At LumenRadio we have more than a decade of experience of providing and perfecting our frequency-friendly wireless technology. At the core of our offer we have our patent portfolio related to ultra-reliable and Future-Proof connectivity – providing unique benefits while based on relevant standards. Here we explain some of the challenges and benefits within wireless technology.
THE FREQUENCY SPECTRUM
With billions of devices being wirelessly connected the frequency spectrum is getting more and more congested and will soon become one of our most precious natural resources.
All connected products and all other wireless technologies like WiFi, ZigBee, Thread and Bluetooth mesh all use the same frequency channel and this congestion could make your wireless enabled product have degraded quality of service or even stop working completely. Will we soon be discussing The Interference of things instead of the Internet of things?
With that said frequency agility is crucial for a successful IoT deployment. To avoid a future communication breakdown, your wireless device needs to coexist along with other wireless technologies – not being interfered and not causing interference.
LumenRadio’s patented cognitive coexistence technology provides maximum robustness to RF disturbances and minimum effect on other wireless networks.
Wireless mesh networks are networks where the devices themselves creates the coverage, and help forwarding the data. This eliminates the need for separate infrastructure; the devices will create the infrastructure themselves – reducing cost and complexity.
Since data is forwarded from node to node, the range from a device becomes less important, since the range now does not have to cover all devices, but instead is only required to cover the distance between two devices.
Wireless mesh networks are most often self-healing. In layman terms this means that if the link is bad (for instance due to a device failure or in case the surrounding environment has changed), the network will find a new route for the traffic. The network is thus not sensitive to changes made in the building. In other words, the network is future-proof!
Wireless mesh networks are most often self-healing. In layman terms this means that if the link is bad (for instance due to a device failure or in case the surrounding environment has changed), the network will find a new route for the traffic. The network is thus not sensitive to changes made in the building.
Wireless standards enable interoperability, that is the ability for a product to talk to other devices, from the sensor to the IT system and Cloud. Using wireless standards for your connected product gives you stability and in the end minimizes risk during you design.
Choosing the right wireless standard is a major challenge and the landscape is complicated. WiFi, Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee, Thread, Contiki are just a few of them. LumenRadio’s MiraOS is a wireless standard but it’s not only one standard – MiraOS is built upon several standards!
Wireless standards is built of different protocols and those those protocols are often standardized by organisations like IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).
Our patented Cognitive Coexistence technology is the base of our wireless technology offer and the reason we are the most resilient connectivity solution on the market today. No other player can today offer a more frequency-friendly and reliable system.
Wireless connected products are profoundly increasing and the majority of the connected devices utilise the same unlicensed frequency channel. This leads to a more and more congested frequency spectrum and the possibility of a communication breakdown.
LumenRadio’s patented Cognitive Coexistence technology will like a weather forecaster, predict on millisecond basis how the frequency spectrum will be utilized going forward. This prediction is used to adapt to the best available and least congested frequencies. By using our technology our customers products will be Future-Proof as they co-exist along other wireless technologies, not being interfered with or causing interference.
By being smart, being cognitive, we can detect, identify and adapt to the ever changing surroundings, creating a true future proof connectivity solution.
What challenges does wireless technologies face?
The massive increase of wirelessly connected products and devices will lead to a congested frequency spectrum since all wireless technologies all use the same frequency channel.
Why must wireless technologies coexist?
The congestion in the frequency spectrum could lead to a communication breakdown. The wireless technology you chose for your products needs to find a way through the frequency noise of today and adapt to the congestions of tomorrow.
What is a wireless mesh network?
In a wireless mesh network data is routed through the nodes to reach its destination so the wireless mesh network will handle all infrastructure forming by itself, without user intervention.
What are the benefits with wireless mesh?
Without wireless mesh you’ll need to install several access points across a building, and tie them together though a building wide network (most commonly Ethernet). This approach is both labor intensive and expensive since there is hardware and wiring needed, with the sole purpose of creating network coverage. With wireless mesh networks and no need for special infrastructure it easy to see why mesh is considered a magic bullet – it simply helps in creating Future-Proof systems.
What is a wireless standard?
Wireless standards are a set of services and protocols that dictate how your wireless technology acts. Used or accepted as normal or standardized by organisations such as IEEE and IETF.
Why is wireless standards important?
Apart from the obvious reason of interoperability between products across the layers, which tends to be in focus when discussing standards, it is also important to consider improbability with the IT infrastructure. Wide implementation and support from a community has the positive effects of continuous improvements.
What is wireless coexistence?
Wireless coexistence is when your wireless technology can coexist with other wireless technologies without causing any interference or being interfered. Frequency coexistence is becoming crucial for successful IoT deployments.
What does frequency agility mean?
Frequency agility means that the network switches to a channel that has less disturbances to be able to get the data through. LumenRadio’s Cognitive Coexistence technology is an algorithm which enables real-time, adaptive frequency hopping.