Article: Mesh Networks and the Future of the Smart Home

Autonomous Internet, Hardware

Mesh Networks and the Future of the Smart Home

When this burden on existing home networking infrastructure is increased five-fold or more, the pressure will become too large and smart home devices rendered useless. For example, an unreliable internet connection could prevent security cameras from recording an intruder or triggering an alarm notification to go off.

Fortunately, all is not lost. A new networking paradigm is already here in the form of mesh networks. Mesh networks are designed to replace complicated router-and-extender setups with multiple identical nodes being placed around the home to create a large cloud of Wi-Fi coverage. The nodes are designed to be used in tandem and don’t build separate networks – so wherever you go within the cloud, you’ll always be seamlessly and automatically connected to the nearest node.

The mesh network nodes allow data to be routed directly the where it needs to go within the network without having to be sent to the router and back. This reduces the burden on the router; furthermore, if a device is in proximity to more than one node, it can connect to all those nodes in range and benefit from the improved bandwidth the multiple nodes provide.

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Article: Solving Family Internet Demands With A Mesh Network Is Easier Than It Sounds

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Solving Family Internet Demands With A Mesh Network Is Easier Than It Sounds

The benefit is that you still only have one WiFi network and one password. As you move around the home, your device gets data from which ever satellite it is closest to. With loads of devices this makes it so much easier to set-up than other ways of extending the signal that have to be logged onto separately. This much I knew, what I hadn’t anticipated was how far a Mesh network could reach.

A particular challenge in my home is that my office is a good 20 meters from the house. I had tried other ways of extending the WiFi to reach without success. I’d also opted to send Internet down the power cable for a while, but this suffered from interference from other electrical devices.

By placing one Mesh satellite unit in the house and one in the office I’ve had no trouble connecting to the WiFi and getting excellent speeds. As you can see it’s quite a distance.

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Article: Mesh Communication Offers A New Way to Connect the Construction Worksite

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Mesh Communication Offers A New Way to Connect the Construction Worksite

The site may be miles long. Radios work well over these distances. Bluetooth communications are limited to about half a mile, but Mesh Bluetooth technology enables each headset to act as a node, relaying the signal to the next headset, extending the range. Mesh network adapters can act as repeaters, extending the range farther, and connect to mobile phones beyond the worksite. If a driver leaves the coverage area, the headset will automatically reconnect when the driver reenters.

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Article: Bluetooth Mesh Networking Market Industry Share, Trends, Growth, Future Prospects, Forecast 2021 to 2027

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Bluetooth Mesh Networking Market Industry Share, Trends, Growth, Future Prospects, Forecast 2021 to 2027

Bluetooth Mesh Networking market report also provides a thorough understanding of the cutting-edge competitive analysis of the emerging market trends along with the drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities in the Bluetooth Mesh Networking market to offer worthwhile insights and current scenarios for making the right decision. The report covers the prominent players in the market with detailed SWOT analysisfinancial overview, and key developments of the products/services from the past three years. Moreover, the report also offers a 360º outlook of the market through the competitive landscape of the global industry player and helps the companies to garner Bluetooth Mesh Networking market revenue by understanding the strategic growth approaches.

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Article: Icaros: ‘If You Increase The Competition Of Ideas, More Truth Emerges’ – Interview

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innovation ideaIcaros: ‘If You Increase The Competition Of Ideas, More Truth Emerges’ – Interview

“The Internet is so much more than these few behemoths!

People congregate to these platforms because of the network effect, i.e. because they want to be where all the other people are; however, the best have moved away already.

Personally, I don’t think the situation is so dire. On the contrary: I have the impression central planners are investing great effort to drive us to pessimism, and thus to sabotage the formidable free market of ideas the Internet represents.”

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Article: Building an IoT Mesh Network for Retail

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/2021/03/This_IoT_Mesh_Network_Watches_You_As_You_Shop_-_Without_Cameras-696x428.jpgBuilding an IoT Mesh Network for Retail

A wireless mesh network is a wireless network that automatically extends its range. Even with a longer range, it’s not always enough. Electronics stores can be huge, and there is plenty of metal inside that hampers the wireless coverage.

A mesh network is the ideal technology for:

  • Coverage: electronics stores can be huge, but a mesh network can cover it all
  • Ease of use: no network planning is needed.
  • East to install
  • Easy to maintain: if there are coverage issues, extenders can be added as needed
  • Robust: if something changes, the network will automatically adapt

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Article: Open-Source Supercomputer Code WarpX Presents Path for Shrinking Particle Accelerators

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Open-Source Supercomputer Code WarpX Presents Path for Shrinking Particle Accelerators

When we think of the particle accelerators that elucidate the building blocks of nature, we think of spectacular and massive facilities like the 27-kilometer-circumference Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the proton-crashing instrument at CERN famous for the Higgs boson discovery.

But what if there were much smaller alternatives to the giant machines that could probe physics beyond the large colliders’ reach? There just may be such a possibility: laser-plasma accelerators, “a promising candidate to significantly reduce the cost and improve the compactness of beam generators,” says Jean-Luc Vay, a senior physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and head of the Accelerator Modeling Program in the lab’s Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division.

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Article: Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

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Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and SafetyAdvances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

Fortunately, wireless Bluetooth and Mesh Intercom technology is changing how workers communicate. Unlike the two-way radio, these technologies enable full-duplex, hands-free communication. This means that everyone on the network can converse naturally, talking and listening to each other at the same time. Depending on which technology is used, teams can be as small or as big as the application demands.

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Article: Bluetooth Low Energy Modules Bring the IoT to Life

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Bluetooth Low Energy Modules Bring the IoT to Life

Silicon Labs has formalized its new BGM220x module with a size of only 6×6 mm. BGM220 is an embedded solution that comes with a fully upgradeable software stack, which has been pre-certified worldwide, and firmware support to accelerate time-to-market.

The module supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1, 5.2, and Mesh, and is compact with very low power consumption to optimize battery life. The new module allows device manufacturers to add security with pre-certified Bluetooth functionality to their microcontroller units (MCUs) with built-in security features, including root of trust.

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Article: Is the future Bluetooth Mesh?

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Is the future Bluetooth Mesh?

Over the past two decades, Bluetooth technology has revolutionised the IoT, adding new capabilities that have enabled innovation and established new markets, from wireless audio to connected devices. And now Bluetooth mesh continues that trend by playing a pivotal role in the development of emerging markets such as smart building, smart industry, smart cities, and smart home. In the year since the release of Bluetooth mesh, more than 65 products with mesh networking capability have been qualified from leading silicon, stack, component, and end product vendors.

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