The Cisco Hyperlocation solution is a suite of technologies that enables advanced location capabilities through a mix of software
and hardware innovations. The Cisco Hyperlocation Solution substantially increases the location accuracy for connected clients
of the Connected Mobile Experiences. The FastLocate technology boosts the refresh rate so CMX captures more location data
points. And the Angle-of-Arrival capabilities increases location accuracy to as close as one meter (50% Error Distance). The
improved accuracy provides more granular analytics data compared to RSSI based location.
Cisco CMX Release 10.2.1 supports the Angle of Arrival (AoA) technology available on Cisco Aironet 3600, 3700, and 4800 access
points with a Hyperlocation module and a Hyperlocation antenna. Cisco CMX uses advanced location algorithms to extract phase
differences to accurately locate associated wireless clients up to one meter accuracy in an optimal deployment.
Cisco Hyperlocation is an enhanced location solution that takes advantage of the specialized hardware that is available on
the Cisco Aironet 4800 Series wireless Access Points. It uses Angle-of-Arrival of Wi-Fi signals to determine the location
of connected mobile devices. For more information about best practices to follow when deploying the AP4800 Hyperlocation solution,
The Cisco Hyperlocation module with advanced security also integrates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons with the module.
Customers can take advantage of BLE beacon deployment powered over Ethernet and centrally managed from the convenience of
a data center. This eliminates the need for local IT engineers to perform an inspection walk of BLE beacon health, using an
app on their Smart devices. Cisco Hyperlocation module enabled the capability for a single AP to beacon out five different
BLE values to trigger different consumer applications.
Cisco CMX FastLocate technology enables quick location refresh for connected Wi-Fi clients. RSSI from data packets and probe
frames, when available, are used for calculating a location. This technology is available with both centrally switched WLANs
and FlexConnect (locally switched WLANs).
Cisco Aironet 700, 1700, 2600, 2700, 3600, 3700 and 2800 APs support Cisco CMX FastLocate when used with Cisco WLC Release
184.108.40.206 or later. Cisco Aironet 3800 APs support Cisco CMX FastLocate when used with Cisco WLC Release 220.127.116.11 or later.
Accuracy results for the Cisco FastLocate feature are reflected in the Cisco CMX Accuracy Tool under the 50% and 75% Error Distance columns. Accuracy is considered good if the distance displayed under those columns is 10 meters or less, meaning the client
will be detected less than 10 meters from its actual position. For information about configuring Cisco FastLocate, see “FastLocate
for Cisco Wave 2 Access Points” section in the Cisco Wireless Controller Configuration Guide, Release 8.6 at:
The above result is only valid for smart devices.
We recommend that you have all the APs in the same group on a particular floor. If you cannot have APs in the same group,
then plan to include nearby APs in the same group. All AP groups available on the same floor must be synchronized to the same
Ensure that you disable the global Hyperlocation option and enable Hyperlocation option speific for AP group. We recommend that you do not set the XOR radio to monitor mode manually. When you enable Hyperlocation
in the AP group, the XOR radio settings are taken care by default.
The following are the recommended AP modes:
Enhanced Local Mode—APs scan opportunistically on-current channel and off-channel with up to ~15 percent performance impact
to data-serving radios.
Monitor Mode—APs scan on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
Modular Mode—Cisco 3600 and 3700 APs with Hyperlocation Module or Wireless Security Module (WSM) scan on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
with no impact to data-serving radios.
The FastLocate and Cisco Hyperlocation features are supported in Cisco CMX 10.2.1 and later.
In Cisco CMX Release 10.4, FastLocate feature is supported on Cisco Aironet 2800/3800 access points running Cisco Release
8.6 or later.
In Cisco CMX Release 10.3.1, the Cisco Hyperlocation feature supports 10,000 tracked devices—1000 Cisco access points (APs)
with up to 10 connected clients per AP—on Cisco 3365 Mobility Services Engine (MSE) and Cisco high-end MSE Virtual Appliances
(v MSE) running Cisco CMX Release 10.3.1 and later.
Hyperlocation and FastLocate features are supported in Cisco WLC 18.104.22.168 and
Currently, a Hyperlocation-enabled Cisco WLC can support only one Hyperlocation-enabled Cisco CMX. However, starting from
Cisco CMX release 10.5 and controller release 8, the CMX group subscription feature will allow one hyperlocation enabled WLC
to connect to multiple CMX servers. For more information about CMX Grouping, see CMX Grouping.
The Cisco Hyperlocation feature is not supported on a virtual Cisco WLC.