Meshdynamics
MD1000 Edge Node for Military, Defense and Public Safety
 


Compact four radio MD4000 enclosure
      Backhaul Node


       Single Radio Edge Node
        Edge Node
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Figure 1: P3M Hybrid Mesh Networks disperse and coalesce dynamically. M2M communications maintained  Video clip.
 
Overview

Meshdynamics Modular MeshTM  family supports MD4000 multi-radio and the MD1000 portable single radio modules (shown above) both operating within one interoperable framework. The compact MD4000 multi-radio units form the core Mobile Mesh Backhaul. Communications at the edge of the network are supported by MD1000 single radio portable units that are also meshed to provide communication and connectivity at the network edge. Press Release Illustration Patent 

Meshdynamics software packages are delivered, flashed and tested, on the Ubiquiti BulletTM 
Here is a brief description of the software packages available. See also: MD1000 Press Release
 
Static Edge Node

This software providing cost-effective nodes at the edge of an MD4000 multi-radio wireless mesh network. Unlike traditional CPEs, the Standard Edge Nodes adapt and avoid interference, insuring reliable connections for applications such as video surveillance, WISP subscriber links, automated meter reading, and other Ethernet-connected services. The software license package is delivered on the Ubiquiti Bullet™ hardware platform
 
           Part number: MD1150-SW
           Intended Use: Interference aware CPE for static edge node services. 
           Software Functions: Uplink Only,  No Scanner, No Downlink, hence Meshing not supported
     


Mobile Edge Node

Our software extends stationary edge node functionality to include periodic scanning on the same single radio.. Intended for man wearable devices moving at low to moderate speed, each unit maintains its connection to the rest of the Meshdynamics network, moving transparently to new connections as necessary as the unit or the rest of the network is in motion. The software license package is delivered on the Ubiquiti Bullet™ hardware platform due to the need for an omni-directional antenna in the mobile environment. 

            Part number: MD1155-SW
            Intended Use: Interference aware mobility man unit for static + dynamic edge node services.  
            Software Functions: Uplink + Mobility Scanner, No Downlink, hence Meshing not supported


Hybrid Edge Node

This software package combines all the features of the Mobile Edge Node with the additional sophistication of hybrid networking that allows individuals to become their own backbone in extended situations. As an example, first responders fanning out at a disaster scene may soon move too far from a fixed MD4000 node. Hybrid Edge Nodes can "hop" from node to node in a "string of pearls" to extend the network connection far beyond the range of any single node.

Hybrid Edge Node units fully support Meshdynamics Persistent 3rd Generation Mesh (P3M) capabilities to allow clusters of nodes to separate from the main network while remaining in communication with one another [Video]. As individuals carrying these nodes return closer to the MD4000 node, the Hybrid Edge Nodes automatically rejoin the main network. The HEN software license package is delivered on the Ubiquiti Bullet™ platform due to the need for an omni-directional antenna in the mobile environment.

              Part number: MD1156-SW  
              Intended Use: Interference aware mobility man unit for static + dynamic edge node + mesh relay node. 
              Software Functions: Uplink + Mobility Scanner + Downlink, hence Meshing is supported. (Single radio, limited hops)


MD1000 Edge Node Related Links
 
1. MD1000 Webcast Slides  MD1000 Quick Start One Pager  Press Release
2. MD 4455 and 4325 Support Page: Overview document on MD4454 and 4325 configurations for high speed mobility.
3. High Speed Mobility Test -1  Video tapes of glitch free video transmission over 4 hops, traveling at 50+ mph.
4. High Speed Mobility Test -2  Video feed from one vehicle to another, both connected to the mesh network.