Administrators can view the location of wireless clients on a custom floor plan or map
Meraki, a cloud-based networking company, has added Client Location Services to its cloud-based wireless LAN offering, which enables administrators to locate wireless clients using existing Meraki wireless LAN infrastructure.
With Client Location Services, administrators can view the location of wireless clients on a custom floor plan or map, the company said.
Client Location Services include Google Maps integration for tracking clients in campus or outdoor deployments – administrators can view clients on map, satellite, or hybrid views via a simple toggle.
The Client Location Services integrates with Meraki’s Client Fingerprinting technology, which dashboard, making Client Location Services ideal for distributed, multi-site, and remotely managed environments enables administrators to identify clients by device name, and operating system.
The company claims Client Location Services uses existing wireless LAN infrastructure, built-in Google Maps and features custom floor plan support, no configuration, setup, or training required, and scales to many clients per network.
Client Location Services operates by triangulating client location using the signal strength of multiple access points that "see" the client. Triangulation techniques employ weighted averages and AP selection algorithms to ensure accuracy.
Client Location Services provides location tracking for WiFi clients using an existing Meraki wireless LAN, with no added cost and complexity, the company said.
As a certified technology partner of Real Time Location Services (RTLS) offering providers, Meraki wireless LANs also integrate with third party RFID-based systems, enabling tracking of non-WiFi assets such as golf carts, hospital beds, and heavy machinery.