Wireless Connectivity: Mesh Networking

Mesh Networking design engineers Panasonic
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Based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, Mesh Networking was developed for the purpose of sending small amounts of data short distances, using very little power. The key feature of this technology is the ability to create a self-healing mesh network where nodes “talk” to each other in a way that gets a message to a desired end point using the best path. When not in use, nodes will “sleep” using extremely little power.
The ecosystem of IEEE 802.15.4 comprises different standards like ZigBee, KNX, Wireless HART, 6LoWPAN/IPv6 and many more. If a system does not need to be open,  SNAP® (Synapse Network Application Protocol) might be an efficient and easy way to realise a Mesh Network.


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