About the Home Site

Every user, group, location, address book entry, and device has a home site associated with it. The home site represents a slightly different notion for each of these entities:

Table 1. Home site for different Vocera entities
For this entity... The home site represents...
User The physical site where he or she typically works.
Group The physical site where its members typically work. The members of a group may be from different home sites; however, the group itself is still associated with a home site.
Location The physical site where its access point is installed.
Address book entry The physical site of the users who typically call it.
Device The physical site where the device is located.

You can optionally specify a home site when you create one of these entities. If you do not explicitly specify a home site, Vocera assigns one as described in Using Site Filters. The home site of each user, group, location, address book entry, and device appears in lists throughout the Administration Console to help you identify the entity.