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Finding Equipment Use Case

Benefits

With a Juniper Mist™ Asset Visibility subscription, you can easily find equipment and other assets, with detailed analytics based on their location.

You can use Asset Visibility in many settings and industries (education, energy, government, health care, entertainment, retail, and more).

Scenario

For this scenario, let's consider an example in health care. People often abandon wheelchairs in the lobby or hallways. When a patient needs a wheelchair, you need to find one quickly. As shown below, you can go to the Live View floorplan and quickly spot a wheelchair that was left in the lobby.

Live View page showing the floorplan and an icon labeled Wheelchair

Components

This scenario relies on these components:

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacon Tags—BLE tags broadcast a BLE signal at a regular interval. You can use any tag that meets our Guidelines for BLE Beacon Tags.

  • Access Point (APs)—The AP detects the signals from the BLE tags.

  • Juniper Mist Location Engine—The location engine in the Juniper Mist Cloud processes the available information to determine the location of the asset.

    Note:

    With BLE beacon tags, the only available information is the BLE signal itself. With this limited information, Juniper Mist can provide zonal accuracy, identifying the location within 3 to 5 meters.

  • Juniper Mist Portal—In the portal, you’ll activate your subscription, enter names for your assets, and use Live View to track them.

Process Overview for Equipment Finding

To implement the scenario, do these tasks.

Table 1: Setup Process
Step Action More Information
1 Purchase a Juniper Mist Asset Visibility subscription, and activate it in the Mist portal.
2

Go to Organization > Site Configuration, and complete both of these tasks:

  • Ensure that Asset Visibility is enabled.

    Note:

    This feature is enabled by default after you activate your Asset Visibility subscription.

  • To optimize performance for asset tracking, disable vBLE Engagement. When both features are enabled, the AP must transmit and receive. Giving the AP extra tasks means that it has less time to scan for signals from your BLE tags.

 
3 Ensure that your APs are placed according to the "rubber band model." Rubber Band Model
4 Ensure that the floorplan includes accurate position, height, and orientation data for your APs. Floorplan Setup
5 Obtain compatible BLE beacon tags and attach them to the assets that you want to track. Guidelines for BLE Beacon Tags
6 Name the assets. Create Named Assets
7 Track the assets in Live View. Find the Current Location of a Named Asset