clients, being received from the Mist APs, is posted and is very useful when searching for a specific BLE Client/s in an orderly fashion amongst a sea of many BLE devices. This is also where you can go to name the BLE Clients, which becomes a named asset, to keep...

Location Introduction

It is very important to watch this video to understand what Mist has done with BLE Location. It is our experience that the word “location” means different things to different people. This is not WiFi location and this is not about battery operated beacons. Google and Apple put their support behind Bluetooth Low-energy wikipedia BLE...

New use cases and ways of thinking about location

This model of infrastructure based location driven by API’s is completely new and it takes a little time to understand. Most folks think about use-cases as independent projects, each with its own cost structure. When folks realize when you own the infrastructure and cloud licenses they own the API, they can build as many services...

Where is BLE Controlled?

The main controls for Mist BLE are located under Org/Site-Configuration. Then you will see something like this based on what license’s were purchased. Selecting vBLE Engagement will enable the vBLE array for all AP’s on this site, they will all be transmitting. Selecting asset Visibility will also make the vBLE array a listener When both...

BLE and MAC Randomization

The Impact That MAC Randomization Has On Location Analytics Introduction Bluetooth is a wireless personal area networking standard for exchanging data over short distances. Bluetooth low energy (BLE) (also known as Version 4.0+ of the Bluetooth specification, or Bluetooth Smart) is the power- and application-friendly version of Bluetooth that was built for the Internet of...

Initial AP Connection and VLANs & Static IP addresses

All Mist AP’s when ‘out of the box’ will boot and expect to see a trunked port or the native VLAN=1 and will send a DHCP request on that VLAN. When in the ‘connected’ state you can make changes via the AP detail screen to assign it to a VLAN.  Care should be taken as...