Unique technology for device communication
De-centralized network management
All the Wirepas Connectivity intelligence is in the network. The devices decide the best actions by themselves locally. No central network management is needed. The local decision-making ensures that the devices always operate the similar way, independent of the network size or the devices’ locations within the network.
Synchronized time and frequency division multiple access (TDMA & FDMA)
The devices access the wireless medium synchronously, and co-operatively select the times and channels used for communication. All the available channels in a given band can be used. Whenever two devices want to communicate with each other they know the channel and the exact times to send and receive. This way all unnecessary overhead, such as overhearing, idle listening, and intra-network collisions, are removed.
Adaptive multi-hop mesh topology
The devices can communicate data over multiple hops. The topology is optimized continuously and adapts to changes in the environment and the network. For each devicethere are multiple routing options (next hops), and multiple Gateways (backhaul connection) can be used in the same network.
The devices automatically choose their role according to the situation. This means that every device is a possible routing point for forwarding data. The user does not need to define the roles of the devices, this is done automatically depending on what the optimal topology is at a given time.
Flexible hardware-independent architecture
Different operation parameters can be changed to provide tradeoffs between bandwidth, latency, range and power consumption. As all the intelligence is built in to the Wirepas Connectivity software the physical layer can be chosen freely according to the requirements.