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The April 2017 release of Avaya Cloud Network Platform (CNP) is now available. This release includes Presence Analytics (beta), dynamic AP groupings, and sophisticated multicast control. In addition, this release includes group level authentication based on Microsoft Azure groups for Office 365 users.
We are introducing Presence Analytics dashboard that provides insight into the behavior of Wi-Fi users. Without identifying specific users, you can gain insight into new and repeat visitors and the average time they spent in a location over a customizable period (sliding 30-day window over the past 1 year). This is a beta release of the functionality, with more functionality to come in future releases. We are interested in your feedback on the feature – you can provide via the ‘Give us Feedback’ link in the cloud portal.
Presence insights enable a number of use cases, including understanding the number of guests at different times at events such as public meetings, school graduations, or trade shows; optimizing security staff scheduled in public venue locations; understanding the impact of marketing promotions (e.g. a 50% off offer on Wednesday), adjust retail staffing levels based on numbers of shoppers (busiest day of the week, peak time), etc.
From the Reports top level menu, select Analytics (Beta), provide a name for the visualization, select the appropriate insight type and date range, then select Add to create the chart. You can create new insight charts or access previously created visualizations to compare.
You can deliver insights across an entire location or a specific area by selecting a group of APs.
APs can be grouped together into logical units (e.g. East wing, Keynote hall, Science building, 3rdfloor etc.) to better manage the Wi-Fi network. The groups can be dynamically created and are highly flexible – APs may belong to different profiles within a group or a given AP can belong to multiple groups.
Create groups from the Access Points tab from the My Network dashboard. Select the new Groups tile and click on New Group to create and assign APs to the group. You can then use groups to filter information in the My Network dashboard, Reports, and Analytics to provide more granular visibility.
EasyPass now supports group synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory within Azure enabling group level Single Sign-On (SSO) for Office365 users. Administrators can enable SSO for specific user groups such as Marketing, Teachers, Engineers, Support, Administrators or other such organizational units within Azure.