When mounting the
HyperLocation unit to the ceiling rails, while it is very stable the installer
should take care to lock the AP into the bracket using a plastic tie or clip to
prevent the AP from dislodging from the bracket should the AP encounter
physical movement from, say, a ladder or other object that makes physical
contact with it.
For more on mounting
options see the Access Point deployment guide
Figure 4. Avoid
HyperLocation installations above the ceiling tile
Figure 5. Avoid HyperLocation installations above the ceiling
If there is a
requirement to mount the HyperLocation Access Point on a wall, in-ceiling, hide
or change the color. Such options are available from Cisco partners and third
party solution providers.
Figure 6. Example of
different mounting options
It is very important
when installing the HyperLocation Access Points that you note the
location so that you can place the AP on the map correctly - additionally,
it is important to understand the orientation of the "arrow" on the antenna as
well as its X-Y coordinates and ceiling height. This will be important when it
comes time to enter this data into the PI map. The location needs to be
accurate down to several inches. Location errors are compounded when the
locations of other HyperLocation APs are not properly documented.
If you are mounting
the units to the ceiling grid, it is recommended that you orientate all of the
Access Points in the same direction. This will make it easier when recording
them. If you are not mounting to the ceiling rails, use a laser pointer or
other device to try and align them in the same direction.
Oftentimes, it is
difficult to measure and map the location when the HyperLocation unit is
mounted high on a ceiling. In these cases, it is suggested that the use of a
Plumb Bob dropped from the center of the AP or a laser pointer be used to mark
the exact location on the floor so that a tape measure or laser range finder
can be used.