- Category: News
- Published: 03 June 2014
San Francisco, Calif. – June 10, 2014
Huninn Mesh Networks™, a provider of a wireless fabric for the Internet-of-Things, announced today that its wide-area test site in rural Australia had broken the multi-hop limit with a chain of 100 battery-powered sensors stretching over 4 miles and was progressing to its target of 1,000 hops over 20 square miles.
Until now the industry has believed that mesh networks cannot operate at high densities or with many hops, a constraint widely known as the ‘multi-hop’ or ‘N2 problem’ of mesh networks. A Huninn Mesh™, with its patent pending breakthroughs in wireless communications for devices, does not suffer from this constraint.
The result involves an agricultural site where sensors that measure humidity, air temperature and air pressure are placed at 50-yard intervals, and spread along fence lines to cover an area. There are no central towers, no concentrating routers, and the network is coordinated and controlled from a cloud-based management system. The entire network operates as a ‘software defined network’ or SDN.
In a Huninn Mesh™ the performance of the network improves as the density increases, and it is theoretically possible to have tens of thousands of devices crowded into a contiguous RF space or millions of devices spread over large areas.
Analysts predict that billions of devices will be connected in the next evolutionary wave of the Internet-of-Things. To make this possible, the market will need to turn to more economically-viable wireless network alternatives, such as low power, wide-area networks and networks that allow and encourage high density deployments.
Operating in unlicensed spectrum, the Huninn Mesh™ solution uses patent pending SDN innovations to create a network that eliminates addressing overheads and creates an almost interference free environment.
“We have to conceive of networks that exist at densities approaching one device per square meter, and stretching across hundreds of square miles,” said Gary Aitchison, the CEO of the company. “What is not widely understood is the absolute requirement to do this at a very low cost. To be economic the ‘everything in’ cost to link a single device to the cloud has to be less than 10¢ a month. Value gets created through network effects when there are large numbers of devices.”
About Huninn Mesh Networks
Huninn Mesh Networks has developed the first wireless system to connect at very low cost a highly secure fabric of billions of devices in both high densities and across wide-areas. The initial focus of the company is to use this fabric for the building energy management space where it has created a complete solution set of sensors and controllers for the built environment.
For more information visit: www.huninnmesh.com
Huninn Mesh Networks Inc