Protocol supports dynamic peer-to-peer networking.
March 12, 2004 - MeshRF™ technology features networking architecture that allows wireless LAN system to forward traffic between transceiver nodes without need for master transceiver. Nodes and node groups can be added to or removed from existing networks, while self-healing and auto-routing features provide scalability and reliability. Random channeling enables multiple communication links, and FHSS technology and encryption provide data integrity and security.
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AeroComm’s Flexible New MeshRF™ Protocol Supports Dynamic Peer-to-Peer Networking
Lenexa, Kansas – February 17, 2004 – In response to heavy market demand for a robust mesh networking protocol, AeroComm introduces its MeshRF peer-to-peer technology. The decentralized mesh topology will be embedded into the company’s award-winning line of 900MHz transceivers. MeshRF’s instinctive networking architecture allows a wireless LAN system to forward traffic between transceiver ‘nodes’ without the need for a master transceiver. Nodes and node groups can easily be added to or removed from existing MeshRF networks with very little effort or additional cost.
Further enhancing scalability and reliability are the protocol’s self-healing and auto-routing abilities. If one node faces dense RF traffic/noise or fails to connect for any reason, data is instantly redirected through an alternate path. With random channeling, multiple communication links can occur at exactly the same time—one-to-one or one-to-many. The result is a highly dependable wireless network that has no bottleneck or point of failure.
By supporting a self-enabling system of nodes, each with the ability to independently talk with another, MeshRF complements IEEE 802 standards. To boost data integrity and security, MeshRF uses AeroComm’s field-proven FHSS technology and can also employ data-encryption standards.
AeroComm’s 900MHz transceivers support transmit-power levels of up to one watt, providing for extremely long range between nodes. Now, deployment of an embedded MeshRF network will equip OEMs with greatly expandable range, where communication can cross hundreds of miles and even turn corners.
"By deploying a ‘masterless’ MeshRF network, OEMs can send data virtually around the world," said AeroComm CEO Mike Varady. "The protocol gives users instant repeater capability and many more efficient new features, providing them with a very versatile interface for any wireless application.”
Target industries for MeshRF include those where devices must be able to communicate with one another seamlessly; e.g. Automatic Meter Reading, Sensor Data Acquisition and Industrial Automation. MeshRF-enabled solutions will be available from AeroComm, Avnet, and premier distributors worldwide. Developer tools and engineering support back every AeroComm product.
AeroComm Inc. has played a major role in the short-range RF industry for over a decade with consistent technological advances in both performance and price. The company made waves in 1994 by gaining FCC approval for the first 2.4GHz spread spectrum transceivers. Soon after, it introduced its groundbreaking $200 digital sequence commercial module. In 1996 AeroComm shifted to frequency hopping for greater interference immunity in any environment. Its innovative design techniques resulted in superior modules using inexpensive materials—producing a cost-per-module that suited vastly more applications. AeroComm broke the $100 price barrier in 1998. Responding to the growing demand for affordable yet versatile wireless, it quickly developed the first complete line of 2.4GHz OEM RF transceivers. These products were backed by the company’s own fully-automated radio testing system, measuring all critical parameters and assuring the highest quality. Today the company continues to support a myriad of applications where wireless was previously cost-prohibitive. Its robust proprietary technology, manufacturing and testing guarantee reliable communication, while lower frequencies and fewer parts allow for reduced prices. Additionally, AeroComm has adopted the motto of “Instant Wireless”—a commitment to facilitate fast and easy RF integration. Visit www.aerocomm.com for more.