Mesh Solutions

Mesh Solutions for Self-Forming, Self-Healing Communications Networks

Point to Point Broadband is excited to offer Wireless Mesh products as the newest addition to our Business Portfolio. But wait just a second…what is a mesh network anyway?

A mesh network is essentially a series of nodes – wireless access points that are typically mesh routers but can also be laptops, PDAs and the like – which route data to each other. Each node is connected to each other by one of two ways: either by connecting each node to every other, or by connecting some nodes to others through “hops”, thus creating a high-speed, self-forming and self-healing communications network. In a traditional mesh network, all nodes are in constant communication – so should one node fail or be added, the network self-adjusts and reorganizes accordingly.

Ideal deployments for a mesh network are campus type environments and co-operative municipal networks, but mesh is also handy for temporary set-ups such as conferences and festivals or any other wi-fi unfriendly locations such as large warehouses. Another area where mesh networking flourishes is in resort settings where public access (secured or unsecured) is desired.

For more information on mesh networking and the self-forming, self-healing network solutions solutions we offer, contact us today: