Using Voice Commands to Assign Access Points

You can use the, "Begin Tour", "End Tour", and "Assign Location" voice commands to assign specific access points.

Before you begin:
  • If possible, make a map that shows the boundaries of the locations you have chosen for your facility, as well as the position and MAC address of each access point.

  • Make sure you are logged in to your device as a member of a group with permissions to perform system administration tasks.

  • Make sure you are at your home facility. You can use voice commands on a Vocera device to assign access points to locations only when you are at your home facility.

For guidelines on using voice commands, see the supported Device User Guide on the Vocera Devices page.

  1. Using a Vocera device, log in to the Vocera system.
  2. Press the Call button. When the Genie answers, say "Begin Tour."
    The Genie confirms that you are beginning your tour, and then you hear a tone that signals that the Genie has bowed out. The Vocera Platform is still monitoring your movements over the wireless network, however.
  3. Begin walking slowly through the area covered by your network. Each time your device connects to a new access point, the Genie returns and announces the MAC address or location of the access point.
  4. After announcing a MAC address, the Genie asks if you want to assign a location. Stop walking, and then say the name of the location you want to assign to the new access point.
    Important: The location name must be one that you already configured in the Vocera Platform Web Console.

    If the Genie announced the name of the location, it means the access point is already assigned to that location, and the Genie bows out. If you want to change the location assignment, press the Call button, say, "Assign Location" and then say the name of the location when prompted.

  5. Continue walking and assigning locations until you have assigned all of the access points to locations.
  6. When you have finished assigning access points to locations, say. "End Tour."
What to do next:

You can check whether a location is being reported accurately without starting another tour. To do this, press the Call button, wait for the Genie to answer, and then say "Where am I?" If you need to change the location name, use the "Assign Location" voice command.