Adding an Access Point Location

You can add a new access point (AP) location to the list of access point locations.

  1. Navigate to AP Locations in the Manage section.
  2. Select Add AP Location in the menu to display the New AP Locations page.

    The New AP Locations page has two sections:

    • General
    • Access Points
    Tip: You can click the drop down arrow at the right hand side of each section to expand or collapse these sections.
  3. In the General section, complete the fields listed in the table below. An asterisk * indicates that a value must be entered for this field.


    Maximum Length


    Facility *


    Use the Facility drop down list to select the physical location of the access point.

    • If your organization has multiple locations connected to the same Vocera Platform, choose the facility that represents the access point's physical location.

    • If your organization does not have multiple facilities, accept the default Global setting.

    Location Name *


    The name of the location.

    The name must start with a letter or digit. It must contain only letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes ('), underscores (_), or dashes (-). No other characters are allowed.

    By default, the speech recognition system uses the name you enter to recognize locations. If users refer to a location by something other than the name you enter here, enter that name in the Alternate Spoken Location Name field.



    (Optional) Enter a Description to identify the location.

    Alternate Spoken Location Name


    Enter an Alternate Spoken Location Name, if needed.

    By default, the name in the Location Name field is used for voice recognition. When a user says the name of a location (for example, "Locate members of managers closest to the first floor"), the Vocera Platform matches the speech with the text in the Location Name field.

    If the location has an unusual name (for example, if a building is named after a person and that person has a name that is not spelled the way it is pronounced), enter the name the way it sounds when it is pronounced out loud, rather than the way it is actually spelled.

    You may also want to enter an alternate spoken location name if the location is commonly called by an unofficial name. For example, if the Administration Building is often called the Clock Tower Building, enter Clock Tower Building. The Alternate Spoken Location Name gives the server an additional field to check, increasing the chances of Genie's ability to understand the location name correctly.

  4. In the Access Points section, add or delete the access point MAC addresses for a location.
    To add a MAC address:
    1. Click Add AP MAC Address to display the Add AP MAC Address dialog box.
    2. In the AP MAC Address field, enter the MAC address (12 hexadecimal characters) of an access point that you want to assign to this location.
      Tip: To specify a range of MAC addresses that have the same first 11 characters, enter "0" for the 12th character. The "0" character is treated as a wild card only in the 12th character of the MAC address.
    3. Click Done, and the MAC address will appear in the list of access point MAC addresses.
    To delete a MAC address:
    1. Choose a MAC address from the Access Point Addresses.
    2. Click Delete.
  5. Select one of the following to close the dialog:
    • Save — to add the access point location to the system.
    • Cancel — to return to the AP Locations page without adding an AP Location.