Neighbors Page

When someone uses a Locate command for a group (“Locate the nearest Supervisor,” for example) the Vocera server searches the requester’s current location and all of its neighboring locations, but no other locations. Because you add neighbors individually for each location, you can define search limits on a location-by-location basis.

Note: Voice commands to locate an individual ("Locate Mary Benham" or "Where is Mary Benham?") will always return the location of the individual at the current site. To locate an individual at a different site, you must first connect to that site using the "Connect to Site" command.

Choose neighbors that are adjacent to or otherwise physically near the location you are configuring. If the Locate voice command will be used to find the nearest emergency worker, for example, it is not advisable to define a very broad search area.

Before you can associate locations with neighbors, the neighbors must themselves be added as locations. In practice, this means that you cannot always add neighbors when you add a location.

To add neighbors to a location:

  1. Click the Add button in the Neighbors page of the Add/Edit Location dialog box. The Select Location dialog box appears, showing all locations that have been added to the system.
  2. Select the locations you want to add as neighbors.
    • To select multiple locations, hold down the Ctrl key as you click each location.

    • To select a range of locations, click the first location in the range, and then hold down the Shift key as you click the last location in the range.

    • To quickly find a location on the list, begin entering the name in the Search field. As you type, the system finds the closest match.

  3. Click Finish. The neighbors you selected appear in the list on the Neighbors tab.
  4. Click Save. You are now ready to assign access points to the location.