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Wireless mesh networks are crucial for the successful Internet of Things (IoT) applications. But what exactly is wireless mesh, what are its benefits and how can you profit from it? Here are eight essential things to know about wireless mesh networks:


1.What is a wireless mesh network?


A wireless network is an infrastructure in which devices are wirelessly connected to each other and help to transmit data packets, allowing for broad network coverage without the need for dedicated infrastructure



2.What kind of devices are found in mesh networks?


There are three main types of devices in mesh networks:


  • Gateways: these are the devices that connect to the outside world, allowing you to connect to the Internet or to cloud services.

  • Mesh devices or routers: These devices are responsible for the transmission and routing of data in the network, creating the backbone of the network.

  • "Leaf" devices: These devices are part of the network but are not involved in the transmission of data; they are mainly used for communication purposes.


3.What is a "self-healing" network?


Self-healing means that the network is able to automatically reconfigure itself in response to environmental changes, for example if a physical barrier interferes with communication between nodes.


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4.What is IPv6 and 6LoWPAN?


IPv6 is the latest protocol version of the Internet, which provides a significantly larger address space. 6LoWPAN is an adaptation layer that allows IPv6 to be used in resource-limited networks, such as wireless mesh.


5.Can wireless mesh networks run on battery power?


Yes, some wireless mesh networks can run on battery power, providing an energy-saving solution in the long term.


6.Are wireless mesh networks secure?


Wireless mesh networks offer a high level of security, such as strong AES encryption to protect your data. IPv6-based networks can also support additional security mechanisms.



7.Is there a standard with which it is compatible?


Wireless networks follow many standards, many of which are not compatible with each other. Using IPv6 and 6LoWPAN ensures that the network is compatible with Internet Protocol based standards.


8.How easy is it to setup wireless mesh networks?


The setup of wireless mesh networks can be very user-friendly, especially if they are designed with ease of use in mind. An example is MiraOS, developed by LumenRadio, which allows systems to be quickly and easily deployed using a standard smartphone app.


Finally...

Wireless mesh networks are revolutionising IoT technologies, offering a reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution to everyday communication challenges. These networks not only improve the quality of connectivity, but also increase the efficiency of devices, and in the long run, they will result in significant cost savings. Their deployment is therefore not only a technical advance, but also a strategic decision that will help businesses grow and innovate in the digital age.


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(Source: : Lumenradio, SmartNode Kft)

 

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