5.8GHz Wireless Mesh System
Wi-Fi Mesh networks-an intelligent network where network nodes do not need to be wired to a switch since they can connect wirelessly among themselves via 802.11 links (up tp 108Mbps). Mesh network nodes can provide the infrastructure to transport traffic over extended areas or they can provide access for both wireless users and the infrastructure simultaneously. When designed properly, mesh networks are high performance, reliable and redundant, and can be extended to included thousands of devices such as IP based cameras. This type of network can be installed quickly. Simply moving a network node or dropping another node into place can fix a weak signal or dead zone immediately.
With a wireless mesh, each node in the network establishes the optimal path to its closest neighbor. As the wireless environment changes, such as the addition of a new node or link congestion, data paths are re-evaluated based on latency, throughput, noise, and the mesh network self-tunes automatically to maintain its performance at peak levels.
IP based cameras on Dotworkz's City Link Mesh have achieved 15-20 fps @ 640x480 resolution spanning over a 2-4 square mile coverage area. Rates may vary by application and size.