Wireless Mesh Networks
Wireless mesh networks are reliable and offer great redundancy. If one wireless mesh node can no longer operate, all the other wireless mesh nodes can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate outdoor wireless bridge links.
Each wireless Ethernet bridge link can send and receive messages in a wireless mesh network. Each link also functions as a router and can relay messages for its neighbors. Through the relaying process, a packet of wireless data will find its way to its destination, passing through intermediate links with reliable communication. Mesh wireless backhaul networks can be configured in a star topology or be made up of multiple types of configuration topologies.
Wireless mesh networks can be configured for both outdoor and indoor applications. Outdoor wireless mesh networks are great in urban settings where there are a lot of obstructions (e.g. buildings) to provide a quality wireless backhaul for mobile connectivity, wireless video surveillance, or Wi-Fi. Most wireless mesh networking devices operate in the 2.4GHz, 4.9GHz, 5.3GHz, 5.4GHz, or 5.8GHz unlicensed wireless frequency bands. The reach of a wireless mesh network can be extend, greater redundancy can be achieved, and improved reliability of the outdoor wireless bridge network simply by adding more wireless backhaul links. Because a wireless mesh network's operation doesn't depend on a central control point, utilizing multiple links provide a reliable mobile network.
Wireless mesh networks are extremely scalable and can handle hundreds of wireless mesh nodes on wireless backhaul network. Today many wireless mesh nodes can be configured for wireless point to point backhaul, set up as a point to multipoint wireless system, or be a true wireless mesh node. By using the same wireless mesh device for a wireless backhaul system it becomes easy and cost effective to maintain spare wireless equipment.
The biggest challenge with wireless mesh networks is performing proper wireless network design. A wireless spectrum analysis should always be performed and the wireless installation should be done by an experienced outdoor wireless integrator.
There is an ever growing need to provide high speed IP bandwidth in mobile applications. One of the greatest challenges is how to deliver broadband connectivity to moving objects, whether it be passenger or commercial rail, vehicles, water craft, or unmanned moving objects. Since there is no way to physically cable a moving object, wireless connectivity is the solution.
Wireless mobility can provide IP bandwidth that can be used for video surveillance backhaul, vehicle and sensor monitoring, remote vehicle control, on board Wi-Fi, computer connectivity, voice communications, vehicle location tracking, transportation management, or public announcement systems.
Different wireless technologies can be used for mobility applications, such as: wireless mesh radios, point to multipoint wireless backhaul, LTE, WiMax, and radios designed for mobility handoff. There are a lot of wireless manufactures that claim to have broadband radio systems that can provide wireless mobility. Using the right radio equipment is important for the needs of the application. Some applications need extremely low latency while others are more concerned with the amount of bandwidth provided. NetTarius knows what systems work and don’t work based on the application.
The unique technical challenge is providing seamless hand off as a moving object passes wireless backhaul node locations. The key elements in a successful wireless mobility solution are proper wireless network design, accurate wireless path engineering, wireless spectrum analysis to determine appropriate frequency utilization, and most importantly is the quality of wireless installation.
NetTarius understands wireless mobility and can provide full turnkey solutions for any mobility application. AO Wireless can perform all the key elements of the wireless mobility solution. We ensure proper radio equipment and frequency are chosen and the wireless installation is accurately done.