Adding or Editing a Device

As soon as a Vocera device arrives at a site, its identifying information should be entered into the Vocera system so that it can be tracked and monitored appropriately.

This should be done even before the device is configured. This helps prevent the device from being lost or transferred to another department. It also allows you to monitor and report on the device status.

There are three ways devices can be added to the Vocera system:

To add or edit device information using the Devices screen:

  1. Click Devices in the navigation bar.
  2. Click Add New Device to add information for a new device, or choose a device from the list and click Edit Device to edit information for an existing device.
    The Search option can help you find devices quickly. In the Search By list, select a field to search, and then type a value in text field and click Search. As you type a search value, the field displays a drop-down list of closest matching values.
  3. The Add/Edit Device dialog box opens. Add or edit data as appropriate.
    To ensure the accuracy of serial numbers and MAC addresses, you can use a barcode scanner to scan device labels or inventory sheets. For more information, see Using a Barcode Scanner to Add Devices.
  4. After working with a page in the dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Click Save to save changes, close the Add/Edit Device dialog box, and display the Devices page.
    • Click Save & Continue to save the device information and leave the Add/Edit Device dialog box open to add information for another device.