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.
 
Here is a brief description of the software packages available for single radio boards. See also: Model Numbering Scheme
 
CPE Edge Node Part number: MD1150-A, MD2150-Ax

Intended Use: Interference aware CPE for static edge node services. 
Software Functions: Uplink Only,  No Scanner, No Downlink, hence Meshing not supported


Mesh Edge Node Part number: MD1151-A, MD2151-Ax

Intended Use: Interference aware CPE for static edge node services and last 1-2 hops. 
Software Functions: Uplink + Downlink.  No Scanner, hence Mobility Meshing not supported
 
     

Mobility Edge Node Part number: MD1155-A, MD2155-AA

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


Mesh +Mobility Edge Node Part number: MD1156-A, MD2156-Ax

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)


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.


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.