Is anyone use meraki AP as a beacon for simpleinout?

NetWatchdog
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Is anyone use meraki AP as a beacon for simpleinout?

Hi!

our team is using simpleinout as attendance management. 

it can be use geofence with location info on mobile phone and also use bluetooth beacon precofigured by vendor.

 

https://www.simpleinout.com

 

I think it can be used meraki's ibeacon for simpleinout.

 

Is anyone use meraki as beacon for simpleinout?

Thanks.

 

 

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MerakiDave
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee

Hi @NetWatchdog I have not worked with simpleinout yet, but I do know of other 3rd party partners/developers who are doing school attendance tracking, and/or using the Meraki AP's BLE radio to perform proximity-based student engagement for things like campus tours, orientation apps, etc.  Anyway, yes, all of the current Meraki APs (except the most basic MR20/MR70) have an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio, so the AP can be a Bluetooth beacon, as well as scan or locate Bluetooth devices.  And there is a whole API (the "scanning API", different from the "dashboard API") behind this so you or a 3rd party developer can write your own custom apps.  Here's the documentation on Meraki BLE and beacons: https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Low_Energy_(BLE)

 

Hi Dave-san,

Thank you for the reply.

I am managing MR33,  and I will try to read the documents.

 

 

Yes Sir @NetWatchdog-san, happy to help and welcome to the Meraki Community, feel free to post back with follow-up questions, or to update the Community with your experience and solution.

 

The other (developer's) site I forgot to mention is https://create.meraki.io/ so check that out also.

Regards,

Dave

 

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