Using the Badge Properties Editor

Badge Properties Editor (BPE) is a tool that allows you to set properties for the badge and lets it connect to the wireless network.

The Badge Properties Editor (BPE) is installed on both the configuration computer and the Vocera Voice Server computer. If you are performing initial badge configuration, use the Badge Properties Editor on the configuration computer.

To use the BPE, perform the following tasks:

  1. Locate and double-click the Vocera BPE Launcher icon on the desktop the first time. For subsequent logins, access the Vocera BPE Launcher using the URL!/ where is the localhost and 8011 is the Voice Server IP port for BPE.
    The Badge Properties Editor UI appears.
  2. Select a badge you want to configure, under Badges.
    The badges you can configure are:
    • B2000
    • B3000
    • B3000n
    • V5000
    Note: The B2000 badge is not supported on Vocera Platform 6.1.0
  3. Set the following badge property values for your badge:
    • Profiles—This parameter is applicable only for B3000n badge. Specifies the name of the file to control general behavior. You must use the profiles.txt files for environments that require more than one wireless profile in a dynamic campus-type setting.
    • General Settings—Specifies the minimal set of properties you need to set for any badge in use at your site. You must set values for all the general properties. Depending on the configuration of your site, you may have to set other properties.
    • Security Settings—Specifies how to enable badges to work with the security features that correspond to the type of authentication and encryption employed by your wireless network. If you are deploying different types of Vocera badges, you can configure them to reside on separate SSIDs and take advantage of the enhanced security support offered by newer badge models. If all the badges reside on the same SSID, the security you opt must be supported by all badge types.
    • Wireless Settings—Specifies the parameters that affect how the badge operates on the wireless network of your organization. A set of WLAN parameters can be scanned through for connectivity in different locations. Wireless clients learn about available APs by scanning other 802.11 channels on the same WLAN or SSID.
    • Custom Properties—Specifies the customized badge properties you want to upload to the badge. The options available are:
      • Select—Select the badge property that you want to configure.
      • Key—Enter the key in the following format-B2.<Property-Name>, B3.<Property-Name>, B3N.<Property-Name>, and V5.<Property-Name> for B2000, B3000, B3000n, and V5000 respectively.
      • Value—Enter the value of the property.
      • Comment—Add comments for your reference.
      Note: Key and Value fields are mandatory.
  4. Click one of the following:
    • Submit—Allows you to submit the changes.
    • Discard Changes—Allows you to discard the changes and re-enter the badge properties.
    The Badge Properties Editor creates a text file under \vocera\config.

    You can now upload the badge properties to your badges.