New Training: Implement the Meraki Location Scanning API
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson covers the Cisco Meraki Location Scanning API. By using this automation feature, you can leverage the Meraki Wi-Fi products to immediately and accurately determine the location of customers and devices. Watch this new Cisco training.
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This training includes:
- 6 videos
- 16 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- More Than Just WiFi
- The Location Scanning API Architecture
- Initial Configuration Items
- Code! A Python Function App for Azure
- Exploring the Received Payload
- Summarizing the Location Scanning API
What is the Meraki Scanning API?
The Cisco Meraki cloud collects a wealth of real-time location data from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. But application developers still need a way of accessing this. They do this through the Meraki Scanning API, which can provide data to a host of location applications as well as data warehouses and business intelligence systems.
The API works by aggregating raw data from network access points and sending it to its owners in the form of JSON approximately every minute. This data is useful for many types of businesses. For example, a retail outlet can use it to see how many people are visiting their store (and which departments they are visiting.) It can even tell them how many people are looking in the window.
You configure the API in the Meraki Dashboard by logging onto it and going to Network Wide > General, where you will enable the API.